Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Remodel - Day 1

Well, we have started another remodel project (our prior one being the main body of the house in summer/fall of 2007).  This time around we are redoing the guest and kids' bath, as well as having some pocket doors put in the front room and having a wall of built-ins done.  Since Baby Girl (we still have no clue on a name) will be taking over our office/junk room, we decided a built-in desk, bookshelves and filing storage added to the front room would be a good idea. 

I am really looking forward to the project being completed but always hate the mess - it is going to be especially hard to keep Wyatt away from the chaos and safe from the dangerous tools. BUT it will all be worth it in the end.  My contractor, Beth, who did our kitchen/main house remodel 4 years ago is doing this one with us again and she is great as well as all her people with working with our schedule. They are trying to work 4/5 hours a day at our house (which is fine with me as we are waiting on materials and such) and an 8-noonish workday is perfect for Wyatt's nap schedule, and they are always good about completing a set project and leaving our house as clean/safe as possible.

Today was the first day of real remodel and I stupidly forgot to take before pictures - guess I'll just have to show you the "afters", as now both baths have been gutted (except for the toilet in the guest).  As a pregnant lady, I pee all the time and having the only functioning toilet be the one in our bathroom at the back of the house was going to be super inconvinient (dragging Wyatt back there with me every time I go b/c you can't trust him not to climb the bookshelves while you are gone).  So, per my request they are leaving that toilet in until the last minute.

Wyatt has thoroughly enjoyed the remodel.  The contractors have talked to him and even reciprocated the kisses he blew them when they left today - not too many construction guys will do that!  And no, I didn't tell him to blow them kisses - he just does it to everyone when they leave.  Best thing though - the paper they have taped down to protect the wood floors!  It makes a fabulous "wrinkly" sound when you run back and forth on it. :)

They were loading up the old cabinets and fixtures at the end of the workday to take to the Habitat ReStore (I love that my gc, Beth, is all about being earth-friendly), so Wyatt and I took a quick walk to not be underfoot.  It was actually not super hot yet even though it was noon and there was a nice breeze.  We "parked" at the waterfall and watched some kids fish, while we ate some cheerios and enjoyed some cold juice.

Parked at the waterfall

1 comment:

  1. I can't believe you forgot before pictures, what are we going to do with you?!?! Can't wait to see the after ones though. :) -Allena