All of the windows have now been installed, and boy do they make a difference!
We went with awning windows with an external grid pattern for the front, and sliders for the basement and back windows. About 95% of the houses you see that have a grid pattern on their windows have an internal grid, which is a lot easier to clean, which is why people do it, but Chad and I both love the look of the external grid, even if it will grow to be a pain in our sides. We ordered our windows from Centra for a great price and had Ryan install them. So far all the windows are trimmed out except for the living room window and all they need is a coat of paint before they are completed!
The inside of the house is still a war zone. You can see some test paint up on the walls. The green I love, despite some peoples opinions, but the grey is too dark, which I kind of figured it was going to be. I bought a lighter shade and still have to see how that looks.
The kitchen is still empty. Neil and I took down the ceiling a couple of weeks ago to make it easier for the electrician to install all of our lighting. Holy do we have more electrical work then I was expecting. The house had the weirdest positions for light switches and had no where near enough of them. We also had to add some pot lights in the hallway and move the bathroom switches to the inside.
Once again, we keep ripping things down but we don’t seem to be building them back up.
The windows from the back. We are going to paint them the same as the current trim on the house. It’s just easier to keep all the colours the same, especially since we have some paint that was left by the previous owners. Then, when we are ready to renovate the outside of the house, we will change all the colours to something a little more updated. For now, the colours don’t bother me so there is no point in spending the money.
It took me about 5 hours to paint these, 1/3 of the trim I have to paint, not including the wood for the kitchen ceiling. This is the price I pay for wanting everything trimmed out to the nines. It is going to take me forever, and in the process I am bound to ruin everything around me. I am not a good painter. I am too aggressive and get paint everywhere. It’s not a good scene.
We also got our gas lines installed last week. We had to run one for our gas stove as there was previously an electric one in the kitchen, and while we were at it we ran two gas lines out to the patio for our future gas BBQ and patio heater. That makes us sound way fancier then we actually are, I promise.
This week we are going to work away at paint all the closets. Sounds like such a small task, but with only a few hours a night to work on them it is totally being dragged out. Plus the closets are so dirty they need a good scrub down, so it literally feels like it is taking me forever to finish them. Also doesn’t help that we keep going out and doing fun things on the weekends instead of working. Time is escaping us!
I really hope we finish these damn closets this week!