Tag: remodel

  • Transforming our bedroom with new floating floors

    Transforming our bedroom with new floating floors

    When it comes to flooring, we had specific requirements in mind: durability, aesthetics, and compatibility with floor heating. Lifeproof checked all these boxes. Its engineered hardwood design means that it’s constructed to handle the daily wear and tear, while still maintaining the rich, authentic look of natural wood. We start off with one corner of…

  • Remodeling our back porch

    Remodeling our back porch

    We’ve recently embarked on an exciting home improvement project—remodeling our back porch! One of the major changes we’re making is replacing the old door, and we can’t wait for the new one to be installed. Our contractors were busy adding the flashing at the bottom of the door, a crucial step to ensure durability and…

  • Drywall mudding for the day

    Initially we intended to do the drywall by ourselves when we have more of patching to do than full drywall work. Later we realized a lot of the plaster and lath we had are not in good condition due to the vibrations during various installations. We opted to hire a drywall company to help us…

  • Before the kitchen walls arrive

    We last did electric work and got the San Francisco building inspector come in. They signed off an OK-to-close and now we’ve engaged a drywall company to do the rest of the work. Here’s before the drywall arrive. What you see here is where the sink and dishwasher will eventually be. There’s the sink drainage…

  • Demolition day for the kitchen

    Demolition day for the kitchen

    We have this really old wood stove chimney thing and we don’t have the stove itself. It’s been disused since the 80s we think. The plan is to have this removed so we can do a full kitchen remodel which involves: Remove unused chimney Remove wainscoting Remove old sink Remove wood floors We heard the…

  • Saying Goodbye to Our Old Chimney and Sink

    Saying Goodbye to Our Old Chimney and Sink

    This is how it looks like before we did our demolition. One of our top concerns was dust, a stubborn and inevitable by-product of any demolition process. To keep our living environment as clean as possible, we used heavy-duty plastic sheets to seal off the demolition area from the rest of the house. This acts…