Justin at work with his favorite little saw. I'm fond of it too; it really is fun.
Name: Sandra & Justin
Type of Project: Kitchen remodel
Location: Arlington, Texas
Type of building: Single-family home, 2,450 square feet
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This week, I continued sourcing and collecting all of the nice new things to go into the new kitchen. Investing the time to dig around online to price shop has saved us so, so much money. The faucet we liked was twice the price in store compared to what we paid for it online. Same story with the sink, dishwasher and on and on. I've handled most all of the design, research, and purchasing throughout the process (and most projects we tackle) as part of our play to our strengths/divide and conquer tactics.
Ducts to mend.
So while I ran around to various stores and on the computer, Justin kept himself busy shuffling around the air ducts this week. The vents that previously came through the soffits had to be trimmed and fitted into two places on the sink side wall of the kitchen. After a coaching session with DIYer friends, Justin went for it. When he was ready we clicked on the air and it started blowing without any leakage and we whooped: success!
Ceiling jack up, and wall cut open, looking into the dining area.
Time remaining: 6 weeks
(Images and diary text: Sandra Jergensen)