We spent most of yesterday moving things out of our master bed and library in preparation for knocking down a wall later next week. All I can think is I am so thankful that I have extra rooms in this house to move into while we renovate. For now our library has become our new bedroom.
And the living room now houses two couches and our bookshelf.
I'm hoping if I can keep the renovations confined to the kitchen I will stay sane through the whole process (bets on how long that will last people?). This will be our second big project in the house that we will be doing almost entirely ourselves so I have some reservations about our skills. We did decide to hire a contractor to frame the new wall but we are demoing the old wall and drywalling the new wall ourselves. Lots of new skills will be learned (and probably a few tantrums thrown on my part) but I'm excited to see what we can manage together. We are still married after re-doing the back yard so I have faith we can make it through this one. If all else fails there is money in the budget to hire someone to fix anything we break, which is a weight off my back.
Anyone out there drywall before? Is it as hard as it looks? Also, can you believe our library was listed as a bedroom? I could see a possible nursery but bedroom it is not!