The taping off required for the basement staircase took probably more time than the actual demo...and when you add clean up to the prep, well, time consuming. No wonder why contractors charge so much for demo when it requires taking Lead precautions. So pretty much, the whole basement staircase reminded Steve of the E.T. plastic sheeting/containment thing. I agree.
After giving me the middle finger when I asked him to pose, he was nice enough to pose again with his E.T. finger. Oh, and, ignore the partially unzipped fly, sexy, I know.
|it was extremely tedious to tape off between the joists|
There it is in progress. Lots to see from outside-some kinda sci-fi plastic.
Nice feeling to have the first phase of demo complete. We can't decide if we should make a small trip to the dump this weekend or keep the sealed bags in the garage until we demo the whole kitchen and then just take one big 'ol trip. We'll see what we feel up to. Probably the latter. Cuz we're lazy like that, seems like a waste to take a half load and it's Steve birthday weekend. :)
This is the view at the top of the basement stairs, behind the door. This is the back of our dining room buffet. We were so relieved to see that the buffet appears to have been built separately from the house. The grey you see is the mirror. It should be relatively easy to move the buffet to make room for the new staircase leading upstairs.
Feeling like watching E.T. like me? Undertaking any home improvement projects that remind you of a movie scene?