There was a lot going on at the house today. We got to experience our first “snow” while living in the house. And we did a bunch of demo today.
The day started off with a project to get ready for the wood stove that is coming Tuesday. Our mantle was both too low and too narrow for the panel that comes with the wood stove, so it needed to go. That’s okay – I wasn’t in love with the mantle in this room. It wasn’t old – it went with the cabinets that we removed.
It was pretty was pretty easy to remove the mantle. Although there was a mix of Phillips head and square tip screws used. Once the stove is installed I’ll come up with a new mantle that will look good and work with the stove.
Next we tackle some demo in the front of the house. This room was – I guess – a second part of the kitchen.
The plan is to move the location of the front door to where the window is in the picture above. There was also an issue when we bought the house where it was leaking in around the window due to the gutters not being kept clean. So we knew there would be moisture and mold that needed to be taken care of.
First we removed the counter and sink. Then I needed to cut back the pipes and drain that went to the sink. That box to the right of the cabinets was just a way for the pipes and drain to come up from the basement.
Once the cabinets were out the sheetrock behind it was SOAKED and full of mold. So we took that to the dump too. Those two boxes on the floor are electric heaters that were installed under the cabinets.
As I mentioned at the start of the post, we got to experience our first snow today at the house. And it’s January 23rd! Hey, I’m not complaining.
It was cool watching the ice and snow floating down the river today in chunks of what looked like slushy.