Archive for January, 2011
We moved in exactly a week ago, and have been working away on small projects as we go, trying to tie up all the loose ends. The ends.. they’re still pretty loose, but we hit some pretty good milestones this weekend. My parents and Ilona put down the kitchen floor, while my friend Colin came over to give me a hand with my desk in the hallway. I had wanted to go with a floating desk but it just wasn’t feasible, the butchers block counter top from Ikea that I used as a surface was really heavy. I still need to fix up the baseboards under/behind the desk, and stain the desk a couple of times, but for now, I at least have somewhere to work!
The kitchen floor looks amazing, we just have to get the plumbing done for the washer/dryer and build a couple more cabinets, then we should be ready for the granite templaters to come in and measure the counter tops. Definitely looking forward to it! We also finished off the bathroom last weekend, with my uncle putting in our robot shower, I have to admit, my showers this week have been about 5-10 minutes longer than normal because it’s just soo cozy, heated floors, tons of pressure, all kinds of different jets and settings = awesome shower.
Finally, after almost 2 months of visiting McNabb to use the bathrooms, we have our toilet back. It’s been a super big push for the past week and a half, by my parents, uncle, Ilona and I. We have to especially thank my uncle Roger and my mom who spent hours at the house putting in all the tiles, it looks fantastic. We still have some grouting to do, the plumbing for the sink to attach, and finally get some glass fitted for the door, but at least we have a toilet! My dad spent the week prepping the floors for the hardwood repairs that start tomorrow. We also finished painting the bedroom, the studio room and the hallway. Can’t wait to see how the floors look on Friday, and it will be really nice to not have to go to the house everyday after work this week. Here are some photos of the almost done bathroom: