Monday, June 30, 2003

Kitchen shaping up nicely

With just 13 days before we move into the house, it's a bit frantic. Lars has been working very hard on the kitchen, and it shows. By the end of the week, we'll have the granite counter installed, new windows and a nearly completed kitchen.

It doesn't look likely that the bathroom will be anywhere near done, but we both have two weeks holiday from work after we move so we'll have time to get everything in order before resuming our normal lives... but once we get the inside done (or done enough for the time being), we'll move on to the outside and the garden.

Lots of new pictures, take a look!

Sunday, June 29, 2003

Big week-end for home improvement

When I got home after being away for work for two weeks, so much progress had been made on the house! It's really starting to come together. All the hardwood floors had been sanded, and Lars had been busy putting up molding in the bedrooms and gutting the kitchen. The kitchen and the bathroom are the big rennovation jobs we still have to complete before we move in (in mid July, so not much time left!). Lars is doing most of the work on the kitchen himself, right now, in fact. I need to get over there to help out and continue removing tile from the bathroom walls, oof.

I also took some pictures of the utility room and the garage, which I haven't shown here before. These new pictures just give some different views of the house. More to come before the week-end is out.

Friday, June 20, 2003

We are now officially home owners! We had the keys to the house before everything was final and started working... We started by cleaning everything and painting the bedrooms. In the main bedroom, we ripped out the closet and Lars has since built a new one and ordered new sliding doors. Both of us will have a room for an office. We spent one beautiful Sunday afternoon mowing the lawn and trimming the hedges, but the garden and lawn are definitely phase 2.

This group of pictures are about a month old now, and since then we've painted the living room and all of the wood floors have been resanded. Apparently there is no kitchen right now, Lars has ripped it all out in preparation for our NEW kitchen (I'm currently traveling for business, so I got out of having to remove wallpaper--yay)... and we get new windows in a few weeks. More work in progress pictures will be posted soon.