The thing about remodel projects is that sometimes things move really fast. Other times, absolutely nothing happens. I can safely say that you, dear reader, would not have seen much progress had I given you a report last week. All the little details that only my husband and I would notice needed updating were updated. This light moved over two framed segments north, that outlet a little to the left, blocking placed for towels in the bathroom… Very exciting stuff to read about. On the other hand, this past week ended with the dining room walls pushed out, every window in the house installed, the electrical (mostly) in place, siding up, and, for the first time in its nearly 100 years, the house is insulated.
This is what I imagine it looks like inside Vanellope von Schweetz's house.
We’ve been told that drywall is coming this week. In the meantime, we’ve been on the hunt for all the details. In the last week, we’ve nailed down the super exciting things like the ice maker, wine fridge, garbage disposal, and master shower floor tile. We’ve seen at least 1,000 countertops. We’ve agreed on some, disagreed on others. We’ve decided and changed our minds. I’ve read countless articles on the virtues of quartz versus marble. (Not claiming to be a kitchen designer, here!) We still don’t have countertops for our kitchen or master bathroom.
We’ve started planning our kitchen cabinets (that’s another post for another time) and we’ve painted samples of eleven different blues on the outside of our house (also a post for another time – hopefully, next week). The list of what still needs to happen is enormous. I should probably put it here so that I can cross things off. Everyone loves a good list.
Stories abound about the stress of renovating a house. It's not the glossy, quick process that HGTV shows us. Have my husband and I fought over stupid stuff? Absolutely. But we both understand that none of these decisions are permanent, which makes it easier to come back to our respective centers/senses of humor again. Until we have to shop for door knobs. Can one of you please do that for me? Thanks. Also, if someone could draw up a quick garden plan that incorporates these Texas shaped pavers, I would be ever so grateful.