One of the challenges of taking our 1950's ranch, with it's small rooms and tight spaces, and opening it up, is how to keep the ceiling from collapsing. It was one of the first things our KBF Design Gallery team took on and one of the reasons this sort of reno is better left to the professionals.
The answer, two giant beams. One to hold up the ceiling where an original outer wall once stood and the other a load bearing wall, that once divided the kitchen and the living room.
Today the KBF Design Gallery crew tackled both beams. The largest of the two weighing a total of 800 pounds and spanning all of 22-feet.
At times, I felt like I was watching a show on HGTV. In the end, after a few last minute trims and a lot of muscle, the bohemeth beam squeezed into place.
The second beam was much smaller. It was only about 11-feet and weighed less than 200 pounds. It went up much easier.
Now the temporary walls can come down and we can begin to see the full scope of what our renovated home will eventually look like.
The KBF Design Gallery team has only been at it for a total of 10 days and the changes are more than exciting!
To see the before pics and the project goals, check out KBF Design Gallery's blog at: