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Monthly Archives: October 2009

The Grand Remodel: The Construction Phase, week 4

By the fourth week, I could smell mildew on a towel. Yech! I do change the towels more frequently now, but this just serves as further evidence of our (however temporary) lack of proper ventilation. In spite of this and a bit more delay due to rain, the framers managed to build quite a lot […]

The Grand Remodel: The Construction Phase, week 3

An observation from the third week: It takes about three weeks before I notice tea stains in the bathroom sink. This is in spite of the SanaGloss finish in the porcelain bowl. Oh well, baking soda here we go. We didn’t have much visual progress this week, primarily due to the rains. The framers installed […]

The Grand Remodel: The Construction Phase, week 2

There are a couple things I learned by the second week of construction. First, the combination of house chaos and being sick simply won’t work for getting up really early. As much as it’s good to have the contractors in at 7am and out by 3:30pm, adaptation to such a schedule just did not work […]

The Grand Remodel: The Construction Phase, week 1

The first week of construction had a lot going: All of the demolition, excavation for the addition, some initial interior framing, and forms for the addition. The addition — the future dining-living room and part of the new kitchen — will replace for the Ugly Back Room, at the same location but with a slightly […]

The Grand Remodel: Pictures before construction

Wondering what the remodeled portions of the house looked like before they were torn down? Go ahead and check out the gallery, but I’ve included some summary pictures here. The back yard (outdoors) view of the back room that was torn down. This region will be replaced with a Newer, Better addition that’ll include the […]