In addition, the old entryway wall came down. You can see from this pic that we had to do that before we pulled up that last layer of diagonal sub floor.
Notice that gap in the floor - that's the current opening/stairs down to the basement. That will soon be the new hallway. Which means it has to have a floor.
Notice the wall in the pic [the one behind the plastic sheeting]. That left side of the wall will be the new doorway into the office, [which right now is our temporary living room.] We'll be cutting that door in later this week. You know, after there's a floor there.
Also notice the ends of the joists sticking out on the left. That's new floor and new joists will be joined to those, coming over the old floor joists in the entryway [which will be taken out from the bottom]. Confused? Me, too. Eric has to explain every step a couple of times, but it is all super structurally sound and working brilliantly.
What you're seeing here is the entryway with most of the new joists in.
That's the living room wall at the back with the plastic sheeting in front of it.
That's the stairs going up on the right.
The long joist running up next to the stairs is a beam that the basement stairs will connect to.
The rest of those joists are tied into the joists that you saw sticking out of the floor in the previous pic. The new floor will go on those.
In this pic, Eric is in what will be our new bedroom, where we have the saw [and a pile of stuff that needs to go to the dump.] The joists that you see go over the old basement stairs, joining the bedroom area, the living room area and the new entryway floor. This means that in a couple of days, everything will have new joists and subfloor and this entire area will be new construction with new level floors, all joined together.
- what to do with the front door
- new subfloor
- new hallway walls
- new stairs up
- new stairs down
- under stairs storage
- deciding what to use for flooring in that end of the house