Kitchen remodel: Day 95
Well, we just passed the official 3-month mark of our kitchen remodel. What began back on November 14th is still moving along. But the big question is: where’s the drywall??
I created The List a few weeks ago as a guide to what needed to be done before drywall. And I wanted to be ready for drywall by the three-month mark. Why? Mostly arbitrarily. But I was planning on the remodel taking 6 months, and it felt like spending half that time on internal stuff and half that time on external stuff and finishes was a good estimate.
And we almost made it, too.
Plumbing permit? Fix shower leak Reinforce/add entry joist Demo office wall Replace sink vent/drain Build header Demo stove wall Demo false wall in bathroom Demo plaster on north wall Block for cabinets Level floors Frame bathroom/closet Frame out new windows
Build down header Shim for drywall Order parts for HVAC
Of course, it might be obvious that the two things we didn’t get to are the two biggest projects. But let’s not focus on that. Or that fact that we were planning on doing the HVAC today, only to discover that in order to accommodate it, we might have to move some of the plumbing that gave us such a hard time.
I don’t want to talk about it.
Instead, let’s look at the closet I built, after I finished framing out the bathroom. Here’s where it started (and check out the new back door, waiting for installation):
And here it is, waiting for drywall:
Okay, so a closet isn’t that impressive. So here’s another before-and-after, one that shows a bit more progress:
Ta daa! So you can see why I’m still happy to be at the three-month mark, even if I’m not sure we’re on track. Considering that we’ve never done anything like this before and we haven’t hired any professionals to get to this point, I’m pretty proud of that “after” picture.
Now, let’s go take a look at this HVAC problem, shall we?