Today marks 3 weeks of owning the house. It kind of blows my mind when I think about all we’ve done in those weeks. It’s an incredibly short time but already feels longer than that.
This week has been filled with a bunch of progress that doesn’t exactly feel or look like much. You know–when electrical and plumbing stuff takes place. And it’s really a lot of work but it’s just not as easy to see or (if you’re me) understand the progress taking place. But we’ve also done a few more visible things along the way–like getting the studs out of the arch. :)
This week’s decisions and progress on my part has included figuring out a lighting plan for the whole upstairs so all the wiring and boxes could be placed and figuring out where I wanted switches and outlets. Again, not much to show visibly, but lots of hard work.
We also had to figure out faucets/valves and tubs so the plumbing can be placed. And while I like to think about shower heads and faucets as finishes, apparently they come into play earlier in the process than I realized.
We also looked at our kitchen drawings so our fully custom kitchen cabinets can be cut. (Wahoo!) It’s going to be amazing. I’m also more opinionated about kitchen sinks than I realized. I went with an undermount with a low divide that wasn’t too deep so I can easily wash dishes but still have the option to use half the sink. Originally I wanted a 60/40 divide because to 60 portion is better for pots and pans, but I think the low divide in a 50/50 will still give me that flexibility.
Chad has also been framing in the new master, troubleshooting lots of electrical mysteries, and relocating the washer/dryer hookups since we had to flip the layout of the laundry room.
And of course, you can’t forget date night. We got a babysitter so Chad and I could peel wallpaper–super romantic. ;) But it needed to be done and it was good to feel like I was helping instead of just bringing chaos (i.e. children) into the project.
So now we’re just about ready to hang drywall, which is always one of my favorite parts of a renovation because it’s when you really start to see the visual changes. Wahoo!