Yipes, not sure if I’m more scared or excited that the kitchen cabinets come tomorrow. Man I hope they look like the ones I picture in my head...
Anyhow, sorta non-photographic remodel things have been done lately, so I haven’t been posting pictures. Basically as of today (the beginning of week 4), the kitchen has been completely demolished, a whole bunch of electrical has been done (wiring for new in-cabinet and under-cabinet lighting, double oven, additional outlets, lowered sideways outlets, and pendants), plumbing has been reworked slightly, the new window has been installed (twice), the new hood vent ducting has been installed (which involved cutting into the adjacent living room ceiling) and all of the drywall and texturing has been finished. The room is now a big, empty slate.
And tomorrow we’ll start filling that empty room.
As for the powder room, all of the pieces have been purchased or delivered (vanity, sink faucet, medicine cabinet mirror, toilet, shower tile, shower faucet/nozzle). The bathroom has been demoed, the plumbing fixes are done, the new light has been installed (mainly so it wasn’t pitch black in there), and the shower has been hot-mopped with a tar-like substance (not sure what it is, but our contractor said “Now that baby will NEVER leak.”) This room is also a blank slate right now.
We’re planning to paint the bathroom walls a light blue, but haven’t settled on a color yet. If you have any blue color suggestions or links to pics, please share! A few non-related projects have also been done (figured since the contractors were here...): new dining-room chandelier has been wired and hung, living room sconces have been wired and hung, pocket door has been installed in the laundry room.
Oh, and there is still construction dust in every nook and cranny, no matter how often I clean. I naively keep saying “Yay, I think we’re done with the most of the dust now!!!” And I am wrong.
There are also tool bags everywhere you look, and I had to laugh when one of the workmen said “Hey look what I found in my bag this morning!”:
Yeah, our little sprites/bunnies have been busy hopping around this construction zone:
They’ve also been busy scouting out dandelions and making wishes. I keep telling them to wish for a speedy remodel, but instead they’re wishing our entire yard was filled with dandelions. Hm.