|November 12, 2004
met with George Griffin, Estimator/Project Manager of Bennett
Contracting on June 18.
After many meetings with cabinet, counter, and flooring purveyors (not
to mention moneylenders!) -- work was scheduled to begin on Monday,
So when George called on Veteran's Day, 11/11, I thought he'd say that
an earlier job had fallen behind schedule, our start date would be
delayed, yadda yadda yadda.
Imagine my surprise when he asked if they could start a day early, on
Friday the 12th!
(front room, looking
The basement was used as a separate income apartment
by the previous owners.
We're going to have a big kitchen and rumpus room instead!
In the meantime, my lovely parlor and dining room (see photos from December 2003) are full of kitchen
appliances, furniture, and baking gear.
former kitchen area (seen here) will become the bar/entertainment area.
The former bedroom (in the rear of the house) will become the main
(looking north through the kitchen)
This is the former bedroom. The little door in the wall at left is
where the water meter and shutoff are. That will be a solid wall soon,
with access to the shutoff from the bathroom
(on the other side.) The dark opening will be framed in, and the chest
freezer (far right) will live in there, just outside the bathroom door.
The door at right (next to chest freezer) will be enlarged to
accommodate the refrigerator.
(rear room, looking northwest)
Again, the former bedroom, showing where the fridge will be,
and the doorway to what will be the bar area.
This is the rear wall of the house, with the back
yard visible a few steps up.
The window and door will be staying, but the sheetrock and shelving
will be removed from the old hearth, exposing the brick and making way
for a 36" Wolf gas range!
(rear room, looking south)
what it looked like when I got home from work on Friday evening ....