Archive for March, 2011

Day 4 of the reno

Since the crew wasn’t at our house on Friday I was very eager to see what they accomplished Monday (yesterday). I was disappointed. Not because they didn’t do anything, but because what they did was so time consuming but didn’t show as much. Does that make sense?

They  removed some existing pipes and replaced them with pipes that are “hidden” in the cross beam and the ceiling so when the dry wall goes up there won’t be any extra bulkheads sticking into our family room. I know it doesn’t look like much but I am sure it was a lot of work. Check out the pictures below. No descriptions because they are self explanatory.

March 29, 2011 at 9:31 AM Leave a comment

Day 3 of the reno

I know, I know, this post is really late and many of you are wondering what happened to me. No worries, I am okay. haha. See below the pics from day 3 of the renovation. They are really flying along now. The basement is starting to look like a few separate rooms. You’ll notice a number of walls are now up and the bathroom is starting to take shape with the pipes attached to one of the walls. It is exciting to see the progress and in so little time. The crew did such a good job that I gave them the day off on Friday?! Not really, but they didn’t work on the basement on Friday. However they were at our house this morning bright and early ready to work. I can’t wait to see what they accomplished today.

See below the pictures in order with descriptions as always: Pictures 1-2: bathroom walls with pipes going to where the vanity will be. Picture 3: pipes for shower drain. Picture 4: bedroom view from hallway. Picture 5: bedroom view from bathroom. Picture 6: bedroom view looking through the wall of the family room. Picture 7: bedroom view from opening of the family room (can see the bathroom). Picture 8: bedroom view from where the wall will be in the hallway. Picture 9: bedroom closet. Picture 10: bathroom view from wall of bedroom.

March 26, 2011 at 9:08 AM Leave a comment

Day 2 of the Reno

They seem to be getting a lot done in a short period of time. The bathroom is already starting to look somewhat like a bathroom (with a hole in the floor–big one…haha). And the outside walls are starting to take shape as well. But man is it ever making a mess of the room, not just the basement but upstairs all over our hardwood. Faith loves sliding in the dust.

Ahh, the joys of living in a renovated house. Yeah! (read with sarcasm).

Again the pictures below in order with descriptions: Pictures 1-5: the hole is bigger and has “birthed” a 2nd hole. But you can see the drain for the shower (pic 4) and the beginnings of where the toilet is going to go (pic 3). Not sure about the 2nd drain in pic 3 but I will find out. Picutres 6-8: the side wall is starting to take shape. This is the biggest wall in the basement.

March 24, 2011 at 10:27 AM Leave a comment

Day 1 of the Reno

So the basement renovation has begun…finally. After running around picking up supplies on Monday, the crew came to our house today to finally start by ripping up the floor and framing out the back wall of the family room-to-be. We now have a hole in our basement and dust everywhere including upstairs. Faith enjoyed walking and dragging her feet as she left footprints in the dust.

Why a hole? Because we need to move the existing rough-in pipes a few feet over for the new bathroom.

Check out the pics below. Here are descriptions in order: Picture 1, 6 & 7: hole in the floor to move the bathroom pipes. Picture 2, 3 & 5: the back wall framing. Picture 4: a view of where the bathroom is going to be. Look pretty messy, I know.

More tomorrow. I hope you will enjoy my documenting of this reno. They tell us that they think they can finish the reno in 4 weeks. Here’s hoping.

March 22, 2011 at 9:54 PM Leave a comment

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