Name: Ed and Maggie Williams (of MVW Architect)
Type of Project: Kitchen/dining/music room renovation
Location: Freret, New Orleans, LA
Type of building: Craftsman-style shotgun double
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After last weeks's frustrating- and smelly- turn of events, Maggie and Ed's renovation appears to be back on track. In Maggie's words, "It's really starting to look (and function) like a kitchen!"
From Maggie and Ed:
Fortunately, this week turned out to be much more productive and pleasant smelling. By Monday afternoon our plumbing disaster from last week had been resolved and by Saturday we had a working, and most importantly, very quiet refrigerator!
The kitchen really starts to look finished this week with the countertops going in, the sink faucet, dishwasher and stove all being installed and the ceiling trim going up.
They install the cork flooring in Ed's music room, and we decide to also have the contractor paint this room. We had been planning to do it ourselves, but we are worried that might end up on our to do list forever.
At week's end they do a major cleanup and remove the cardboard floor protection. It is so exciting to see everything coming together and we think the room is really looking wonderful. Upon closer inspection however, we notice the floor has a number of scrapes and dents that appear to have happened during construction (after they had been refinished). We discuss the damage with Bennett and he proposes to do one more coat on the floor in three weeks after they finish up all their work. Other than that small issue with the floors, there are just a handful of things left to do and it feels like we are right on track to finish in time.
Estimated time for project: 12 weeks
Time remaining: 4 weeks
Check out the full series (so far) and be sure to join us next week for installment #12 of Maggie and Ed's renovation.
(Images and diary text: Maggie and Ed Williams)