Renovation Week 3: The Weakening

(previously.)

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.

I especially like the large hole where some duct used to exit.
I especially like the large hole where some duct used to exit.

 

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

Renovation Week 2: A Man, A Plan

(Previously.)

Not a ton of visible change this week. The skeleton of the wall that used to divide the kitchen and dining room is gone, so you can now get a feeling for this as a single room:

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Some plumbing demo was done while I was in Pasadena for work, and we’ve put down deposits on the cabinetry and ordered the bathroom fixtures. I’ll be happy to start writing more checks for things that I want added, not to have people wreck stuff and leave my house a mess. I can do that myself.

Continue reading Renovation Week 2: A Man, A Plan