Day 14 was the final day of the major remodel. There wasn’t much visual that happened, but nevertheless many important tasks were finished up.
- The closet had insulation and drywall added and the first coat of mud was applied
- New door knobs were installed.
- Light fixtures were hung
- Trim work around the stairs was finished
- Outlets were made functional
- Door jams were hung
There were so many little things going on that I am sure I missed a few. Patrick and Chad headed home this morning, so progress from here on out will be slow. They only had two weeks to be here, but it is unbelievable what they got done in those two weeks. They worked 140 hours each during the time they were here, plus we had a lot of help from other family as well, as their schedules allowed. (In case you haven’t figured it out, I have an awesome family!)
Even with all the help and the killer hours, we had to pick and choose what our priorities were because they couldn’t do everything-close, but not quite everything. We chose not to have the tile laid in the laundry and bath, mudding of the laundry and bath and the new woodwork installed in the main living areas so that we could get the closet in the office, a window in the laundry room and a new back door in the garage.
Here are some before and after shots of the kitchen and living room areas.
We will still keep picking away at the things that need to be done, but the house is very functional and livable now. We can go at a pace we feel comfortable with to finish it up. All we have left is painting and woodwork, at least in the living room and kitchen, then on to the fun stuff-decorating.