Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Turning a House into a Home Part 6

Since there are plans in the making for guest posts etc. I won't go into too much detail, but there are two things about home-ownership that ring true; when something goes wrong it is all on you, and when it rains it pours. 

So when turning on the gas at our house is becoming an ordeal like getting the electricity on, the septic pump at my parent's house goes on the fritz and insurance company decides they don't want to insure a house that is in the process of being remodeled... Well it pours. Then we find out that that the previous owners vented the dryer into the attic. So there is dryer lint from 40 years adding to the insulation and fire hazards to be fixed. Oh, and the living room floor? Check it out: 

8 cubic feet of concrete will need to be poured to level the floor, which is fine, but in the smashing dad and Blair discovered that whoever poured the foundation of the house neglected to use re-bar, at all. 

However, all of those fun issues are posts for later, for now where we are even with with the bumps in the road:
Plumbing on the kitchen sink taken care of

Kitchen sink area sheet-rocked

Cabinets are now painted and awaiting counter tops.
Trim being painted

Blair chiseling up the old glue in the entry way

The beginnings of the hole in the living room
 Laying the floors:

 In going through all of the pictures I've taken, I realize I have a lot more to share... Tomorrow I'll post what is done in the nursery, it isn't finished, but it is getting there.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Turning a House into a Home Part 5

It's October, not sure when that happened. A lot took place on the house front, so much so that I wasn't able to get the greatest pictures, but these before and after snapshots will at least show how much we've gotten done!

Jack's room!

We should actually have Jack's room all put together except for the details after tomorrow! He is due in a month so I guess we should get to work on it. In other news I am LOVING how the floors are looking! We will be using that wood in every room except for the kitchen and baths. I'll have to take a picture of the tile we are putting down in the kitchen.

Quick snapshot of the kitchen make-over
The cabinets are all done and the ceiling and part of the walls are painted. We'll be putting up beadboard for the backsplash and the counter tops will be solid white as well. Getting the sink and the cabinet it goes on all built (the original was was rotted through, ew) is the "big" project to get finished. The floor should be a breeze.

Middle Bath progress
I forgot to take a picture of the master bath today, but here is the middle bath, we just need to get the top half of the shower replaced and the vanity painted and re-installed and it is done, you can't see it, but the floor in here has already been replaced.

Sneak peek at what will be going in into Jack's room tomorrow!

The weather is getting lovely here