first floor renovations, part I

by | Oct 22, 2011 | House

As the screened porch project neared completion we got to thinking about the kitchen improvements we wanted to make. So, over the past few weeks we’ve picked out new bamboo flooring and quartz countertops, and found someone to paint our cabinets and add new hardware. If things go according to plan all should be complete by mid-November, and it may be dusty around here for a few weeks.

The downstairs half bathroom will also be getting the new bamboo floors, so we are taking this opportunity to also change out the sink cabinet for smaller unit and new water-saving toilet. Eric spent a good hour wrestling with the sink and cabinet backing to get the space cleared out. I plan to spend tomorrow sanding the walls and priming for a fresh coat of bright green color.

our half bath in October 2011
half bathroom circa this afternoon

Eric had to cut around the pipes to get the cabinet out
cabinet was put in before the pipes, so out it must come

bathroom after vanity was removed
so far, so good!

This is the second time we are working on this bathroom- when we first moved in it looked like this:

our half bath in November 2005
half bathroom circa 2005

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