Kitchen Renovation 2013

July 10, 2013 – We renovated our kitchen and main floor during the month June 2013! A few days of final touchups with the blinds over our back porch doors being installed today – well, we consider this completed as of today! We really like the renovations! What do you think?

Kitchen Renovation 2013 – Initial Planning Stage (9:07) aka “Before Anything Version”

Kitchen Renovation 2013 – In Progress – First Few Days (18:06) aka “Before Version”

Kitchen Renovation 2013 – Final Cut and All The Pictures (6:52) aka “Short After Version”

Kitchen Renovation 2013 – Final Uncut Walkthrough (27:30) aka “Long After Version”

All The Pictures

Although most images appeared daily on my facebook timeline (if we are FB friends you can see them) and included in the above images, I have uploaded them all to one of my Flickr accounts. Click the following link to view them.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/1800hart/sets/72157634616938465/

Bathroom Renovation 2013

Mar 1, 2013 – We renovated our bathroom mid-February and finished today.

HARTandYVONNE – 2013 Bathroom Renovation (6:49) aka “Short Version”

HARTandYVONNE – 2013 Bathroom Renovation (53:56) aka “Long Version”

All The Pictures

Although most images appeared daily on my facebook timeline (if we are FB friends you can see them) and included in the above images, I have uploaded them all to one of my Flickr accounts. Click the following link to view them.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/1800hart/sets/72157634623071030/

Window and Door Replacements 2011 and 2012

We did all the windows and front door replacement in the fall of 2011, and completed the back porch patio door replacement installation on February 1, 2012

** Videos will eventually be uploaded and added here **

Meanwhile, here are some Flickr photos

Although most images appeared daily on my facebook timeline (if we are FB friends you can see them) and included in the above images, I have uploaded them all to one of my Flickr accounts. Click the following link to view them.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/1800hart/sets/72157634764772539/

O-pa Approved! It works!

The renovation of our main floor concluded today with the completion of our NEW BATHROOM!

Feel free to browse the pics .. in the HARTandYVONNE Photo Gallery .. HERE

PS … it’s not as yellow as it looks on the “Light” wall .. That’s the Flash talking!

WE WOULD LIKE TO PUBLICLY THANK WARREN FROM MEADOWDALE ELECTRICAL SERVICES FOR ALL OF HIS FINE WORKMANSHIP

(What a great Brother-In-Law) 😀

Do you need an electrician? Live in the Selkirk, Manitoba area? Drop me an email and I will pass along your needs so he can give you a quotation!

Welcome To Our New Flooring! Main Floor – October 2005

Alternatively, this entry could also be titled …

Goodbye 2005 Winter Vacation!

We have been thinking about this for a while now. We moved into our condominium in November 1997. We have not done anything with the flooring, except in our back room where we put laminate flooring in .. the kind that has everything in-one-piece from Home Depot …

Well, this past summer it was time to plan for new flooring. All the reasons made sense, which would include, but not be all inclusive …

* The dog keeps peeing on the carpet in the same general spots and it smells
* It’s ugly! The carpet is about 25 years old
* Vaccuum’ing is such a chore

Of course, good reasons NOT to get new flooring were always in the back of our minds …

* It’s expensive – this time we’ll have someone ELSE do it – all at once
* Yvonne likes the room temperature cool .. (I would have fireplace on all the time if I had my way) .. Am I going to have to wear slippers now?

So – check out our Photo Gallery …. rather than trying to get a good picture .. everytime I was getting coffee I took my camera out and snapped pictures .. it’s all there .. and I separated into three categories …..

(A) PICTURES BEFORE RENOVATIONS
(B) PICTURES DURING RENOVATIONS
(C) PICTURES AFTER RENOVATIONS

Or .. just go to the Main “Floor Renovations – October 2005” Folder

Some Teaser Pictures

We redid the kitchen, that had 12 inch peel-n-stick tiles and extended it into our living room where we normally eat. Believe it or not .. the entire main floor vinyl is 1 piece, plus the stairs plus the bathroom .. I was out at the post office and wished I’d taken pictures of them laying down this huge 1-piece cut

Our living room is sunken, and we replaced the crappy carpet with laminate .. the color tone matches somewhere inbetween the darker ceiling wood lines and the back room original laminate we laid down ourselves a few years back in the late ’90’s

When you come in the entrance, we decided that because you see the stairs on the right, we would extend the vinyl up to the top floor of the stairs. Next year, in 2006 .. our plan is to do the top floor with new carpetting all around, except the bathroom .. (you heard it here first!)

It’s good to have a “HandyMan” in the family!

A big “Thank-You” to Warren (Yvonne’s Sister’s Husband) who watched me watch HIM remove our old cruddy main floor bathroom sink and counter .. I might have been able to do it, with motivation but probably would have made a terrible mess and take about 20 times longer than Warren did .. because I never have the right tools.

Our new flooring comes in on Wednesday morning 8am and they will be working around the clock until the weekend!

Okay .. They will be working from 8am to 5pm, probably, with lunch breaks etc and should be done by noon Friday.

I have already plugged in the extra camera battery to be charged .. I hope I don’t forget to document their progress .. I think it would be good for the gallery here! We are redoing the entire main floor and up the stairways to the 2nd floor with a combination of new vinyl and laminate.

I wonder where we are going to put the dogs ? hmm

Well, we naturally treated everybody to Pizza … I had 3-1/2 large thick pizza slices .. which translates to almost half a large pizza about 36 points … I am only minus (28) into my flexpoints this week … I still have um .. 7 remaining and it’s only Sunday. I have to be good.