After a whirlwind few months we’re hoping to settle back into our blogging schedule this fall. We truly appreciate everyone’s support after Neil’s incident and thank you all for your kind thoughts. He is doing great (!) and we’re excited to finish up the kitchen even more so now in order to support his low sodium diet.
Check out some recent photos of the kitchen renovation:
Unfortunately, most of the heart of pine flooring could not be saved due to rot. So that’s all been removed and parts of the subfloor replaced. A plywood layer over the subfloor takes care of any leftover squeaking and provides a great base for the new oak hardwood. We picked it up at the coolest salvage yard.
The three new windows have been framed in. That was kind of an ordeal because of the ordering process and we’ll have to drive up to Maryland to pick them up. It was either that or get a different brand that was the same style. No one would have noticed but us, but we figured we should go ahead do it right. Replacing the one in the corner is for the best because it had already started to leak.
The massive cast iron drain pipe has been replaced with PVC and rotated so that it doesn’t stick out into the room. We’ll be able to squeeze in almost six extra square feet of counter space into that corner now. werk.
And Hooray! the laundry room is all framed in. Neil was saying now the layout is what it should have been all along, and I couldn’t agree more. Before it was out in the open and you couldn’t walk through a room without seeing it. Now it shares a wall with the kitchen and has a much slimmer footprint. Added storage in the form of wall hooks and cabinets will make laundry day a no-stress ordeal. AND hopefully we’ll never have to go back to the laundromat, fingers crossed.
Next week the new flooring and drywall will go in so stay tuned because we’re in the home stretch! Catch up on our last update here if you missed it.