Thursday, March 31, 2011
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
|View towards the master bedroom, you can see the kitchen below right now.|
|View towards the master bathroom in the corner.|
|View coming up the stairs towards one of the bedrooms.|
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011
I finished trimming the outside of the replacement window. Eventually we will put 1x6 trim picture framed around the replacement windows just like the new ones will have.
Sunday, March 27, 2011
|Frame dry fitted in place before we foamed up the air gaps and tacked it to the inside.|
|Close up of our 1/2 inch plywood frames.|
|Old window with the old trim.|
|New window and new trim. All our windows are 4 over 1 panes.|
|Old basement window that will be covered by the porch soon.|
After a bunch of back and forth about options yesterday we ended up going with plain 4x1 trim for the smaller windows and.... wait for it.... plain 6x1 for the doors and other windows (and maybe the baseboards). I know, crazy elaborate. All the new windows will have 6 inch frames so there's no need for a window sill. We created a 4.5 inch frame on the replacement by pushing the window outside more. It looks so much more modern and clean looking than the old window, don't you think? We also ripped out 2 of the old (and gross) small basement windows and boarded up the holes. They'll be under the new front porch so no need for windows there anymore.
All we have to do next is trim up the outside, prime, paint, finish the other 7 replacements, start the electrical, plumbing, insulation, drywall.... hmmmm.... maybe next weekend!
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Friday, March 25, 2011
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Dominion finished their work so the electric line is gone. It looks so much nicer on the side of the house now. Unfortunately it won't mean less power outages, but oh well. This will probably be the first and last time I say 'good job Dominion'.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
|with these 3 windows and the 2 french doors to the left the kitchen/dining room should get a ton of light|
Unfortunately it's going to rain tomorrow so the roof will probably stay on this week. The shell of the new kitchen and dining room is framed up. You can see the spots for the two french doors and bank of windows in the dining room. Our back steps now have a roof.
Friday, March 18, 2011
|The new stairs were poured and look great.|
|The LVL's were set on the far side and some joists were hung. Another 8 months and we'll be cooking in there!|
|The new joists are 2x8 so they had to lift them up to match the height of the existing floor.|