In the spirit of catching up on assorted projects in real life and on the blog, here is a rather random selection of projects we've been working on recently. First up - more landscaping. We had previously laid sod in our side yard when we did the front yard, but we weren't happy with the slope or the drainage so decided to fix it once and for all (we hope!). That meant digging a trench to bury a drain pipe from the roof gutter, regrading the yard, and laying new sod over the top. Since we finished this project several weeks ago, I'm happy to report that the grass is alive and well and, despite the record-setting rain we've had this summer, the yard seems to be draining very well. So, another thing off our list...and now up on the blog as well!
Next up - we've been working on finishing the Jack and Jill bathroom on the second floor. This bathroom is very nearly done at this point but we haven't taken proper "after" pictures yet, so here are some in-progress shots.
We also went ahead and installed hardwood flooring in the room we call the second floor living room. This is a flex space that can be used for an office, a kids playroom, or a sitting room but, before it can be used for anything, it needed to have flooring and trim installed. This was one of those surprisingly satisfying and relatively quick projects - we were able to install the flooring and the trim in one weekend. And since it was the last room on the second floor that was wholly unfinished, with this project done, we're feeling like the second floor is getting much closer to being complete!
|Getting started, regrading and laying a drainage pipe|
|All covered up|
|Since we didn't need all that much sod, we skipped delivery - it's good to own a pickup truck!|
|New sod installed and ready (and in need of) watering|
|Working on installing the granite and the sinks|
|Setting the sinks|
|This doesn't look quite ready for use yet...but it's getting closer!|
|Getting started with leveling the floor|
|That was fast! Nearly done with hardwood installation|
|And now with flooring and window/floor trim installed. Next up - paint and furniture!|