Well Friday we moved into our new addition. Patty was at school teaching and so I just went ahead and moved all the furniture into our new rooms as kind of a surprise. I figured the weekend would also be a good time to see how Alyson likes her new bedroom.
Just as a refresher here, I started in the first of May building this new addition. Its not merely a room, but literally doubled the size of our old house. That was 24 by 40 feet, while this addition is 28 by 40 feet. Together that now gives us 2100 square feet, 2 full bath rooms, 4 bedrooms (12 x 16 feet apiece), a dedicated laundry room and some big closets. For example, the kids closets are 6 x 8 feet, while the master closet is a whopping 12 by 8 feet.
With the old part of the house, we still have a 24 x 12 kitchen, a 16 x 24 living room, a 12 x 8 full bathroom and now the old bedroom will be a 12 x 16 playroom for Alyson. The addition has five major rooms. Three bedrooms (12 x 16), a bathroom 12 x 10 feet, and a laundry room at 12 x 10 feet.
Overall the build went pretty good. It took me longer to do then I thought by about a month, but working by myself and only on weekends, I was able to complete the addition, reside the entire house with cedar shingles, and did all that from May until December. Amazingly I kept the project right at the budget of 45,000 dollars. Not to bad considering the scope of the project. Here are some pictures...
This is what we started with..
A picture taken several months later from the same spot:
For more detailed pictures, and pictures taken before, during and after the build, feel free to take this link.