Monday, October 13, 2008

Front Room Work

We've decided to switch some bedroom arrangements around and turn our front room into our bedroom so each of the kids will have their own bedroom upstairs. But first we needed to do a little work to it to make it a little warmer! Keep in mind this is a VERY old house! We emptied the bedroom and ripped up the carpet and pad, then Colby cut out a strip along the windows to see what the insulation looked like in the floor. Well, there just wasn't any, at least not in the foot of space between the old rock foundation wall and the newer concrete brick wall. Just dirt, as you can see in the pics! It's stuffed full of insulation now, and the difference it has made just doing that has been amazing! The house holds heat better now! I would have never imagined it could make that much of a difference, but it has! He also took down the drywall from the outside walls and is putting up new insulation in those, too, and the next step is foam insulation around the windows. Looks like we'll have a nice snuggy room this winter! Oct. 3, 2008.

1 comment:

appleallen said...

That's so cool! no pun intended ;) I think it's neat when people tear apart an old house & figure out how to make it better, it's awesome that some of your foundation is actually stone!


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