We did a bunch of prep on the house getting ready for the electrician and the plumber. We pulled all the trim and then cut the lath and plaster at 40 inches, and then hired a demo crew to come in and remove the lath and plaster below the cut so the other contractors can do their work quickly…. they also got rid of the rotten floor in the hayloft and cleared out the scary basement! We get to keep the old lath and plaster look though, and will be able to button things up very quickly once it is done-we will put chair rail at the transition of old and new wall treatments which should be in keeping with the character and style of the house. The good news is the substructure and the framing look great…. they just don’t grow lumber like that anymore. And when we get a new floor in the barn….party!! The house is already standing up a little straighter, though we do get whiffs of Fran Hering’s perfume once in a while. I hope the Hering ghosts approve. If you ever need demolition work done, I cannot recommend Der Lovett Deconstruction highly enough. They gave us a very fair price, they did the work very quickly and left everything spotless.
Next-electricity that is safe and up to code! Stay tuned…..