Back to business

Alright. We ate dinner and I have a glass of wine so I’m ready to get back to business.

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So last you all heard we were pooped from installing the floors, I had started on the base coat of the cabinets and Leon finished the plumbing issues. I posted that October 25th which was a Wednesday.

 

We had every intention of going back to the house that weekend to work on the floor installs and finish the cabinets… HOWEVER we decided to pay for someone to finish the floors. I know, we are shameless. Here was our thinking: If we were to continue as we were, we would have finished the floors around New Years… which would have put a little damper on the whole “move in ASAP” thing. 

*Special thanks to the Bank of Aunt Lisa* 😉

 

The floor guys came the following Monday – Thursday and not only finished the floor install but they also installed the baseboards! I debated between trying to salvage the existing baseboards and replacing them with upgraded 3 1/4 inch ones… The upgrade won. They look amazing.

 

Here are some before and after pictures of the floors: 

BEFORE: 

YAY for bare concrete!! 

 

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Pre-Demo: 

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This was moving day… I just realized I don’t have any pictures of the floor without our stuff on it…. (Excuse the mess!) 

 

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Mid Demo: 

 

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After: 

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BEFORE:

Front room (Or “Christmas Tree Room”) 

 

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AFTER:

We are still working on how to arrange this room…. 

 

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BEFORE: 

This hallway leads to all the bedrooms. See the cabinets on the left? See how they are boring light brown? 

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::DRUM ROLL PLEASE:: You are about to see the first peak of the cabinets!!

AFTER:

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(Patience! You will see the kitchen soon enough, young padawan!) 

Before:

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After:

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I am shocked at the transformation. 

 

We are really happy with the floors. They turned out great and look amazing. I’m learning how to best keep them clean and I’ve realized that micro fiber is my new best friend.

 

It’s REALLY funny to watch the cats run through the house because they are still used to being able to dig their back claws into the carpet for traction… They can’t do that anymore so they go FLYING across the room. :: giggle :: 

What do you think about the floors? Any suggestions on keeping them cleaned? 

 

 

 

 

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