With our bit of demo done, it was time to call in our contractor and his crew to get is through the tough stuff that as newbie home owners without serious skills in the reno department. we didn't want to try tackling, such as:
Tracing our drain line so we can connect our soon to be re-located laundry room (we were lucky in that our ram from our old laundry room and through the workshop next door- and lies about 1 meter from the new home of our washer and dryer!
Plumbing- Considering that our old laundry room was never plumbed correctly (our washer used to drain into a giant concrete sink- the wooshing sound as it changed cycles could be heard throughout the house (and was not the most elegant or pleasant looking solution), and that we were making it into a proper kitchen, meant we signed up for a pro. And it was just as well... once everything was exposed and the plumber started digging deeper, we discovered that our plumbing was "rotten" and had to be fully replace, yup, we had to replace all of the plumbing in the.entire.house (can you say 'spensive surprise? eek!)
Framing - adding doors, taking away doors, and extending rooms.
Capping off our forced air ducts that were running to the suite's rooms, since we had to separate the house and suite to meet code.
And all the while, our upstairs was looking like this....
Yeah, not exactly the living room of our dreams, or a spare bedroom we'd want any one to try ad sleep (or even walk in!)