Weeks 5 & 6...

  • finish painting upstairs, walls, trim, doors, hallway
  • install new light fixtures upstairs and downstairs
  • fix all cracks and openings in attic- blow in insulation 
  • paint the railing going down the stairs
  • paint the entire downstairs including the laundry room
  • paint the fireplace
  • install new door leading to garage and front door
  • move existing exterior faucet and reroute to the atrium
  • putty/sand weird opening to vanity area
  • have electrician out to check kitchen wires and rewire the breaker box
  • tile laundry room
  • fix door frame for new front door (to be installed in two weeks)
  • get an exterminator out to spray
  • hang new mailbox
  • build out desk area in living room and paint
  • remove slider door and replace with double french doors and a door that the dogs can go through to get to the atrium area
  • build shelves in the entry closet to house extra kitchen small appliances
  • install pedestal sink and toilet in the downstairs 1/2 bath
  • install new light fixtures downstairs
  • build out laundry room/install sink
  • hang new exterior lights and house numbers 
  • build and install exterior shutters and corbels
  • install sprinkler system in the atrium area and front beds
  • install new water heater
  • landscape atrium and front beds
  • install new flex-pipe in laundry room and additional pipe for utility sink
  • Landscape and new front flagstone stoop 
  • fix drywall in garage and paint
  • fix drywall patches in bedrooms and living room
  • install new front windows
  • build sink console for kids bathroom
  • install new switches and electrical covers
  • install and paint new baseboards 
  • install door stops
  • install alarm system and fire alert system

We are in a bit of a lull this week.  The plumber finished up the bathrooms, the drywall is in, and now we wait for the tile guy.  The new front windows should be installed either Saturday or Monday, and our appliances for the kitchen will be here on Saturday.  Travis is off for the next two weeks so we are going to knock out some of the built ins and the exterior shutters.  There are so many little things to do such as baseboards (maybe that is not so little!), door stops, electrical switches and plates, along with paint touch ups.

July is going to be a hurry up and wait month.  The floors will be in on the 10th, and the kitchen cabinets will be in on the 25th.  Our goal for a move in date is still the beginning of August.  I am more than ready to get in and get settled.  My parents have been so sweet to open their home to us, but I'm sure they are ready to have their quiet time back!

Renovations like this are not for the faint of heart, but I am glad we are getting all of the mess done at once this time instead of living in it while we work.   We know how incredibly lucky we are to be doing this :)


  1. Wow! Can't wait for the big REVEAL!!

    1. Me either, lol! I'll just be happy to have all of my stuff in one place ;) Follow me on Instagram to keep up with all the little things as they happen.


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