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Whats going on at our house renovation

Posted on the November 14th, 2007 under house,Interesting,Levittown,long island,Personal,Remodeling by

Well its been quite a busy month or so, we have gotten a lot accomplished thanks for family and friends.  I figured I would post a few updated pictures, I haven’t had time to update the site the last few weeks.  A brief overview of what has been accomplished so far: Downstairs – Bathroom is 90% done (Waiting on a Vanity from Home Depot), Sub floors are down (Vapor barrier, CDX Plywood) and the hardwood in the Living Room is done (see picture below).  All the walls are spackled and primed downstairs, and I just finished up giving the ceiling in the Living and Dining room their second final coats last night (see the other picture below). My father-in-law and wife put the slate on the fireplace this weekend, it really came out nice and brings a different look to the whole room.  See pictures before and after below.  Thats all for now.

Fireplace Before:

Fireplace After:

Wood Floor In Living Room:

Painted Living Room (Ceilings, Walls will be painted This Week)

Quick House Update – Video

Posted on the October 15th, 2007 under house,Levittown,long island,Personal,Remodeling by

Here is quick video of the current progress of the first floor. I havnt had the time to post more video’s, but I wanted to get this one up of the first floor.

Day 3 At the House…

Posted on the September 25th, 2007 under house,Levittown,long island,Personal by

So far everything is going OK.  Last night after work I ripped up some of the carpet on the first floor while waiting for the kitchen cabinet place to come.  The kitchen guy measured the whole area and should be drawing up some plans / options for us over the next few days.

Tonight I’ll be tearing down some sheet rock in the kitchen because we will need to re-wire / upgrade the electric anyways.  And if I have time, I’ll finish taking up the carpet in the other room.  I am taking off tomorrow and I’ll be meeting my friend there to help me spec out what needs to be ordered from Home Depot (sheet rock, wonder board, wiring, outlets, etc) and make a few trips and get everything there so we are prepared.  I am also having a dumpster delivered tomorrow morning to the house, this way we can get rid of everything pretty easy.  I ordered a 20 yarder, and that should be PLENTY for the demo work we need to do.

Things are moving full steam ahead, however as I anticipated there are a few more things we need to do that we did not plan for initially. There are some studs and rock that had some mold issues due to a leak, as well as just some old wood that I’d rather replace then taking a chance.  No reason to go cheap now, I’d rather just do it right.

I’m hoping to get the plumber in there the end of this week to replace the main water cutoff valve as well to do some other minor changes.