This week is a blur of activity with the renovation. Demolition, hauling waste, building a new structural wall for a washer/dryer, plumbing, electrical, drywall, interior painting, insulation, HVAC installation, and more.
There's a lot of different actitivities happening simultaneously. I'm serving as general contractor/project manager, ensuring that everything is running on schedule. I'm leaning heavily on the various tradespeople to guide the work, as much of the specifics of the process is new to me.
Here's some pictures of what we're up to:
Before I could even order a dumpster, I needed a lab analysis of the construction waste that I'd be putting in there. Then, I had to sign a special form promising NOT to dispose of the ceiling texture in the dump.
In addition to running new drains, the entire house is being switched over from steel to pex piping. This will ensure that the plumbing will have fewer problems down the road. The plumbers are also upsizing the water main from the meter to the house, which will allow for sufficient water pressure once we've added several new water fixtures.