We’ve decided to do a little remodel at the house. It started out innocent enough – lets get some new carpet for the family room. However, I’ve had this idea brewing for a while to remove a closet in the room and open the doorway up a bit. And if we were going to do, it’d need to be done before the new carpet. But, that closet happens to house a return air vent in a wall we want to remove. So, we need to move the vent, and if we’re going to move the vent, maybe we should just get a new furnace while we’re at it, since ours in 23 years old and our home inspector 2 years ago said it was ready to be replaced.
So, we got 6 furnace quotes and spent the last two weeks researching furnaces and the companies and finally made our decision. We’re hoping the furnace will be installed next week. I wanted to wait until after the furnace went in to remove the wall, in case we have any problems relocating the vent… but, we don’t have any plans for tomorrow, so it seemed like a good day to get going.
Alex and my best friend’s boyfriend, Kyle, ripped out some drywall and studs today to open it up a bit. It already looks a million times better. We’re hoping to install double glass doors which we need to purchase before we finalize the opening dimensions. Hopefully soon!
(Side-note: Alex went to The Home Depot to pick up that super strong contractor garbage bags and was approached by a sales associate to take a 15 minute survey and in return he got a $50 gift card. So, those trash bags were free and we’ve still got $35 to spend there. Awesome!)
Meanwhile, I spent the evening sewing with Karen (with occasional breaks to document the destruction):