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Renovation Part III: Aftermath of de[con]struction


Nope.  Not going for a WWII era theme.

We’ve started renovation, and the first task was to remove and discard all flooring, tile, electrics, plumbing, toilets, sinks, basins, cabinets, countertops, closets, lighting, doors, door frames, etc. 

There is still dangling electrics that will be removed.  Windows/air con units will also be replaced in the end.

You can somewhat see that all walls were made out of red brick or hollow brick with a coating of cement of about 1/2” on each side.  The new walls will be at least as strong/thick as the previous walls for excellent isolation and privacy.



From left to right, dining room, storage room, kitchen, utility hall, hallway, living room, secondary storage room, and guest bedroom all visible in the same picture.

It only took the contractor 3 days to do this ‘work’.  It will take them 3 months to rebuild everything brand new in it’s full glory.  Guess this might prove with all finality that it easier to destroy than to create!  And to think that I had to pay these contractors to have all of this fun.  Should’a just hired a bunch of kids and said “Ok kids, now don’t go tearing down stuff!”

Next phase of the renovation:  the contractor will build up the walls to about 6 inches so I can see the delineation of the rooms to ensure it has the right look/feel before they finish the structure.

Until then, see if you can match the layout in these images to the 3D mockups in “Renovation Part II.”

Big questions:  Will it look the same in real life as the design I created?  Will the sizes of the rooms ‘feel’ large enough? 

Stay tuned!

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  1. Leon
    August 29, 2010 at 12:38 PM

    Sweet. What wiring are you running round the place? Are you upgrading the electrical? Running CAT5?

  2. August 29, 2010 at 12:51 PM

    Yeah it’s all being completely redone… so will have lots of electrical outputs, cable in every room with the latest cabling (the high frequency stuff), and possibly CAT5… since most use cable and wireless these days not sure if I am going to go through the additional expense of CAT5 yet.

    I still have a couple weeks to decide that before they are ready for laying down tile/flooring 🙂

  3. Leon
    August 29, 2010 at 11:44 PM

    Yeah. I didn’t run CAT5 during my renovation and instead bought a Netgear Dual-Band Wireless-N Gigabit Router which has plenty of range to cover my 2-story house. Plenty fast enough for all I’m doing.

  4. Scott
    September 29, 2010 at 1:51 PM

    Reminds me of CS – Source …. Terrorists WIN! 😉

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