Boarded up grand opening
Boarded up grand opening

After the original slider was removed, the 15' X 8' opening was created. Every night the opening had to be boarded up, then taken down in the morning.

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Original Kitchen
Original Kitchen

I got talked into painting the yellow tile countertops. Terrible design fix as they chipped badly. I don't recommend doing this. Stove in-between the two cabinets & divider wall. Opposite side was original dinning room.

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Original Kitchen sink & counter
Original Kitchen sink & counter

Refriderator was on the wall where the stove is now located. Counters & sink location remain the same however we raised the height.

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Bones of dinning room & kitchen
Bones of dinning room & kitchen

Removing the "keyhole wall to dinning room, the wall between dinning room & kitchen and raising the dropped kitchen ceiling to be equal height with rest of open concept great room & kitchen

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Great Room
Great Room

Removing bookshelves on each side of white-washed brick fireplace w/arched opening.

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View from new dinning room
View from new dinning room

Raised entry way removed. Extending stairway steps to meet flush level first floor.

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Tim working hard for the $
Tim working hard for the $

Shoring up the second floor by jackhammering into the foundation and then digging horizontally under foundation where feet of concrete was poured.

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Exterior shoring up in 2 places
Exterior shoring up in 2 places

On each side of the 15' window wall DWC team, again, dug down & under the foundation, pouring more concrete to support the second floor and secure 15 X 8' French slider doors and window wall.

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Stages of interior foundation
Stages of interior foundation

Support frame until extended wall is built.

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