I’ve been getting tons of questions about the house, and when I’m moving in. And, I know keep saying “Soon”, but we really are at the end of the road! I’m just waiting on my closing date, which should be before xmas. Since we’re almost at the end of the journey, I wanted to reflect back on the progress, as well as show you guys what we’ve been up to.
You’ve seen the before. Now, it’s time to show you the during of my townhouse reno. This by-far has been the longest part of the process. The saying about renovations taking wayyy longer than expected is totally true. Every little piece is intertwined, and when one thing gets delayed it holds up everything that follows. This whole process has been an emotional rollercoaster. I get really excited to see the progress, only to be discouraged to find out something else is delayed. At times it felt like it’s never going to get done.
This is the second part in my series. Click here to check out the before!
They removed the bulkheads. wall and had to relocate a vent. Because they removed the wall, they also had to fix the floors, which were already finished.
With the bulkheads removed, the cabinets could now go to the ceiling. We were also able to extend the kitchen a few inches because the wall was removed.
Countertops went in. They aren’t exactlyyyyyy what I wanted, but in person they have sparkle to them, which is really pretty. I went with quartz over granite.
I made sure to get one big sink that was mounted under the counter. That way you can easily push any mess into the sink without it getting stuck on the lip of the sink.
The plumber came to hook up dishwasher and mount the faucet.
Stove and refrigerator added – Microwave delivery was late
Five burner cooktop, and microwave finally added. My townhouse isn’t allowed to have gas stove
(My realtor brought in decor to make it more “homey.” I won’t have these decorations.)
View from the back deck. It looks foggy because I was taking the pic through the dirty sliding glass door.
The railing will most definitely be removed. I had to keep it up for inspection. Still trying to decide if I should update it, or remove it all together?
Dining room table/bar cart will go up where the box is
Measuring to make sure the couch I want would fit
I need to find a little console table that will fit next to the front door. I’m also going to update the railing to match whatever I do in the living room.
They removed the florescent lights in the ceiling and made it flush with can lights.
Toilet, vanity and shower hardware installed
Will likely switch out the mirror eventually
I was lucky enough to get a custom vanity. They made it longer so I had more counter space and got the drawers on the side to maximize storage
Again, a sink that mounts under the counter
Projects I Need To Do When I Move In
- Garbage disposal
- Cabinet hardware – I think I’m going to go with a matte black
- Overhead lighting
- Updated railings
- Stacked washer and dryer