Home Renovations Blog Week 6

After 6 weeks of renovations we have a functional kitchen, dining room and living room. The challenge now is get to the final items which need to be done (backsplash, stairs, and doors painted) Baseboards and casings are now complete with the front doors painted. Home Depot has an interesting product which allows you to insert a window without replacing your whole door. These inserts can be purchased in various styles, we decided to go with blinds inside the window to match the patio doors at the back of the house. These inserts come in a standard size of 22″ x 36″ and there are several varieties of looks.

We also purchased and installed the Delta Touch faucet.  No need to turn the taps, just touch the tap anywhere and it will turn on and off.  With messy hands this is really nice to work with.

The other interesting product we purchased is a table which will expand from 60″ to 132″.  There are 3 table leaves which can be added to create 4 different sizes depending on the size of your social or family gathering.  We purchased this from Dufresne Furniture and love the way this table can expand.

Here is the latest video and as our friends say, our home has a grown up look now.

Home Renovations Blog Week 4

After taking another week of holidays we completed the painting and flooring. The baseboards and painting on stairs remains before we can complete the flooring in that location. We had the unlucky 3 surprises this week. After measuring for the countertop we were told that our install date for the counter would be Nov 2, a far cry from our expected date of early August. After some great work by Floform to cut the quartz differently our order was fit with the remaining slab they had. We are extremely grateful for their efforts as we gave our sink and counter top to Restore (Habitat for Humanity). The Restore gives a great option to sending old items to the landfill.  The second surprise this week was a patio door that did not fit.  My wife calls this my $200 mistake as I had indicated it was 2×4 frame not 2×6 frame.  Home Depot accepted the return subject to the $200 restocking fee.  The 3rd surprise was a broken pendant light.  No biggie here, the glass was reordered and will arrive in 3 weeks.

We are back to work this week so Week 4 will see some progress but not as much as the last 3 weeks.  A liveable kitchen is the goal by August, we are almost there!