While we were on vacation, work continued on our addition--here is what we returned home to find!
The little landing on the back of the house was almost done. Hopefully we'll be able to leave it in place when we (in a year or two) build a deck onto the back of our house. It's a nice cedar and is very solidly constructed.
This corner is where we'll (eventually) tuck a deck.
The house REEKED when we got home. According to our neighbors, the flooring guys literally left about fifteen minutes before we arrived home. And...they worked until midnight a few nights. Yikes! Apparently the neighbors (three houses away!) could hear them. Whoops! Luckily our neighbors knew we were gone and don't blame us for the noise.
One of the things I'm excited about is that we had them do picture frame trim around the floor vents--and then we also have removable wood vents. Much better than the metal vent we used to have set into our old (tiny) wood floor area. When we had that old floor done, we just didn't even think about having wood vents.
This is the view from the front foyer area through to the new space. Look at all that light coming in!
Speaking of the foyer, I'm excited about a small change in here. We already had wood floor in here, but it stopped right at the edge of the door...which made it hard to get around the door without going on the carpet. We had the flooring guy add three extra rows of wood when he was adding all the other wood flooring. Then he sanded and stained everything. It looks good without taking up too much space from our small "formal" living room.
Here is the fireplace wall with the three square windows.
And here is one final shot. This is with my back to the wall in the new space and looking toward the kitchen. SPACE!! Lots of SPACE!
More work has been done in the past week--but we've done a fair amount of it, so I've been too tired to get pictures edited! It is looking great and is almost done!!