Saturday, December 26, 2009

Update! Windows are done!

Here is before:

And now!

Our beautiful new front door and window from the outside.

Our beautiful new front door and window from the inside.

I am currently getting estimates on exterior and interior painting. I guess we have to wait til spring to get the exterior painted. The orangey-red's got to go, but then I'll have to change the name of this blog!

More photos for ya:

I had them put in awning windows above the side windows of the home - lets in so much more light, adds more character and looks beautiful (that's my computer monitor glowing with there):


The master bath is also finally complete - the custom glass installed (but I forgot to buy a squeegee while at bed bath beyond today - dangit!):

The window installed, tile complete - though we realized we're missing the shelves for the linen cabinet. Must call on that.

Next on the list besides painting is the downstairs bath. That's haulted because of the holidays but hopefully they can continue work soon.

The house is still in shambles.

Oh, and we're also still planning to shop other estimates for the portico. I'm hoping we can get that done in the spring too.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Our beautiful new front door is in! Now I have to find some new hardware for it. The custom window for above it goes in next week - finally!

I've got to take more photos of the finished bathrooms. Digging has started on the lower level bathroom too so now there's a big pile of dirt in our laundry room. If we leave the door open, the cat gets into it. As long as he doesn't think it's his new litter box!

Friday, December 4, 2009

I forgot to add: to top off all the fun, I fractured my radius bone (basically broke my wrist) while attempting to roller skate 2 weeks ago.

I got no business rollerskating at my age. :-(

so let's see...

where are we at?

- all windows and sliding doors are now installed. they cannot install the new front door until the *new* custom window is ready. apparently it's being made by hand? i hope it comes in soon otherwise they can't install it until after christmas.

- all the interior and exterior trim should be done next week.

- bathroom #1 was waiting on the window to be trimmed before the wall tile could be completed. it's now trimmed but the tile is still in the works, depending on how much progress the carpenter made today.

- BUT we were also waiting on the custom glass for the shower in bathroom #1, which was supposed to be installed today until they realized that one of the pieces was wrong. :-(

- bathroom #2 is not complete because the plumber had to order additional parts for both the tub and the shower piece. ::whines:: but at least we have 2 working toilets now.

- bathroom #3 gets started tomorrow! but i need to find that tree where money grows, anybody know where that is?

- im farming for bids now on house painters though it's not something i can do until all the window work is done. i just want to get an idea of how much that's going to burn my pocket too.

so it's coming along! but not fast enough. :-\