The main level, half bathroom has been torn out since before the floors went in. We’ve gone without a bathroom on the main level for months. (approximately 3 months & 21 days without a first floor bathroom, in a 2-story house, with a reminder that we had been living in a 1200 sq ft ranch … More The Half Bathroom, ✓
Let’s continue … So, Friday night? After we finished working ALL week on the house and felt like it was a mad rush to the finish? We left Cincinnati, headed home, and walked to the Club for food & drinks. It was a nice treat. It’s been more than a few weeks since we’ve … More Hard Stop.
So, we put a final stop date for renovating the new house as Sunday, April 16. That leaves us with 2 full weeks to actually move. And, really, the hard stop for actual house renovations was Saturday, April 15 … because on Sunday we needed to clean – ALL DAY. So, this week, we chugged … More Mad Rush.
That’s what happened this past weekend. We were so productive. It was our biggest weekend yet. There’s not much to say about this stuff. We went in and just worked. Saturday, we literally worked all day. We got to the house around 10am – took a quick break for lunch and to run to the … More Productivity.
The paint is amazing. I know I said that in the last post. But now, you guys, we took all the paper off of the floors in the family room. It looks so amazing. Exactly what we were going for. So, here’s some background. When I started painting the family room, Patrick & I stood … More The Paint. [& more.]
We have over 500 linear feet of baseboards. And, I painted all of it this past week. Twice. I might have ruined my left knee, hip, and elbow; along with my right shoulder, forearm, wrist and hand. I spent 16+ hours on those gorgeous, (really hard) wood floors. I felt every single moment of it. … More Baseboards + more.
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.
Finally, some great news! Our floors are going in! Last weekend, we demoed the half bathroom on the main floor (except the toilet base because it was glued to the tiles or something). Last week the flooring company demoed the weird layer of particle board we had under all of the main level floors. Now, … More Real Progress!