We went on vacation for a week and a half while the framing was going on at our house. It’s instant gratification to be gone for so long and come back to a huge difference. Framing happens faster than other pieces of the process anyway, so that part always feels good to see the walls of your spaces come together so quickly. It helps for those who don’t visualize space as well to be able to feel the scale and walk through the pathways at that point. Take a look at this short video of our framing and you’ll notice two things: 1 – That construction is messy (note the piles of scraps and trash), and 2 – apparently I always need a Starbucks drink in my hand when visiting the job site!
Part of the plan was to open up into the garage for a small mudroom. The electric meter happened to be right in front of that area and it took KCPL 3-4 weeks to finally get over there and re-locate it. The biggest headache with the framing was that piece since it made the framers get to a stopping point where they couldn’t finish until that was done. In the meantime, they end up going to other jobs and getting on a multi-million dollar project that they couldn’t leave when we were finally ready for them to come back. Ugghhh. So we were set back a bit more having to find another framing crew to finish a project with only a little bit left. It all worked out in the end. Just the usual frustrations of a remodeling project.