On to house #2! The new challenge: take a 1953, 2400 sq. ft. ranch house in Arlington, VA and turn it into a two-story, 4800 sq. ft. Craftsman style house. After spending four years from start to finish on the first house, we're hoping to finish this one in 2 to 3 years instead. Back to construction zone living!
Monday, January 9, 2012
I was feeling ambitious after work today so I decided to plug away at the remaining details in the guest bath. The painting is now done and the fixtures are installed. Technically we now have a fully functional 2nd bath and shower! There's still some caulking to do around the edges, but so far no leaks and great pressure. The PEX plumbing system we installed is great so far. It only took about 15 seconds for the hot water to reach the fixture. Our water heater is in the basement so that's pretty fast. I still need to cut in the cabinets and do some trim so we can install the toilet. It was a late night, but after the paint fumes and silicone caulk fumes, I won't be needing a glass of wine to relax...