Saturday, January 7, 2017

Steps o' Prep

Even after lots and lots of time together, I am still surprised to hear the steps we must follow to continue our remodel. It's all very logical, but simply does not occur to me on my own. Good thing I know an incredibly skilled fella in construction.

Afer texture is applied to the walls, they must be washed before they can be painted.

Kyro is a dog who -loves- water and drinks far more than any other dog I've known.
This water, however, does not interest her. Wonder why.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Decisions, decisions

With up to six colors from which to choose for electrical switchplates,
it's another decision to be made in the long line of choices.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

The benefits of hiring friends

A power eraser! (insert tool appreciation noises)
If you search the internet for "hiring friends," you will receive tons of advice on how to set boundaries and limit risk. We are blessed with an amazing set of friends in the trades who are helping us as cabinetmakers, painters, drywallers, and more. We love these friendships and are happy to report that the experience of hiring them has been incredible and rewarding, contrary to what the interwebs will tell you.

Today, for example -- we were watching football and doing laundry when we received a call from our friend who is building our cabinets. He had a preliminary drawing for us to look at, so we happily postponed laundry and ran over to see his design. The layout looks amazing and we look forward to the next step! We could not do this big project without these great friendships and we will be forever indebted to them for their skills, kindness, and flexibility.