We had the good fortune to have mild weather and no snow; the workmen tramped in and out hauling heavy, dusty things but no snow. Windows and doors were propped open. The 50-foot roll of dust-blocking plastic wall (that I had thought was entirely excessive) was entirely used.
This was my only (forever) foray into the land of remodel. Good points: I learned I can remove a toilet, tear out floors, paint and stain like my life depends on it. The bad things: it's dustier and more upsetting to the routines of life than I could have imagined. I couldn't cook, use a toilet, or find an unsullied surface.
Here's the photo journey. I sneeze just looking at the picts.
Before: bottlenecks, sagging floors, bowed walls.
| Table yet to come.|
After: open spaces, level floor, harmony.