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Totally Floored

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 02:04 AM
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by Steve Rapport ( last modified Feb 28, 2011



Working hard to finish the inside of the house by Friday so that I can move in on Saturday. That's just six days away. Can this really be true? Is this really happening?

The outside may well still be a mud patch and I probably won't have a driveway or an entryway and there won't be any landscaping, but as long as the city says it's OK I won't let any of that prevent me from moving in as soon as possible.

The plastic shroud has been removed from the kitchen and the stainless steel Smeg oven, IKEA fridge/freezer and Kraus undermount sink are shining forth. While the kitchen is nearing completion, the plinth is a problem as there's 6" from floor to base of cabinets, but IKEA plinths are only 4" high. Not sure how it will be resolved - but it will be resolved.

After three days of hard work the floor installers have gone, leaving behind them a beautiful upstairs floor and staircase, and a laminate floor in the basement that completely changes its ambience. Now, instead of a basement, it looks and feels like a luxurious living room. What a difference a floor makes.

The lighting is not quite 100% finished, but it should be after the electrician works his magic on the remaining bits and pieces tomorrow morning, while the carpenter nails down the baseboards and the Home Depot door installer fits the bi-fold doors to the two closets in the second bedroom.

While all this finish work swirls around me, I'm frantically cleaning everything in sight, bagging up trash, recycling cardboard boxes and even hanging my pictures on the walls. It looks like home already, and there are still six days to go...




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