The first tasks on our agenda are rewiring & reinsulating. And with that goal in mind, the pantry room gutting begins... and so do the fun surprises.
We tore through the layers of the pantry room to get it down to the original bones. With the Winter months fast approaching, Jason made the decision to build a temporary wall to close off the space from the rest of the house. This also means that I lose the use of my office. But hey, what girls doesn't want a dining room/office/closet? On a good note, we will renovate my office simultaneously with the pantry room. Hopefully I won't find any more dead mice in there when I'm trying to work.
Discovery : The original exterior wall of the house is leaning outward. This is due to the lack of collar ties in the non-existent ceiling in the pantry. Jason's plan is to rebuilding the frame work to support the exterior and keep it from going out any further. We had planned to put a door to the side yard in this wall but now that will have wait until the exterior gets straightened out in the future.
Discovery : We have our very own waterfall wall feature! aka: a leaky chimney.
Jason begins building the temporary wall between the kitchen and the pantry room
Pantry room & my office after complete demo