Week 16

As we’re planning to host Thanksgiving in the upcoming weeks, the focus has been on getting the house ready for guests. The plan is mostly to throw all the junk in our bedroom and make the downstairs look pretty. To that end, I finished repairing the booze cabinet, which turned out gorgeous, if I do … [Read more…]

Week 15

Week 15 was the week of electricity. The boyfriend tackled the long list of weird electrical issues the house has. First up, installing our smart thermostat. It’s now wireless, so you can use the controller anywhere in the house. But of course, we mostly use the app on our phones. He also fixed the light … [Read more…]

Week 14

It was a lot of little things last week. We reinstalled some fixtures in the sliding door so it slides correctly, replaced the components of the mailslot, put the double-glazing back on the back door. The boyfriend continued to work on fitting the pantry door. I finished up a few ongoing projects, including repairing an … [Read more…]

Week 13

We are finally slowing down with the renovations. Most of the big things on the first two floors are done. The top floor, which is our bedroom, still needs a lot of work, but we first need to decide what we want to do. The idea is that we will tackle those things during Christmas … [Read more…]

Week 12

Under pressure from an impending visitor, we pushed to get the final construction projects in the house done. The biggest of which was the window seat. We had gotten pretty far with the frame last week but now it needed to be painted and to add some final touches, including some trim work. We also … [Read more…]