Archive for October, 2007
Put a fork in ‘em, cause they’re done. Actually, on second thought, please don’t get anything sharp or scratchy near the new hardwood floors.
It took two full days, but the floors are officially in and officially awesome. It’s mind-blowing how they (along with all the wider doorways) totally enhanced this part of the house. It looks completely and amazingly updated…well, except for the still-gutted kitchen.
Here’s documentation of the transformation:
Old linoleum covered in construction dust… is now glossy hardwood.
4 different foors in 4 different rooms… become only 2.
There’s plenty more to share about the flooring adventure, but it’ll have to wait because right now we’re enjoying our “new wing” too much. And after 2 weeks of living in bubbles and choking on demo dust, it feels great to have all of our furniture back in place. Well, again, except for the kitchen. Sigh.
PS: We never showed off how that difficult brick doorway turned out. It looks great too… especially with that swank new floor of ours.
On an unrelated note: everyone move to Richmond!
In a tooting-your-own-horn moment, The Richmond Times-Dispatch ran an article yesterday about why the housing market has remained “healthy” in Richmond, despite the nationwide slump. Apparently we’ve got affordable housing (median home price is $240K), a balanced supply and demand, plus stable housing prices that are likely to remain on an upward trend.
And to finish it off:
“Our highway network, expanded airport, historic character and other factors all will continue to make central Virginia a location where people will want to put down long-term roots. And because Richmond will continue to be a great place to call home, it will also continue to be a wonderful place to buy one…”
…and (I assume) a wonderful place to remodel the one you’ve already got.
So, in summary, everyone move to Richmond!
…can my contractor be? Danny Parker, my up-until-yesterday-pretty-good-contractor must be sittin in a tree, cause he’s M-I-S-S-I-N-G. He claimed he and his guys would be here late Friday or early Monday and last time I checked it was Tuesday and I haven’t heard a peep. I’ve called him 3 times in the past 48 hours and just got voicemail every time. Thankfully I haven’t paid him for the outstanding work so I’ll only be out some time (and not money) if he continues to be the invisible man. I guess I’ll have to stare at my sad little taped off doorway indefinitely.
At least my floor guys are here making some noise and some progress.