It is amazing how long this process is going to take. We have had geotech engineers, civil and structural engineers come out and check the soil, the existing foundation and structure. There have been appraisers out so we can get refinanced and hopefully get enough money to fund this crazy idea of ours.
Once plans are completed, they will be submitted to our city planning board. Then we wait. Then we wait again until the end of the "no earth work" period.
Looking like demo will begin in April of 2015! Still fun to imagine our finished home: a master suite, open-concept floor plan (with a reading area, kitchen and family room), new outdoor living spaces.