Remodeling November 20, 2020


Last I left off, we had just started to see the walls going up on the construction.  So, the past 2 months have been super busy.  Some days we would see so much progress and then it would be quiet for a few days.  That is very typical for construction.  Sometimes you’re waiting on inspections, or supplies or availability of the workers.  So many homeowners are remodeling and adding structures that all of those are in short supply.  We’ve been busy picking out tile, grout, hardware, flooring lights, curtains and oh my goodness it seems like a never ending list.  I have loved designing this project, but I will be so happy once it is DONE!!

So, here’s what’s been happening:


  • Exterior walls going up
  • Roof built
  • Interior sound proof wall (this is the shared wall with our home)
  • Interior wall framing
  • Plumbing/connection to main sewer line
  • Electrical
  • Roof Completed
  • Windows installed


  • Stucco prepped and applied
  • Drywall Installed
  • Floor Installed
  • Finished drywall/mudding main house bathrooms
  • Bathroom tile completed
  • Closet Built
  • Cabinets installed
  • Counters Installed

The past 6 weeks have definitely been more time consuming – especially with all of the decisions we’ve had to make.  Quick trips to Lowe’s for medicine cabinets, Dunn Edwards for paint samples, early morning calls to pick a stucco color, etc.  For tile and flooring, we ended up at Floor & Decor.  Choosing bathroom tile that is classic, modern and not “too busy” was a challenge, but my ever patient husband was up to the task.  Flooring was chosen on a different day which was a whole other battle, between “is it too grey?” and “what’s our budget for this?” it took us a bit longer than expected.  We went with a luxury vinyl for it’s water proof qualities and cost.  When it was finally installed it was the wrong one!  It has since been corrected, but I will address this in another post.  All in all we are finally getting close to the finish line.  Next week, I’ll talk about some issues we ran into as well as our experiences on the inside of the main house.

In the meantime.  Enjoy the slide show of the past 2 months!