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Progress So Far

Well, I've had a few set backs, including finding out that drywall and interior framing work requires a permit, but the house is almost ready for walls!

Here's what we've done so far to get to this point:

1) Electrical has been roughed in! The house is currently totally roughed in for electrical with 200 amps of service and a new panel! Electrician Dimitri Tsikoudis of Accentric Electric will be back to finish when the walls are up and hang all of my pretty lights!

2) Plumbing has been roughed in! Despite plumbing looking like it was half done already (just like the electrical), it had to be completely scrapped thanks to some shoddy work under the previous owners. Andy's Plumbing did a fantastic job and roughed in everything, basically solo, in 2 weeks. The new system uses PEX tubing for water supply around the house with a single manifold in the basement to control it all. Andy also added new gas lines and all new waste lines. Soon the energy-efficient hot water heater will also be in place!

Yes, this is a picture of a pile of rubbish, but its also a picture of the craziness of PEX before the manifold goes in. Also, new drain lines! 

3) HVAC is almost complete. Thanks to Infinite Air, all the duct work is in place and ready to be hooked up to the two-zoned, energy-efficient furnaces and AC! One zone will service the first floor and basement (perfect for eventual finishing, if the future buyer wishes) and the other for the top 2 floors and bedrooms.

4) The brick and stucco has been shored up and cleaned up! McBride Masonry did a fantastic job of restuccoing the rear alley way and chimney (which isn't being used for anything, but would be a waste to tear down this original chimney cap!), repointing the brick, installing new glass block windows in the basement, and building me a fantastic set of brick steps in the rear yard.

The terrible Before. And yes, thats a ping-pong table used as siding.

The much better Progress pic! (and don't worry - we will have gutters in the end...) 

A very clean alley way - the perfect place to store your garbage can :-) 

5) New windows have been installed throughout! They look fantastic against the original trim!

Future home of the powder room!

Also, when opening up the stairwell, we found a hidden window! Its old, but in decent shape, so the old gal is staying! 

6) The team at Logan Construction and my carpenter have framed out the additional walls and boxed in the new duct work and plumbing!

Future home of the master bath vanity, some glorious sconces and medicine cabinets for extra storage!

3rd floor bath originally had a little corner shower in it, but we had an extra full shower pan so we opted to go big here. 

They also opened up the front porch, which will need some improvement, but is drastically better than the closed off and falling apart previous mess...

Ok, so its still a hot mess, but its better, trust me! 

Also, a huge shout out to my clean-up crew, JDog Junk Removal. This company is awesome and incredibly hardworking! 

Stay tuned over the coming weeks as we start putting up some walls! 


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