What we are doing:
In what spare time we have, we decided to spend it (and our savings) on remodeling our rowhouse in South Philly. When we purchased our casa it was a 3 story, 5 bedroom, 1 bath that hadn't been touched in 50+ years. It's currently a 4 bed, 2 bath construction site with so much more to do it's hard to believe.
We use this blog to mark progress, say hi to friends and family, rant about the process of remodeling, and try to have some fun along the way.
- Bryan and Christina
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
I think I can see New Jersey from here...
Well well...here we are. It's week 6 into our 4 week schedule, and we're just moving along. The picture on the left is from our new bathroom "picture" window that was installed today (you might have seen the hole in a previous post). In the past few days, there has been more drywall added, and drywall removed, and some tense moments over window sizes. But seeing as how I've turned into the complete optimist in the house, we soldier on.
Today the guys (sans drywall crew) finished the install of all five windows in the third floor. As you can see here the this picture, the back of the floor is really just three windows which really makes the space full of light...and neighbors staring at you in the john. It looks like I'll finally be excited for curtain shopping. Huh. Weird. We included a shot of the tub so you might get a feel for how that part of the bathroom is going to be laid out opposite the sink and angled from the toilet.
We've also captured the relaxing ambiance that only our current bathroom work can give you. I call it "East Coast Tornado Chic" and will be consulting on the weekends for anyone else that is interested in this look. Our services are for hire, as we have to pay for all this somehow! Here is a view of the tub on the ledge/open wall that will be there as well as the picture window, as you walk up the stairs. The tub isn't quite in the right spot, but if you squint really hard, you can get the idea (the far right window in the previous picture is in that little bump out you see).
Did you spot Waldo?
With the new picture window in you can sort of get a better view of how the bathroom will look from the bedroom. The 2x4 you see in the shot is the framing for the pocket door that we'll get around to actually installing around Thanksgiving...in time for the family visits. I mean we do own the door already, but that's besides the point right?
Lastly we've included a shot of the windows in the bedroom. I guess it's included as a moral victory for us in that all 5 windows are in!!! Sorry for the dark picture, the stupid sun was stupidly shining into the room. It looks dark, but in reality the whole floor is full of light with all the new windows.
That's it for now. We're officially really off schedule as the drywall crew hit some snags and so they'll take longer than planned. Unheard of! We're hoping the stucco can start in about a week in the back of the house once the windows are finished. And lastly I get to rent a PAINT SPRAYER and paint the entire third floor in the next couple of weeks. Unless we sucker our out of town guests into painting. Hopefully before the hardwoods are finished, but at this point who knows.