This was apparently the week of the subcontractor because a ton of electrical and plumbing work got done.
First of all, the old boiler was removed. Good thing the weather has been warm(ish) or those guys would be mighty sad all working with no heat.
The Mr. finally got his day of fun in the back hoe tearing out bushes and moving dirt around.
So now we finally see the front of the house in all it's glory. Ick. The Swiss Chalet roof thingie has got to go.
The ugly bushes were might entrenched so we're looking forward to the landscaper getting this all smoothed out and seeded.
Here's the electricians. I've never met them, so let's just call them Sparky 1 and Sparky 2.
The new stud wall between the kitchen and living room with nice electrical. There will be a little space above the wall followed by cabinets with glass on both sides to let the light through.
Sub floor is down in the living room and dining room. Makes a nice smooth surface for the hardwood to come.
I think these next pictures only a contractor would love because really it is just open framing with fresh pipes and wires.
Well, the new tub is in. I can see and appreciate that.
All you hard core DIY folks out there can bigify this if you want to admire the nice new plumbing and electrical. This is the half bath looking through the wall to the full bath.
The "busy" wall on the kitchen. A work of art. Re-plumbed and wired for oven, sink, dishwasher, refrigerator and washer / dryer.
Primarily, the wall dividing the kitchen from the spare bedroom was pushed back to make a little dining area.
Same area from the family room side with door leading into the half garage / storage area and new wall and door to the spare bedroom on the left.
New entry into the family room. The doorway was moved some feet to the right and the corner on the left will be a closet to house stackable washer and dryer.
Which brings us (finally) to the point where the Mr. will be spending his days in the barn building cabinets. Right now, all he has are blanks which look to me like big pieces of wood cut into squares but I am confident that from these will emerge glorious custom cabinets.
The Mr. is down to a 5 day work week (well, almost). Still checking on things on the weekends and now that the cabinet work has started he'll be into spray varnish, let dry, spray varnish, let dry cycles. Hopefully the let dry cycles will be filled with industrious activities about the estate.