A common phrase with new construction is “breaking ground.” How apt, then, for the first project in our not-so-new house to be “breaking roof.” Really, I think Mr. Fixer was just so anxious to finally get behind some power tools that he decided to go big or go home (I guess in this case, both!). In all reality though, it was the perfect weather to tear out a chimney and put a giant hole in the roof, so that’s what we did. We got some very curious looks from our new neighbors, but overall, I think they are intrigued by Mr. Fixer and I and simply glad that someone is finally taking care of this old house.
But, back to the chimney… if you take a look here (scroll to the bottom for the images), you can see that the existing layout for our house is rather odd in terms of the location of the fireplace (right when you walk in the front door). And because of the new design needing a proper place for a dining room, the fireplace had to go! Plus, I know for a fact that we would never use it anyway, and it will give us a little extra garage space for all of Mr. Fixer’s toys.
Enough words, though–I’ll let the pictures do the rest of the talking! If you have any comments, questions, or your own stories to share, we would love to hear them!
– Mrs. Fab 🙂