This year’s unseasonably warm winter has been a surprise to us all. Fortunately, we have been able to keep busy with our renovation in South Troy. After purchasing the house in November – and seeing it for the first time right before Thanksgiving – we immediately set out to redo the roof. After we finished, we gutted the inside of the house and began work on the foundation. The back of the house included an addition that previous homeowners added on at some point; unfortunately, they never built a foundation for it. In order to address the issue, we lifted the addition roughly six inches and supported the floor joists with beams. We set to work digging out a new foundation and once completed, set the addition back down. Tough work but worth it in the end for a structurally sound house!
We also received the final floor plans from our architect. This is a step required from the City of Troy (since we purchased from the foreclosure list) that is helpful in ensuring the building is up to code and the structure is correct. Since, we have been focusing on running electrical and framing out bedrooms, kitchens, bathrooms and living spaces. Still no walls up but least we can envision the space!