Week Sixteen Remodel Update: November 16-22

Progress: We are officially at the four month mark in the remodeling process.  Can you believe we have been at it for this long? Truthfully, time has flown by and so much has changed within the house.

As I have mentioned in the last few posts, the pace of our remodel has really picked up as of late.  This week the guys dug the hole in the kitchen for our cook-top’s downdraft. Since we are having our cook-top on an island and don’t want a hood protruding from the ceiling, a downdraft is a sleek and modern option for us. But for now, it just looks like a hole in the ground. Because it is.

kitchen dd dig

The main wall in the breakfast area has been smoothed and the shelves have been removed.  What once was a multi-shelf wall with a cabinet underneath is now ready to become a super sleek wall.  The guys should paint it (and change out the lighting above it) in the coming weeks.

breakfast wall

The walls in the bedroom and master bathroom have also made it though the final dry wall stages and should be prepped, primed and painted soon.

masterCollage.jpg

The crew also took out the small wall that bordered the front door entry way and the living room. Now, we have a straight corner and a more open space. It’s the little things.

living pony wall gone

The counters have gone in to the Jack-and-Jill bathroom upstairs, as well as the laundry room. There is still lots of work to be done in both rooms, but we are making progress and things are looking more and more modern with each change.

counter Collage

Details: The kitchen cabinets. THE KITCHEN CABINETS. Still no resolution on this issue and I am not sure I want to even talk about it. Insert Major Sad Face here. Sigh. I mean, who actually uses their kitchen

Purchases: New Samsung Washer/Dryer set from Lowe’s. We were able to get them both on sale after waiting and waiting and waiting it out.  I also purchased pulls and knobs for the office and laundry room from Restoration Hardware. These items were also on sale via their “Friends and Family” promotion.  We pledged not to pay full-price for these types of items and we have been successful thus far.

knobs and pulls

Challenges: Timing. The KITCHEN CABINETS. My sanity. Our architect and general contractor are fighting in a very passive-aggressive-Mean-Girls-Moment-kind-of-way. Am I turning into the biggest drama queen? Are you still reading this? B-L-E-R-G.

Wins: Despite all of the challenges, we are still THRILLED to be remodeling this house. Naturally, we can’t wait to see the final product. Or, at least Phase 1 of the final project.

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