A lot happened in the construction project last week. A LOT. It was a whirlwind of surprisingly fast work, in my book, and even though it was the "easy part" of the job, as people keep saying to me, it was still pretty impressive to me in it's speed.
This side by side gives a good example of how shockingly different it was from Tuesday to Wednesday...
|Walls are still up...|
|No more walls! Leo is standing where his vanity will be!|
|Wednesday, post wall removal, looking back toward the entrance to the room from the toilet closet...|
And then Thursday, I went home, and the fucking walls were all framed in already.
|This is looking from the entrance to the room, toward the vanity/shower/tub area...|
It was still general wall stuff. Like here was the framed entrance to the closet space...hard to see where the actual door will be, but it'll be right there in that big opening. It will be a pocket door, to maximize storage space.
This is the new shower area...the duct will be removed, of course.
In the bedroom on Friday, they had the header in for the doorway to the bathroom, and the plastic sheeting that had been separating the spaces was down. So now we can see it all and how it's coming together as a new space. I was very excited about it.
The fireplace will be changing, too. Initially, we had planned to remove it all together, or to cover it up, basically. But we talked it out, and decided to remove the hearth and the weird niche on the left there, and cover it all with a cement board application, and get a new gas insert for the fireplace instead. We'll have a wrap around mantle and shelves in the space that previously was unused because it was behind a silly wall.
So we did.
|Bottom tile: Another option for the shower floor, a.k.a. "soccer ball tile".|
Monday/yesterday, they glued headers together, and basically fortified the framed walls that they built last week. Today, they were working some more on the entrance to the master bedroom, so we'll see how different that looks when I get home tonight. We'll be meeting with the contractor to go over things tonight, so we're sure we're all still on the same page, and get updates about rough-in inspection dates and times, and all that good stuff.
I think we're on track to meet our deadline in 5 weeks, though. This has been an amazing experience so far, so if anyone wants my contractor's name/info, please let me know! I HIGHLY recommend him and his team of subs.