Saturday, October 10, 2015

Home Renovation - Month 4 (Almost there) - 2

Things are better almost to the close of the week as we can see somethings wrapping up, after we ordered the hardwood floors. Our contractor gave up on the project last weekend, but as a last resort, he provided us with an option of paying him extra amount for labor and material, so that we wrap it up. We decided to bite the bullet and get it done.

Here is the progress of the week.
Finally they finished the skylight inside the master closet. Issue is looks like there is one place they realized after almost done, that it needed patch work. They are trying to patch that one spot and may be finished hopefully next two working days.
 The vanity is almost set up . The grout is not finished on the accent tile since we have to bring it. Looks better now since the lighting is finished too, the water is working (haven't tested fully by checking the hot and cold etc), vanity cabinets has been fixed.
 The shower tiling is completed finally along with grout. The shower glass has been set up. Initially they did not consider the step that was coming in the start of the shower. So when they brough the two glass pieces together, they were of different height. They had to raise the shower wall a little bit higher for both of glass sides to match. They fixed the shower doors and had to do a little patch up with that clear thingy between glasses (not sure what the name is).
 The hardwood floors has been installed in master bedroom along with the baseboard and the small end part.

So the flooring upstairs is totally done, They painted the doors and frames and installed the fan in bedroom. To protect the flooring while they work (final stages) they laid the cardboard boxes.
The counter top guys came in today and installed today. With all the pulls and under cabinet lighting and the lighting inside the glass cabinets fixed it looks like in much better condition. The appliances are set in place but not fixed yet.
 The exhaust and the range placement has been done. They still need to be connected.
 The view of the counter top near the stove to other end of home.
 The tall cabinet which holds the oven and microwave. Currently they are not connected yet. Once that done, we need to test it.

Friday, October 02, 2015

Home Renovation - Month 4 (Almost there) - 1

I am not sure when this project will end but trying to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Our contractor estimated the budget very less, time to fix very less, and time to finish project wrong. So after asking him multiple times and finally figuring out we just need to put in extra money and time into this project for us to be happy hopefully soon this is finishing, we are still continuing.

I have heard that home renovation process is never easy there will be ups and downs and lot of other things. But this is beyond what I can anticipate I guess. This literally tests your patience to the last string. Currently I am in my last string, hoping to see the end of the process. Keeping my fingers crossed.

They finally started on kitchen. Put down the flooring, added pantry doors and the lighting in the kitchen. One additional thing in our project is assembling kitchen cabinets as they are from Ikea. We spoke with Countertop guys and hopefully they will be in next week. So currently the assembly and fixing of base cabinets is done. Along with wall cabinets. Upstairs they started back on the shower and they are fixing the floor tiling today. There are lot of small things around the whole house that needs to be done, which might be a little cosmetic, quick fixing but I know they will take up time too. So again keeping my fingers crossed for it to go on smoothly and hopefully faster.

Our main level formal living fan has been changed.

 A fan has been added to the family room in new area

Pendent lights has been added

Shower tiling has been finished as of yesterday. Except for the small middle part where the pebbles are supposed to go.

Center island cabinet (one of it) has been fixed. Still lot of details to go in but atleast it is getting there.

power outlet on either end of the center island (inside ) that way it is hidden from outside but still have the convenience.

Power outlets inside the pantry where I want to store the popcorn maker and other small appliances. Plan is to directly plugin inside the pantry and use them instead of taking them out and plugging them on the counter top and then putting them back. Lets hope it is worth it,.


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