I’ve been very neglectful in updates because I didn’t have pictures and I haven’t been there for 99% of the work that’s been done… partly because Ryan’s dad has done so much for us! One afternoon he went over and demo’d all the exterior walls because we had decided we’d do that and spray foam… next day they were done and in the dumpster already… amazing!
Another afternoon it was the bathroom floors (with all the tile) – all removed and cleaned up!
Ryan and his dad have been hard at work getting all the framing done – including adding firring in a lot of the new closets to allow for more spray foam/higher R value and to cover the joists to get barrier. We’re going to go with an inch of closed cell then filled with open I believe in a lot of the areas. It will be a big investment but worth it in the long run.
Wiring/electrical continues when I have time. I’ve got the last bedroom ceiling fan/light installed and working along with a light in the small attic space and one closet done. There’s a lot to do left – just in Alex’s room alone I have to do light in the dormer, light in the other closet, smoke detector, outlets (add new and run a new feed in general), cable run. Pretty much repeat that for the other rooms and the bathroom I haven’t even started. Plus i need to do a subpanel still.. currently we’re just running lights off the old feeds that fed the whole upstairs (it was a 3 wire). I have no outlets upstairs currently wired.
Framing, demo, electrical – the upstairs is coming along. We’ve got a tiny bit of framing left, electrical to do, then it will be spray foam and sheet rock. We’ve done planning – got the master bathroom layout decided and I convinced Ryan on built-ins anyplace I can fit them Ryan’s dad actually came up with a great idea for built-ins/desk in Bella’s room – we exposed extra space at the back of the room that we’re going to put some cabinets and shelving in for her. Here are some pics…
It’s exciting to see so much progress. Now I just need time to work on electrical.