Firstly, an apology for running a little late with our monthly house update. I had quite a few big work changes over the last couple of weeks and have been a little distracted! Still, there’s a ton to update you on, so here we go!
In the last week or so, most of the interior doors have been installed (most, because a couple were missing and the interior exterior doors- like from the den into the garage- hadn’t arrived yet), and all of the new doorways have been trimmed out, and a new fireplace mantle has gone in in the den between the bookshelves. Both fireplaces have had ventless gas inserts installed (and are remote control operated- something I’m super excited about!).
ALL of the drywall work has been completed! What I thought was just going to be a little patching here and there turned into a massive amount of work. The den and the powder room were completely re-drywalled due to existing wood panelling and very stuck-on wallpaper. The kitchen has 60% or so all new walls due to moving a few doorways and re-routing that crazy plumbing stack.
While new lighting hasn’t gone in yet (other than recessed lighting in the kitchen and den), all of it has arrived and is stacked in the middle of the living room floor. New subfloors went down throughout the first floor.
On to the fun stuff! Monday, the painters will get here to begin, and should finish next week, as well! This means that all of the light fixtures other than the ones in the kitchen will go in! On the 5th, the garage door and opener will be delivered an installed, and sometime over the next week our new front door should go in! Monday the 8th, installation of the hardwoods begins, and the first floor will be stained.
I know there’s going to be a ton of movement over the next several days. My big plan for the weekend is to get everything off of the first floor. There’s a chair that needs to move out to the sunroom, and I’m hoping to have all of the light fixtures/hardware unwrapped and placed on folding tables in the garage so that the boxes can be recycled and everything in them can get out of the painters’ way. Cross your fingers for me folks!