My husband and I are gutting our 1931 farmhouse in South Seattle (the Rainier Beach neighborhood). The house sits on a sloped lot and has a daylight basement. The scope of work includes the following:
- adding a basement bathroom and bedroom, and entrance to back yard from daylight side of basement - relocating the stairs to the basement to nest under stairs to the 2nd floor - opening up a wall between the kitchen and current basement stair, converting current basement stair to dining area - adding main floor half bath - new finishes, cabinets, appliances in kitchen - shed dormer addition upstairs and reconfiguring of the bedrooms / bathroom upstairs
So far we are unhearthing surprise after surprise in the basement, the most recent being standing water under the slab on grade and some head-scratching plumbing. I'll be documenting the process athttp://rainierbeachfarmhouse.blogspot.com/.