2.5 months in and the change is considerable. Framing has been completed, as has rough-in for HVAC and plumbing. Electrical rough is being finished as we speak. All 10 new windows have been installed and trimmed out while the new french doors are in the process of being installed right now. New (old) siding is going on and things are getting serious.
This week will be primarily finishing up electrical and getting ready for inspections. We are pretending to wrestle with the decision of just completely re-wiring the entire house. It’s an extra $4,000, and in addition to replacing all the remaining knob and tube (ceiling of the dining room, living room, entry way, and both boys bedrooms), it will get us improved overhead lighting in the dining room and living room. I know we’ll pull the trigger and do it – I just need to pause before I burn through another $4,000. 🙂
Plumbing fixtures have all been ordered and we are finalizing our light fixtures. Solidifying the final details of our cabinetry which I can’t wait to see (inset cabinetry finally!!!!). In the meantime, my oldest son Christopher and I started running CAT6 ethernet cable, coaxial cable and speaker wire throughout the house today. I figure that if the house is opened up, might as well fill the walls with even more wires. Our home network, smart home devices and speaker system has been a bit chaotic and spread all over the place historically. I’ll be consolidating it all into a rack in the basement and am enjoying having a little project of my own to tinker on while the professionals remodel the house.
Enjoy the pictures: