Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Week 6: Kitchen Renova[tion]

The beginning of the week was a continuation of mudding, taping, and sanding. Things are definitely starting to take shape! A base coat of paint went on today. Here are our most recent photos...

With things drying inside, the contractor was able to move to the outside on Friday, patching the hole that was left by the exterior door with cedar shakes to match the existing siding. Not only did they patch the wall, but also replaced several siding pieces along the wall of the garage doors where squirrels had eaten them away. It was quite a pleasant surprise to see they had gone above and beyond to replace pieces that were damaged on other parts of the house! Seeing the bare cedar caused us to wish none of it was painted! The wood is so beautiful, and smells divine.

infilled door, closing in our new pantry
replacement pieces where squirrels had damaged the siding previously,
beyond you can see our entry courtyard makes for a great staging space

Saturday we met with Brandon (of Progressive Cabinets) to go through the drawings one last time before he begins cutting them! So happy that he shares the same attention to detail that we have, and has really made our project his own. Can't wait to see what the final outcome looks like!

A few other happenings this week, that I didn't document with photography, but are still worthy of mentioning:
  1. The plumber replaced more of the piping towards the rear of the house, and got our only bathtub working again! Which means we don't have to keep going to my sister's house to bathe our daughter! The room is however still a wreck, since the linen closet had to be emptied to access the pipes. That also means there is a giant hole in the linen closet, still waiting for drywall replacement. Until then, the entire contents of the closet are piled around the bathroom (which I truly should take a picture of, since it's hard to believe that ALL of that junk fits in that closet!). 
  2. The sink in our temporary kitchen (aka the laundry room) has had a terrible leak since we are using it more these days, and my dear husband replaced the faucet! I seriously thought that the drip, drip, drip was going to drive me insane. So his efforts are much appreciated!! 
The faucet for the kitchen sink arrived this week, and the sink arrived today! And lastly, the flooring has been ordered! The floor is Capri Floats: Eco-Clicks in Plains Dark Grey in 15x24 planks...

Now we need to shift our focus to cabinet hardware and paint colors!

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