October 29, 2011

The "During" Phase: Warning, You May Want to Look Away!

Are you ready for some pictures of the hell  "During" phase of the floor demolition?  Warning:  It's not pretty, so scroll down if you're the squeamish type.

These are pictures of the floor after all the tile, cement underflooring, mesh wire and nails were removed.  Stripped down to the original floor boards, basically.



  I had taken these pictures to highlight areas where the workers DID NOT FINISH!  For some reason the demo guys did not remove the really tough parts, the parts abutting all the walls and cabinets.  When the floor installers arrived the next morning they said, "This job is not finished!  We can't lay the floor yet...."  After numerous frantic phone calls from both me and the installers, the job scheduler and the flooring foreman got together and agreed that the floor installers needed to finish the demo guys' job.  So, add an extra day to the job.....I'm sure this sounds familiar to anyone who has had work done on their home.

Now here are just some random shots to show you what fun it was to live in this house during the construction.

The foyer.




Gotta love the plastic.  It's all the rage these days.
Here's the eating area.

And the kitchen.

The dust was so pervasive that I could taste it in my mouth for days.  Gross, I know, but true.

So, there you have it.  Just a few pictures to give you an idea of what's been going on around here lately.  And I didn't even take photos when things were at their worst.  It was just too depressing, I guess.  The one week job has {surprise} now turned into a two week and counting  job.  The good news is that the floor has been laid.  But no rest for the weary, they still have to come back to finish off some details, move the furniture back and clean up for real.  Hopefully in a few days we can breathe a sigh of relief that they're finally done.
 
I'll have some more pictures to share soon.  They get better, I promise!

Don't forget to join in Tuesday's Club G.W {Goodwill} with Charm Bracelet Diva.  I can't wait to see you there!

Here's hoping that your fall weekend has been spectacular.

xoxo
Kathleen 
     


5 comments:

Betsy (BB) said...

Oh my! I know what you are going through! We added an addition last year and lived in plastic for two months! I wish I was there to help! Dust even went under our china cabinet doors! Good luck! I know it will be great when it's finished! You'll love it!

Rachel Pallas said...

Wow looks like youve been busy!;) Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today! I will be sure to put your wonderful blog on my blog roll!! xoxo Rachel :)

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Rosemary@villabarnes said...

These jobs almost always take longer than anticipated. Hang in there. I know it will be beautiful.

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

I don't like this part either, but it is going to be sooo worth it, when it's all done.

Betsy said...

I'm sure it will all be worth it in the end. Looking forward to seeing beautiful "after" pictures. Hang in there!!

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