Demolishing the Old Laundry

Finally the big day for which we’d been long working towards arrived, the day to pull down our old laundry, this will be replaced with a verandah, thus wrapping our verandah from one end of the house to the other.

There were many eager hands to help with the demolition

even the youngest two insisted on being given loads of timber to carry. 
We began ripping off strips and weather boards on the outside,

internally the linings and plumbing hardware were removed,

windows were gently taken out with the intent to recycle for another project.

Once the inside was gutted the pace picked up, 

impressed that the children were still going strong at the day’s end

“Room with a View,” it’s very exciting imagining the light potential here, the back wall will eventually be removed and the sun will pour into these currently cold rooms

all the timber has been gathered into a pile, we’re planning on a massive bonfire when our ‘City boys’ are next home. 

The verandah is to continue from the deck and conclude at the end of the house, narrowing at the final part. The large hot water tank will be replaced with a smaller one and moved flush against the bedroom which juts out a little. We’ve left the old roof overhanging for now to provide shade as we lay the decking. Once the verandah is laid and supporting beams erected, we can then begin plans to re-roof the ‘old’ section of the house. 
*Sharing over at The Builders Wife
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14 Responses

  1. Wow Erin, how exciting! Well done guys!

  2. We've just demolished our laundry but just the inside, thankfully. I love my washing machine & was so happy to have it functioning again after a week without it. Hot water is pretty special too. All these things I took for granted!

    • Carol,
      Yes hot water is a must! Great that your laundry was up and functioning again in a week:)

  3. It's exciting seeing so much progress happening. I'm presuming your new laundry is fully operational now. Do you have plans for the new kitchen?

    • Karen,
      New laundry has been functional for months, it's a pleasure:) Actually this laundry has been closed off for some time, just we were finally able to pull down once piers were in.
      As for new kitchen, just written a new post asking for ideas, please feel free to share your must haves

  4. Wow! What a wonderful experience it is for your children to help with the house projects!! These are invaluable lessons, and I'm sure their future housemates and/or spouses will be very grateful for their skills 🙂

    • Theresa
      It has been invaluable experience for them and I've already seen the older ones turn their hands with confidence to projects in their own home

  5. Very exciting for you! I love how your bbq looks like it's had lots of use too. Cheers, Sherelle.

  6. Sherelle,
    Is so exciting, can't wait to begin it all:) Ah yes the Barbie needs a clean.

  7. What an exciting time! I love, love, love that the kids were not only there to help, but were still going strong at the end of the day! I can't wait to see the finished product. Thank you for taking the time to link your post to our #HIT link up. I look forward to seeing you again soon. xx

    • Nicole
      Thank you!:):) They're a great help and learning so many skills.
      Look forward to joining in soon.

  8. Erin thank you so much for linking up! Yay to find your blog and follow your journey as you renovate your house. I will be following with eager eyes. With 10 kids you deserve a stylish laundry. xx

    • Rebecca
      Thanks to you and Nicole for hosting. Hope you enjoy following along, for now the laundry has been put to the 'back burner' all focus on a new roof line and then kitchen.

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