A few months back we had water coming into our kitchen from the kids bathroom upstairs.
We finally had to tear apart some of the ceiling to try to find the leak.
Low and behold there was really no leak...
just kids not being overly careful and some missed caulking when we redid the floor up there.
Interestingly, the worst leaking we had was when the young men from the African choir were here...I guess they have a hard time with shower curtains too :)
We had a lowered ceiling which I was not too fond of anyways, so we used this as an excuse to raise the ceiling to the height of the rest of the house and take out the fluorescent lighting.
We also removed a whole bank of cabinets from right there where the silver venting is.
Now it is open from my kitchen right into my front room.
That makes one happy lady :)
The only real bummer was when I was pulling down one of the last pieces of sheet rock I was showered with mouse poop!
I had found the dehydrated mouse earlier---Yuck!
I took one heavy duty shower and covered myself with vinegar!
I am very glad not to be housing any mice (that I know of) now and we got all the black mold out :)
How do mice get in between floors anyways?
More pics in the days to come.