Remember last week when I had no update on our reno? Because we had done absolutely nothing? Well this past week we did all the things – HVAC, Framing, Electrical & Drywall!
Ok, maybe not ALL the things, but it feels like it.
I’m excited to say that our HVAC guys came and moved/reconnected our two cold air returns. I’m so glad that we got that figured out (and that we were able to move them exactly where I wanted them). Moral of that story – challenge people to come up with creative solutions.
Once the HVAC was settled Chris quickly framed up the beam and pantry area so our electrician could come up and help us relocate three outlets and four switches…oh and create some new boxes for ceiling lights…and rough in power for the new island.
After electrical was done, we patched the subfloor (no more cat traps!) and Chris finished all the framing.
AND IF THAT WASN’T ENOUGH…we’ve started drywalling!
Yup, Chris ans I stayed up until the wee hours two nights in a row and got all the drywall installed. Now Chris is working double time to get as much mudding and sanding done before the One Room Challenge begins next week. My goal has been that all the structural work will be done by then so that I’ll have those last six weeks to do all the finishing work – so far so good!
Hopefully this weekend we’ll move our cabinets in from the garage to make some space out there for painting our new island. We’re also going to attempt cutting our old granite countertop to fit in our new space (without breaking it) – cross your fingers for us please!!
So…after some delays we’ve managed to accomplish a lot in a very short period of time. Of course if you walked into our house you may not think that much has changed, but trust me – it has.
Stay tuned next week when I’ll be officially kicking off the One Room Challenge and sharing all the finishes we’ve selected for the space!
Thank you to everyone who shared their kind words and warm wishes after the loss of our cat Jack. Jack was a great friend who loved to be part of all our home renovation projects, he will be greatly missed.