Monday, April 9, 2012

Project Time!

This past couple of weekends we were so busy with our first project of the year, and although we are far from finished, we accomplished a lot!  This time we're working on the inside of the house, and we started by undertaking a little light remodeling of the room we currently use as a den.  We're actually going to be turning it into our office and finishing the basement as soon as this room is finished.  It's a big project and we're doing as much of the work we can on our own.

Over the weekend I was able to remove the old wallboard from the walls and get the room ready for the flooring guy to come in and remove the tile hidden under the carpet, grind and polish the cement floors for us.  Well, as it turns out, the company was able to do the flooring work on Sunday, and it was completely finished in one day!  They even removed the brick surround for us, which was no easy task.  We could hardly believe it.  Now we are all set for the remaining steps: replacing the windows, moving the return air vent, framing the walls, wiring the electrical (the current outlets are two prong and we need them to all be three prong, so we've decided to re-wire the outlets completely), and insulating (can you believe there was no insulation before?!), drywall, paint, and decorate which I'm hoping to accomplish by the end of the month.  It's already looking so much better and the room feels huge without that brick surround... wish us luck!

1 comment:

  1. Good luck on the remodel! WE lack a few things on our house.. kitchen cabinets redo!