Monday the kitchen cabinets arrive and the new wall and pony wall is framed for the center island. The plumbing work is now being done in parallel with the electrical panel upgrade and the kitchen wiring. Here you can see the pony wall which will support the new plumbing for the kitchen sink and the wiring for the dishwasher and electrical outlets.
This is the new "narrower" wall that will hide the drain vent (temporarily removed while the sink is plumbed). From this view from the dining room side (now tiled, yay!)there will be two large pantries against the wall.
We had to plan for the upcoming reroofing and take care of a few items. This includes anything that will penetrate the roof prior to the new roof going on: electrical conduits, Kitchen hood, closing up old kitchen exhaust and old dryer vent and installing bathroom exahust fans. Although the main bathroom is the last interior space to get remodeled, we decided to avoid the water penetration problem caused by the inappropriately large and misplaced window by installing a skylight. When we catch up to the bathroom, we can tile the whole side now. Oh...and I took great pleasure in tearing off some of the 1960 wallpaper, yick...
In the meantime, the flooring is being grouted and the three back bedrooms are getting finishing work before painting. I am hopeful that I will be able to paint these rooms this long holiday weekend so we can stick to a March 1 move in date. I am doubtful this will happen, but we'll see. If we get pushed one week its not problem, but anything longer and we'll have to move in after the baby comes (groans), which means more double mortgage payments too....(double groans)