It is amazing how much work can get done in a month once the demo is done. We finished demo just before Christmas and now- we have roughed in electric and plumbing, the plan for spray-foam insulation is set and I have an estimate in the works for a heat recovery system. We have added a sub panel for the electric, we have installed the bathroom ceiling vents, new windows and walls. The footprint of the house feels complete and I walk through it saying "oh my gosh, this is so much better than I envisioned". It is truly amazing when you see your vision start taking shape. It is also the time when I am reassured that I was not meant to get the other houses- I was meant to get this house. Smiles all around!
So, in the next month, we will see the front and back doors framed up and installed, house insulated, boiler installed (2 zoned system with on-demand hot water), handful of inspections and possibly sheet rock hung. My contractor will be taking a much needed 2 month break to go to Florida and I honor that need. We have had subzero temps lately and to continue to work on a house with no plumbing, limited electric and no heat is brave! I have often walked into the house, all bundled up and there he is- in my freezing cold house- working in a sweatshirt. I have so appreciated everything he has done!
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Catskill Simple Living
Started by a Family and Consumer Science teacher with an interest in housing and interior design, Catskill Simple Living started as a way for her combine her interests and share them with new friends.