Gut has begun! This is the old front room (sitting room) As you can see, there is no insulation is this old beauty. There is double brick though, and some plaster/lathing. It looks dark and dingy.
The wall in the front hall has been removed. The shared wall will remain. Ceiling is exposed.
Front room and front door:
The back door:
We get to keep the fridge until the new floor goes in. This is a welcome surprise. The workmen will move it so they can work around it till then.
The stuff between the front and back! This is the old kitchen and a heating vent that went up to the second floor inside that wall. Some creative heating solutions will ensue.
The old floor was removed. And this is a close up of what remained - 1000s of tiny nails sticking up. I wondered if a quick trip to Canadian Tire for steel boots was in order. But they were all removed painstakingly the next day. I removed the ones that were in our path from the 2nd floor to the basement, where we had a makeshift kitchen. Oh yes, you heard me, we are living in the house through all this.
If you look closely you can see my husband is holding a bottle of wine. We have found that wine will get you through the most difficult of renovations.