Construction is ongoing at the Skyline Residence, which we last blogged about when we were beginning demolition. Since then, we have completed all the new framing, rough plumbing, electrical, and insulation. There is still a lot to do, but the difference in the quality of the spaces is already apparent.
In the living room, we have removed the dropped ceiling, a legacy of a remodel in the 1980s. This gives us an extra 15" of ceiling height, as well as creating a cleaner, more defined space. We decided to keep the fireplace in the same location, so that we could reuse the existing structure and flue. The stone cladding has been removed, revealing the concrete block structure underneath, which we can now re-clad in a more contemporary manner.
The existing kitchen dated from the 1970s, and looked like it. While the kitchen will occupy roughly the same location, we're starting from scratch with the layout, which required changing the location of some of the openings on the wall to the right hand side. The dropped beam has been pushed up into the ceiling, allowing for a continuous flush ceiling. New can lights have been installed in a neatly ordered grid.
The next steps are to sheetrock all the walls, begin installation of tile and wood floors, install new cabinetry, and begin finish carpentry. We're excited by how this project is turning out, and look forward to sharing more photos of it.