Yes We Had A Chimney Knocked Out Of Our House
Yes, a full brick chimney knocked down inside our house! My wife and I recently purchased an older home. She finally talked me into it after many years of us watching HGTV. The house was originally built in 1935. An old mill house that has a two bedroom addition in the back. It’s almost 1700 sq ft. and has a fairly traditional layout with choppy rooms. There was a wall in between the kitchen and living room that had to come out. Unfortunately, we realized there was a chimney hidden inside the wall. I talked to a couple people about costs and the process of taking out a chimney all the way from top to the floor.
This had me very interested how this was going to happen. The entire first day I watched, and most of the second. Two guys started at the top of this chimney with a two pound hammer. ONE brick at a time with a two pound hammer. They would just throw each brick out into the yard.I still can’t believe it only cost $2,500 to have done. I don’t just hire anyone either. My good friend recommended him to me so i went with it.
I Was Tired From Watching Them Work
Taking down a chimney has to be one of the dirtiest home renovation you can do. I couldn’t believe the mess it made. Dust in the air, mortar wood and bricks everywhere. These guys did a great job. I couldn’t believe how hard they worked. The labor involved made me tired from just watching. Starting with knocking the brick down, then having to load that into a wheelbarrow. Roll the wheelbarrow outside and unload everything into a trailer.
Couldn’t Be Happier With the Results
We wanted a more open floor plan from the beginning. Removal of the chimney was the most important part of purchasing the home. It was from being two 12 by 13 rooms to a 24 by 13 ft room. Completely open. Next job will be to sheet-rock the ceiling. Deciding on what the do with the new space will be next. Opening up a wall like this creates a completely new feeling. Not only is it appealing to the eye but there is a feel about openness that is hard to beat.