Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Bathroom Tile in the Guest House

It's all a process.  Tomorrow is big day.  HVAC goes in, tile gets finished in the bathroom, maybe some outside painting.  Lots going on. 

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Remodel - Serious Plumbing

What I love about my contractor is that I can trust him.  Not too many contractors you can say that about.  While I was at work they worked on the bathroom and discovered some seriously corroded pipes, replaced them all which involved jack hammering up some of the concrete pad in the bathroom AND, the best part, they moved the toilet over a little to conform to code.  Love it!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Back House Remodel Part 3

What a mess!  I cannot believe they are beginning to drywall already and that they've worked all 7 days this week.  Progress is quick.  I'm very worried the cabinets are not going to come in time.  Dena and I spend our Saturdays running around to tile stores, Home Depot, Lowes and Ferguson plumbing.  Yes, every weekend.  You would be amazed at how much there is to buy, and that means decisions have to be made often clouded by the price and availability.  We cannot wait 4 weeks for something to come in!

Friday, March 09, 2012

Back House Remodel 2

The contractor is making amazing progress.  It's only been a week and already 90% of the electrical is done, insulation is started, the new bathroom wall is framed and the windows that are going away are framed in.  Plumbing has started - a new drain has been put in for the kitchen but alas, as any old house there are issues.  A few foundation cracks but fortunately, not as bad as originally thought.  These can easily be fixed.  But the second issue is the gas line.  It's apparently been leaking for G-D knows how long. We've never used the gas line out there - it was run to the fireplace and the old kitchenette thing but we never used it.  I wonder how long we've been paying for gas that was just going up into the atmosphere.  So, I guess the yard will be dug up next week for a new 3/4" water line and gas line from the main house to the back house.  Here's a few pictures for you.  One is of the new kitchen - that is the top picture, the bottom picture is the new bathroom and main area.  The new bathroom is bigger.

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Remodel of the Guest House

Thanks to the dropping interest rates we were able to refinance the house and work out a deal to remodel the guest house.  We are going to get renters in there and it will help with the mortgage.  We think this is sound financial planning.  I'll post pictures of our progress.  Here is step one, demolition.  It looks bigger already.

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

The New Dog House

Geppetto wasn't quite down with the whole, "get in your dog house" thing - he was more into the "I'm getting on the dog house" game.  He has always been a jumper.