Monday, September 19, 2011

Reno Update....

Things have come a long way since my last post with the mudroom reno. It's such a relief to have this near completion. We feared the attached garage wouldn't make it through another winter. During the course of the demo, it was discovered that the posts on the north wall that the structure sat on were just pounded into the ground without any cement footings. Any wonder it was sinking, rotting from the ground up and prone to some serious frost heaves! 

Stairs to the cellar... where I don't need to go!

Looking at the north wall

New shingle on mud room & back of house next year

Entrance on west side

Looking at the east wall. Skirting to come to keep rodents out.

Coming along... lattice will go and hardy board skirting added

Temporary stairs. Wrap around deck next summer?

A deck will cover the ugly, old cement garage floor

Skirting being added to keep rodents out
Our new mudroom is built with 2 x 6 lumber, up off the ground on post techs that go about 8 ft into the ground. The floor is insulated and under that is fine wire mesh to keep the rodents out. We're almost there... needing some exterior finish work and then interior insulation, drywall and floors to do. Such a big improvement!


  1. That looks like a nice big space. You are so lucky to have a handy husband who certainly looks like he knows what he is doing. I say YES to the wrap around deck! We want to do that too but we'll have to HIRE someone who knows what he's doing:) Michael has many wonderful qualities but general handiness isn't one of them...but he can COOK!

  2. Thankee, Jane!

    My man's also a mean cook. It's so nice to sit down to a gourmet meal that's been specially prepared just for you, isn't it?

  3. Love it!!! Looks real good. We just got the money in the bank for our renovation. We have to hire someone like Jane does
    A wrap around deck sounds super

  4. Great job on the reno! So much useful space there, that's going to make winter a lot nicer. We just discovered a hole in one of our bay windows, complete with wasp nest inside. umm, perhaps there'll be some major renos coming our way soon too.