Thursday, November 8, 2018

Project Update: Flooring Installed

The Money Shot
Flooring Completed
November 8, 2018
We achieved a major milestone in the remodel project last evening. The floors are fully installed and we are beginning to reclaim rooms as I get the baseboards replaced.

It has been a struggle. I had hoped to be complete this weekend, but I still have cabinets to order and the treads for the stairs will not arrive until next week.

The new bar, however, arrives Monday and I am very excited. 

The washer and dryer are back in place and my task is to return the area to livable conditions. I have the baseboards installed in the back bedroom, with the exception of two oddly shaped pieces that were kicking my butt last night when I was tired. 

One of the hardest things we did last evening was to reinstall the washer and dryer. It was hard because the pair of essential household machines are older and the rubber feet are deteriorating a bit and they left marks on the new floor as I jiggered them into position. After some minutes of scrubbing, the flooring was restored to its "new-ness."

I finally feel as if the end is in sight on the project. We are still hemorrhaging money, but that too is beginning to slow. I sorely underestimated the total cost of the project. The little things do mount up. 

But it is going to be grand when finally completed!

-- Bob Doan, Elkridge, MD

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