Sunday, April 27, 2008

Building walls

The insulation is all in and we have sheetrock on the north and south wall. Now for the mudding. And sanding. And mudding. And sanding. Etc.

I have a couple of coats of mud on the south places. I'll need at least another coat on those spots and quite a few on all the wonky corners in the room. Hopefully I don't goober up the walls too bad. There are only a couple of spots in the previous remodel where I wish I had given the walls one more coat. Also, I'm not too concerned about how smooth I get the ceiling. We are going to hang textured wallpaper on the horizontal portion of the ceiling. The wallpaper looks like old tin ceiling tiles.

Why do I bother asking him to smile for a picture????

I have the first coat of mud up on the north wall. It is nice to get the old , original wall covered back up and stop the influx of blown insulation from wafting in from the attic.

I would have loved to have gotten all the sheet-rocking done this weekend, but it didn't play out. We'll see how much we can piece in during the work week.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Its like it always was there or something...

I can't tell you how rockin'-awesome our contractor was - if anyone in the greater Wichita area is thinking about a remodel job, you should totally look into Heartland Home Improvements. Not only was the job wonderful (due to our wonky old house, everything was stick-built with a lot of cut and fit), but the clean up job - Holy Cats! It is like no one was here, only better. It was like Mr. Clean was here. Okay, I'll stop raving.

Here is what we have so far. Now Pat and I will start working on the sheetrock, closets, and fun stuff like painting and building cool built-in shelf thingys. Trust me, it'll turn out okay! I mean - look how well the office turned out a couple of years ago and it is still standing!

We'll keep you posted as we slog through the mudding. (Wish we had sweet, sweet Josh - our carpenter. Dude does a mean mud-job!)

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Monday, April 14, 2008

Recap from a soggy week

The week started out with a bang...well lots and lots of little ones......

But the crew kept plugging on:

Monday, April 07, 2008

It is taking shape

Rain is forecast for the rest of the week. The crew focused on the roof sheeting while the weather was still nice.That roof is scary-steep!!!! I'm so impressed that they are able to match the style of dormer on the windows.
He, he, he - it looks like the house is wearing a bib. I think I've been hanging around the baby too long.

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Remodel Continues...

Here are some pics of the progress!!!!

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Remodel Begins

We are off on the journey of adding on a new bedroom to our old house. We went to a contractor for this one as it is a big job to get it framed out. Our contractor is Heartland Home Improvement and their customer service is spectacular! They were one of a fraction of companies that were willing to work on the cut and fit of an old house.

Here is the "before" of the single story that was added on in the 1950's.

As of tonight, they have the old roof off and the new floor on - it was A LOT of piece work.

I'm so excited for the extra space!!