Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Under Construction

Getting Started...

This is where we started. The 36"built in bottom freezer fridge is Kitchen Aid
You can see a door off to the side where you enter from the garage. That is the corner where the walk in pantry is going to go. We moved that entrance to make traffic flow out of the kitchen not right in the middle of it.
Removing a wall to create a mudroom area and pantry for the kitchen...

Making a mudroom...( My Dad came down for a weekend to help)
If you look close you can see the garage entry door. Then a Closet off to the side which we are removing to make the back entry larger and eventually put in 6 lockers ( 4kids 2parents...just did not want to scare the grandparents)

Old floor is getting pulled up.

Jenn Air 48" stove with griddle and 6 burners bought off craigs list. The door was broken off, but thanks to our friend with a
Tool Shop we soon had that problem fixed. The Stove was 7years old and they no longer made the LP converter kit.
 ( that will be on it's own post in the future)
The floor needed leveler....lots of it.

Ella helping wash down the walls to get them ready for primer

Our Master Bathroom
Todd took a week off to do the roof. When the kids napped I picked up the shingles. We had two dumpsters full.
We choose a black shingle.

The roof was plain so to give it some lines Todd built a dormer ( It is just for looks)


So many flooring options. We decided on Solid 4" maple
Bought from Lumber Liquidators in Grand Rapids
We bought a Porter Cable Flooring Cleat Nailer to lay the wood floors
1,300 square feet of wood floors

Living in the basement I got tired of staring at the old dirty and dark fireplace, so off to Sherwin Williams for some paint. Two coats and then finished. I chose a Antique White.

Setting up the Rooms

No closet doors either

Girls room

Bedspreads are from Bed Bath and Beyond
Master Bedroom
Baby's room


I started transplanting flowers by the pool