The wood floors have been installed, and the bathrooms are ready to tile.
With all of the floor leveling that was done, the front door would not swing open without cutting it down.
I really appreciate that our builder installed the front door properly with a proper threshold.
As you enter the house, you are greeted with beautiful new hardwood. The flooring has changed direction due to the floor joists. Previously, the flooring ran the same direction as the joists, but apparently the proper way to install flooring is to run it perpendicular to the joists to limit squeaking, so we have changed the direction of the floor.
Office (former kitchen)
I wanted to show how significant a change it was to level the floors, and nowhere is that more evident than the stairs! We cannot rebuild or change these stairs in any way because we would need to comply with current codes, and it would be costly (if not physically impossible) to achieve. So, we have to leave this be.
Good progress has been made. You may have noticed that in addition to the floors, the drywall has all been finished and primed throughout the house.
Up next: The electrician needs to install the floor heat in the bathrooms, and then tile work can begin. Electrical switches and outlets need to be installed (we do need to select and purchase some new electrical fixtures). The vanities and medicine cabinets must be installed, then countertops, as well as doors. Then plumbing fixtures. Trim work and repair. The back deck needs to be built.
There is not much left to do, and the “heavy lifting” has been mostly accomplished at this point, so it is finally starting to feel like things are in the home stretch.