This past weekend, I fully finished the lake house bathroom! I installed the shower doors, lighting, and finished some final clean up. The shower door was pretty quick to install, and turned out really well. The before and after is pretty striking. I’m very proud of how this turned out! Continue reading Lake House Bathroom Before and After
This past weekend, I made a huge push to get the lake house bathroom close to done. I’m getting minor surgery to fix a hernia next week, and will be out of commission for several weeks after that, so I wanted to get the majority of the work for this project done. I finished painting, … Continue reading Lake House Bathroom: Almost Finished!
This week I had an electrician come to the lake house and finish the wiring for the kitchen remodel. He had to install new junction boxes for the oven and range upstairs, linking them to the old junction boxes in the basement ceiling. After that, I did some final cabinetry work to build a base … Continue reading Lake House Kitchen Finished
Today, the last round of deliveries from Best Buy arrived, along with a bonus delivery from Restoration Hardware. Best Buy installed a wall oven and range on the upstairs kitchen, plus an oven, range, and refrigerator in the downstairs kitchen. There is some final electrical work to be done to wire the upstairs oven and … Continue reading Lake House Appliances Almost Done
Today was the final day of demolition for the lake house bathroom project: I removed all of the old shower plumbing from the wall, and removed all of the old lighting. I installed valves on the pipes to make it easier to do the new plumbing work, which I’ll start after Christmas. I also stripped … Continue reading Final Demolition
Today, I called in a pro to help with three plumbing issues at the lake house: Installing the Dishwasher Disconnecting the Bathtub Drain Connecting the Refrigerator Water Lines The second and third issues were things I could have done myself, but since I already had a pro helping with #1, I figured I might as … Continue reading Three Plumbing Problems Solved
For a long time, I’ve wanted to replace the thermostat that controls HVAC for the top two floors of the house. My wife hated the old one, and it was clunky with no ability to control via my phone. I took advantage of a Black Friday deal for a Nest Learning Thermostat at the Home … Continue reading Nest