Sunday, July 18, 2021

Remodeling Week 16

 The contractors returned mid week this week.  Left me a few days to do a few painting projects.  I did finish the trim - yay - and I painted the backside of our peninsula and the crown molding around the fireplace.  Then I did some touch up painting around the house and painted 3 of our 5 outside doors a new red color.  I got a ton done and taking advantage of the floors being covered.

The contractors this week did little jobs.  The put some handles on the cabinets.  Adjusted the doors a little more.  Removed two drawers out of two cabinets. in the pantry so that I can put in my taller appliances (mixer).  The fridge was slid in place, but not quite ready to be used until the plumbers come back to hook up the water line.  The installed the hood over where the range will be.  The put the wood siding back on the ouside where they put the hood outlet.  

The electricians returned and did more lights.  They finished the mudroom, hallways, and kitchen recessed lights.  Made the holes for the rest.  Hung the chandalier in the hallway (HUGE to do trying to get that staged).  Everything is coming together.  

This is the light we will have over our small breakfast area.  We wanted something with the style of the other lights, but that didn't hang too low.  It needs a few more bulbs.....they are on backorder like everything else!  Ah well.

These are our island pendants.  Simple and elegant with edison bulbs.  We hung them high enough so that they would not block the view of the television - all important while I am in the kitchen
We have tiny recessed lights all over the place.  Love a lot of light.  They are all LED.  I love them.  Brightens up the whole floor.  These are in the hallways and pantry and kitchen, dining, living room, everywhere.
Our living room ceiling fan.  We have an idential one in smaller form in the mud room.  Our designer was a huge help when it came to lighting and getting things to coordinate.
We are inching our way to completion.  When Mat came back this weekend, we took off shopping for a table and for the shelving we want to use in the pantry.  We found both.  I am so excited we are at this stage.  The contractors will be done around the 30th and the cleaners come August 3rd and then the house will be ours once again.  So close now.
We picked a matte black wrought iron handle for all of our cabinets and drawers.  No knobs.  6 inches for our 4 smalled drawers.  8 inches for our 24 and under drawers and cabinets, and 10 inches for our biggest drawers and cabeints.  They are gorgeous.  They were a little pricer than we wanted to originally spend ($25/piece) but solid and exactly what we wanted.  

We chose to do the painting, tiling, and mill work so that we could spend more money in other places.  We saved 50K by doing some of this work ourselves, and it will give us a chance to do other projects we want to do sooner.  Sweat equity is sometimes worth it.

The hood for the massive range.  We have a 48 inch hood.  Took 3 guys to install it.  They aren't done, but it is getting close.
The crazy set up for hanging the chandalier.  They left the ladder in place for us so that I could finish painting our wall and ceiling (they moved the light over 4 inches so they had a patch we had to paint).  The set up was CRAZY.  They actually stablized the ladder at the bottom

Wala - chandalier!  It is really pretty.  A nice replacement for the silly little light that has been ther efor a decade.  And I will be able to reach it from my second floor to change bulbs and clean.

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