These two rooms were serving as my husband's office and my storage (or junk collecting) rooms. They will become a lovely master bedroom and dressing room/closet with an adjoining new bathroom.
Cleaning out is sometimes the hardest part of getting started on a project like this. Thank goodness for our local rummage sale. They got some large bags of donations this year!
Construction began the first week after Thanksgiving.
Wall has been torn out between new dressing room and old bathroom to make the bathroom larger. It will be long and narrow (5 x 13 ft) but still the biggest bathroom in the house.
Those old cast iron pipes will get replaced with new plumbing all the way down to the basement. Everytime we tear a room apart we are faced with this reality. Also notice the lack of insulation... at least our bathroom will be nicely insulated and we got replacement windows for the rest of the house so we are slowly closing some of the heating gaps.
Tearing out is the fast part. I will post some more later about the rebuilding part of the project!