Friday, May 1, 2009


This is our house. We live in the Avenues of Salt Lake City, UT. We love this house, but it's not quite big enough. Our plan is to build a second story addition which will include a master suite with balcony, two small kids' rooms and a small bath. This blog will chronicle our adventures during this renovation.

The first question we had to ask ourselves was "Should we move?" As I said before, we love this house, but more importantly we love the view. (Click on the picture below to see the full size image.) From our front porch (and soon from our balcony) we are able to see most of downtown Salt Lake including the Capitol building, the Salt Lake LDS Temple, the Great Salt Lake and Ensign Peak. It's just too much to give up. Besides, it's 5 minutes from work. I could walk there in half an hour if I didn't insist on wearing heels everywhere.

Here's what the plans specify it will look like from the front and the floorplan for the upper level. Our architect, Ed Merrill from Renovation Design Group did a fantastic job with the plans.

We met with our contractor (DAYT Construction) today. It looks like we should have a permit by the end of the week and will be able to start demo as early as Monday. Wahoo!

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