You may have noticed a recurring trend when a wall is excavated in the kitchen. The wall abutting the second bedroom/office was 3 inches off plum, the wall abutting the living room was less sturdy (and better constructed) than a child’s Lego project, etc. Our bungalow is a neat little hodge-podge of both poor and weird building practices. As one of our contractors calls it, it’s a “Mickey Mouse” job.
The trend continues! The ceiling has been removed because it, too, is uneven and, well, needs to be made even. There was some water damage in the bathroom several years ago, but there’s no explanation for the house’s slightly trapezoidal shape. It’s really impressive how the crew has been able to right the 80-year-old wrong, though. And seeing them frame out the new kitchen window is excellent.
I’ve been home while they work today, and listening to them drop the ceiling was an experience in and of itself. Huge chunks of aging drywall and paint continued to hit the ground for the better part of an hour. I didn’t know exactly what they were working on, and when I investigated, I found 6 solid inches of insulation and plaster coating the floor.