Tag: renovation

  • Back from Hiatus

    Hey folks, long time no blog! I know it’s been a while since my last post, and I wanted to take a moment to update you on what I’ve been up to during my one-year hiatus. Firstly, my day job has been keeping me incredibly busy. I love the challenges and the rush, but it…

  • Painting our kitchen

    So our dry wall is in and it’s time to paint our kitchen. We did a bunch of prep work to shield the ceiling from being spray-painted. We also stuffed paper into our electric socket to prevent accidental spray painting. What’s really hard is how tall our ceilings are. Mad respect for painters. This is…

  • 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…