Name: Meg and Josh
Type of Project: Mudroom/Breakfast Nook remodel
Location: Chinook, Washington
Type of building: Single-Family Home, 1,000 square feet
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If the electrical was the most challenging step in the renovating process, the next one was definitely the least. After a good ol' break due to...well, life, we called in my brother for a weekend visit. Luckily some good beer from our local brewery, Fort George, enticed him to make the 3 hour trek and help us get back to work.
If you remember our original plan, we wanted to install a built-in laundry cabinet and a half-wall between the mudroom and breakfast room. Josh had installed the subfloor, but left it unsecured, a few weeks back, knowing that we'd need to install a supporting post for the half-wall. So the boys pulled up the subfloor, secured the post to a pier block, and the subfloor was repositioned on top of the joists and attached.
With a sturdy foundation, they framed the laundry closet and the half-wall. We were thanking our lucky stars that we borrowed my Dad's pneumatic nail gun, which is definitely a DIY must-have tool.
Before we knew it, we were staring at what seemed to be a whole new space....or, at least, a rough sketch of it. There's nothing like a quick project with visible results to recharge the fires - even if it's just to get back to work on that darned electrical.
Estimated time for project: 8 weeks
Time remaining: 5 weeks
(Images and diary text: Meg Padgett)