While the remodeling of the main house is still ongoing, I also have been working on the other floors of the house. One major item was redoing the basement flooring with lifeproof vinyl, which is fully waterproof while looking and feeling like the hand-scraped hickory wood floors upstairs. This replaced carpet that had been damaged … Continue reading Basement Flooring
After a week of hard work, the flooring install is done. After the first day of laying floor, the second day saw the completion of the raised subfloor and underlayering, as well as more floor planks. Yesterday, the project was completed. All the remaining floor planks were installed, along with all the original baseboards, trim, … Continue reading Flooring Complete!
Today, the first of the flooring went in! First, they had to lay plywood so that the flooring would be at the right height relative to the door jams. After that, they laid down padding and then the wood itself. It’s going to look incredible when it’s done! Continue reading Hand Scraped Hickory
Over the past two days, the flooring installers have been hard at work ripping out all of the old carpeting and hardwood from the main level of the house before they can start installing the new flooring. First, they setup a workshop in the garage where all of the new flooring had been. After that, … Continue reading Flooring Demolition
Last week, I had to get everything ready in the house for the new floors. This meant emptying shelves of their contents, taking down decorations and other breakable things, and moving as much furniture out of the way as possible. I also got a storage unit near the house, and had movers help me move … Continue reading Prepping for New Floors
We finally have the dock in the water, which is nice even though it took until mid August. In the chaos of getting the boat lift and boat moved over to the Bayview Boat Club, along with the persistent high waters on our part of Lake Wisconsin, I think that Deano Docks forgot about our … Continue reading Dock Is In
This weekend I finished the lake house stair project for the summer. I first stained the new concrete with a concrete stain, and after that I sprayed semi-transparent redwood stain on all of the new wood. The end result looks really good! As always, the view from the stairs is beautiful. Continue reading Staining Stairs