If you look closely at the floor in the picture below, taken a few months back, you’ll observe a startling feature: the floor dips about two inches to the right!  It’s definitely two distinct levels that kind of slope together.

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That’s because the two sub-floors are two different materials and two different heights.  To the left, the sub-floor was wooden.  To the right, the sub-floor was soapstone.

We decided to remove the old wooden sub-floor (which was caving in/ rotting from the damp crawl space underneath) and replace it with a new one made out of MDF.  The other advantage to replacing it was we got to cover up those air conditioning holes in the floor that are no longer needed.


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(Side note– don’t you just love how much more room there is with the stone hearth gone?!  So excited!)

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Yes, our kitchen looks like a battlefield.  And yes, everything is absolutely covered in dust.  (And by everything, I mean every single thing in our entire house.)DSC_0309

To ensure a totally level floor, we decided to cover the soapstone with the same boards and give the whole kitchen a uniform sub-floor.  What a novel idea!  DSC_0308

 

It’s not pretty but it’s getting there!  I’ll be so glad once Evie’s walking to have a level floor.  Talk about not taking that for granted!