introduction and finally about to embark on remodel
I've been lurking here awhile as I got ready to start a remodel on my little house. I finally met with a contractor yesterday and await his bid. If I like it and the city gives the go ahead it will all start very soon.
My little house of 554 square feet is going to gain about 200 square feet. I have a lean to shed on the back that will be demolished and rebuilt for a bedroom. If the current foundation passes inspection, which the contractor thought it might, it will be 150 square feet, if not, I'll make the new pad a little larger to 180 square feet.
My current bedroom is an attic loft of about 80 square feet. I hope my budget and the city will allow me to create a shed dormer for a bit more head space and about 30-40 square feet of floor space in the loft. That space will become a weaving and sewing workroom. The ceiling is low, but I am short, so that doesn't bother me if it doesn't bother the building inspector.
Also on the list; new roof, new carport, new windows, doors and siding. It looks promising that my budget will cover most if not all of my wish list. I may have to save up over the winter to get the hardiboard shingle and plank siding I want.
A lot of the finish work will have to come out of my current earnings and my own sweat equity, but the beauty of a tiny space, is nothing really adds up to whole lot of money, even going with upgrades.
I'm most looking forward to having a real closet and laundry at home.