Last time we checked in on the house renovations, there was just a glimpse of a floor-to-come, and now as you see, the floor joists are done (and I'm still showing off that word, which I just learned!) The progress is getting exciting, and if you use your imagination, you can visualize sitting in the new room cranking out a blog post.
This space in the floor is where I'll have a trap-door covering steps that go down to the greatly-improved basement. The contractors are working on extending the steps there up to meet the new floor. This area will be kind of a mud room, leading out to the deck.
Almost before I knew it, a layer of wood was nailed over the floor joists, and I had a floor. This was definitely fun to come home to!
Then very soon there was actual framing going on and walls started to appear. This wall faces east and there will be windows where the morning and mid-day sun will come into the room, hopefully making light that's great for photos.
Here's another view of the east wall, with Spencer my fabulous contractor working on something. The board here spanning three sections is where the three tall windows are going to be.
Then very quickly more walls were framed in, and it was starting to look like something that would turn into a room. This photo looks at the south side of the new addition, and the upper boards going horizontally show where two big windows will be on this side.
Finally, to the west of the new rooms will be a covered deck, and you can see that space on the left in this photo, (where Spencer's son is hard at work cutting boards to size.) There's also going to be a lower level deck that goes all the way across the back, and next to that piece of deck will be two raised beds where I'll (hopefully!) be growing tomatoes later this summer.
(If anyone is interested, you can see my whole set of House Renovations Photos on Flickr or use the label House Ronovations to see all the posts.)