Finally, some more progress to update.
That no good, lazy bones worthless guy finally got off his butt and did something.....oh, that's me
Anyway, getting ready to expand mud room to make laundry room. Pulled the old house siding off the wall, took my time as I wantd to save as much as possible for future repairs I will need elsewhere on the house. Must be 107 yr old redwood, very dry, soft, and brittle.....and a ton of 100 yr old dust and garbage, glad I was wering respirator. You can see the roofing paper they used as a vapor/moisture barrier.
I also removed a small section of drywall to see what I have to work with and tear out.
Plan is to build new wall over to wear 2x6 is standing, that will be 5x8' extra, build new platform for new mud room floor, then enclose. Part of it will be a closet dacing into garage as that will become boy's bedroom also, doorway will come into it basically where corner of existing mudroom is.
Sorry about hazy pics, it's from the dust still in the air from me sweeping!
1. Picure 4 you can see the wide boards they used under the siding, there is no insulation at all behind these. This will become an inside wall ( living room on the other side), should I still insulate or just let it ride???
If I insulate, I plan to remove the very top board, get some of the blown in stuff then just push it down in there some how.
2. Picture 3 shows the foundation of house which used to be outside. I will bring drywall down to the top of that, wife and I think we will just paint it color of room and leave. If not, I will have to somehow frame out around it then drywall over making probably a little 4 1/2-5" wide ledge which I'm not big into. The rest will be undr the mud room platform hidden. The outside garage wall is foundation also, but I can glue drywall under existing wall board and smooth it all out.
What do ya think?
Next week I should have some bathroom updates. I know I'm stupid doing two projects like this at one time, but when something is drying or I'm waiting on supplies, I can be working on the other one.
Edited by TAHOE, December 19, 2013 - 10:25 AM.