We’re making some headway. To be honest, Nick and I were a little frustrated with the pace of the work. Ben (our contractor) agreed that perhaps things weren’t moving along as quickly as possible, and is making some personnel changes that might help step up the pace.
We’re hoping to see some major changes by the end of this coming week. One thing we know for sure is that the subfloors will finally be laid down in the kitchen and dining room, which will make those rooms look a lot more finished. The carpenters might also be starting on the new stairway this week (fingers crossed).
But until then, here is how the house looks now, as of the end of the last week in August, before the Labor Day weekend.
The kitchen and part of the dining room:
The new ceiling in the kitchen is the new floor outside of Sadie’s room, which replaced the rotten floor in the old bathroom and will also be part of the new closet that will house our washer and dryer.
This is the office, as seen from the kitchen.
View of the living room from the kitchen.
Upstairs now. Not much has changed in the old third bedroom, but if you look up you can see that the attic floorboards have been removed.
What’s left of the attic. This part of the attic will be a loft/storage space.
The most exciting progress shot so far: the new floor built above the kitchen.