The first big change this week — a new plywood subfloor went down.
The only downside to this is that if a robber walks across the kitchen floor in the middle of the night, the squeaks and creaks are all gone, so the entire house won’t wake up any more. I looked for every single squeak that we’ve gotten used to and can’t find any of them. Continue reading Renovation Week 5: Build a Great, Great Wall
New This Week:
Lots of bathroom/plumbing work. All of the rough plumbing is in place, ready for inspection:
I’d never seen this kind of piping before. Continue reading Renovation Week 4: In the Mushroom Kingdom
The biggest surprise this week: learning that my kitchen has been completely uninsulated since it was built. I wonder how much money we’ve literally burned over the last 20 years heating this place, between that and the windows that never quite closed or sealed correctly.
Also, more unplanned destruction this week, as the contractor wandered the house attempting to map out the electrical circuits in the place. Continue reading Renovation Week 3: The Weakening