attic · renovations

Project Attic Conversion of Awesome: The Beginning!


Tomorrow, we start.

Well, really, we’re not starting until next week, but we’re laying down the groundwork this weekend.

We’ll be spending the morning up here in this slightly dark foreboding place, cleaning up all up, sorting it all out. Then, we’ll be off to one of our favourite hardware stores for wood. Lots and lots of wood. And electrical cable. But mostly just wood.

It’s the official kick-off.

This is our timeline. We’re not frozen to it. It’s not set in stone. And, we can identify a myriad of places where we’ll get off track. But, that ok. At least, once we get started, there will be no going back, no changing our minds. At least, once we start, we have no choice but to finish.

A Reno Timeline for Project Attic Conversion of Awesome

Week 1: Clean-up and purchase materials.
Week 2: Support ceiling joists and remove the downstairs wall by adding a floor beam and column posts.
Week 3: Reinforce ceiling joists to become floor joists.
Week 4: Re-run existing electrical
Week 5: Reinforce roof joists.
Week 6: Frame the walls and put down glorious, glorious subfloor.
Week 7: Run new electrical and, potentially, re-run some existing plumbing lines we roughed in during our last reno.
Week 8: Insulate. Spray foam!
 Week 9: Build and install stairs.
Week 10: Drywall.
Week 11: Mud and sand
Week 12: Paint.
Week 13: Put down flooring and finish off with trim.
In an effort to keep us to it, I now declare Fridays Project Attic-Conversion-of-Awesome Update Day! It needs a better name, I know. Please, leave your suggestions in the comments! 
After this weekend, our little home will be returning to the state of this blog’s namesake… bring on the construction dust! 
Please follow!