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Immediately after demolition, the contractors began framing. Which is good, because demo can be stressful. It’s liberating, too, but mostly stressful.
You can see them creating the wall that will define the butler’s pantry:
As a reminder, this was the view from the same spot:
And then, a really scary thing happened. It’s one thing to take down INTERIOR walls, but it’s wholly another to take down walls that leave you exposed to the elements. Behold!
Good thing the weather’s been nice ;)
Even though Phase 1 of the renovation stays within the current footprint, the contractors had to remove the back wall to put in that steel beam you see. It’s kind of fun to see it open…sadly, the whole wall will go back up until Phase 2.
That night, we had this:
Did I mention that renovating is not for the faint of heart? Onward!
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