Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Let there be Light. . .Upstairs.

Everything is intricately linked so simply redoing the roof was not going to happen as dormers needed to be added on both sides of the house. Our house is a 1.5 story house which means the sloped roof limits use upstairs and as we are adding a bathroom upstairs we needed to create ceiling space for a shower. I have no plans on taking showers sitting down.

It doesn't look like much today but here's our new bathroom!! Nice view of the forest.

Skip begins to create the dormer.

I am certain he is breaking a few codes regarding safety but so far so good. I will be very happy when all the roofing is done and I get him down on the ground again.

The almost finished product!

On the front of the house we are placing the stairs up against the wall in the living room which brings up upstairs just under the eaves of the roof upstairs. Skip, being the tall man that he is, is sick and tired of always having to duck to avoid hitting his head. To ensure that the house fits him, a dormer was added to allow for head clearance as he ascends and descends the stairs.

A small dormer already existed but we wanted it to cover a bigger area of the roof to let more light in and give a longer stretch of head room.

The destruction and reconstruction under way.

We are thankful that it has been a mild fall so far as big giant holes in the roof can make for a very cold house. 

Now Skip just needs to add the window (and the siding, metal roof and a few other things but we wont go there today). 

All of the old tar paper has now been covered by the new roofing material, making our roof completely water proof again!

The windows added upstairs will obviously allow for a nice addition of light. Lastly, Skip will also add a skylight on each side of the roof to the left of the chimney to let light into the two new bedrooms that are being added upstairs.

1 comment :

  1. Looks fabulous, can´t to see it /Birgitta