It’s amazing. We use it all the time. It is the best thing we’ve ever done during a renovation. It was worth all of the money to pay someone else to do it. The crew literally did everything. We didn’t do anything. They did excellent work. Have I mentioned that we LOVE it? I mean, … More The Deck.
This post is self-contained. It is not about finishing the basement or anything ooooh- or ahhhh-worthy. It’s about jack-hammering the floor of our basement to fix a slight water issue. Our basement has been waterproofed. A sump pump was installed. (Both before we bought it.) It all works really well. We got SO much rain … More The Basement.
While we haven’t gotten any more BIG projects or rooms finished yet, we have been chugging away at making the house more livable. We’re easing back into the big projects, I swear. I actually really want to get some stuff crossed off the ole’ To-Do list, like really bad. Plus, I just hate looking at … More Just an update.
Remember this photo that I shared with y’all back in the day? It was the picture that made Patrick & I come back and take a second look at this house when it came back on the market. And, while the picture is not entirely accurate … we ARE building on and will finally have … More Big news. Big plans.
(Side note, again … I’m behind in posting … so some of this is written in the wrong tense, because it should have been posted like 3ish weeks ago.) So we’re under contract for our first house. It sold in 3 days, and the process has been only a little bit tumultuous. Our realtor is … More Final Fixes on our First House.
I’ve been slacking on the updating here. But, we’ve been getting things done at the house. So, it’s fair. The flooring guy came back to fix the shoe. Mostly it looks good. Some of it I’m going to have to just fix myself. And, we’re not sure what he did (because he certainly did NOT … More Priming and Painting
The shoe has been installed and everything looks mostly good. There were a few pieces that didn’t appear to have poly on them, and a few noticeable gaps between the shoe and the floor/baseboards … and our contractor has been great and is totally willing to work with us and send someone out to … More Cleaning, Shoe, and Wall Prep
One thing. We are completely happy with this one thing that we’ve hired contractors to do so far in this house. The floors. They look amazing. They seriously are a game-changer in this house. Between the door openings and these floors, we now own what feels like a completely different house. We had a couple … More Sigh of relief.
It’s log, log, it’s better than bad, it’s good. (Ren & Stimpy, circa 1991) We have wood! Lots of wood! In the form of planks … which all came from logs. 🙂 Originally, they delivered *white oak flooring. After taking a closer look at the 3 upstairs bedrooms, which have existing wood floors, they determined those … More It’s big, it’s heavy, it’s wood.
Also, we have light again. The electrician arrived and installed a junction box. The lights in the basement work again. The outside light on the back patio works again. The outlet works now. [We did ask the electrician to move the outlet down a bit to match the height of the other outlets, and apparently … More It’s safe again.