The Flip: Day 23

Can you believe it’s Day 23 already?  That kind of blows my mind, I feel like we still have so much to do!  If I remember correctly from last time, though, after demo and framing the trades can get in and out pretty quickly, or at least all work in the house at the same time.  Hopefully I’m remembering correctly.  :)

It’s already been a busy day – we met with the electrician to specify where we want recessed lights, pendants, sconces, outlets and light switches.  Talk about making a lot of big decisions all at once!  It’s kind of hard to tell what’s going on, but on the electrical floor plan below you can get a rough idea of where can lights will be, etc.

And you can see in the floor plan above that we’ve made some changes to the layout in the master bath, as well as with the kitchen cabinetry (more about that in another post).

This morning they also started cutting a trench through the concrete slab foundation in the master bathroom to move the plumbing around a bit.  Or a lot, actually.  I’ve never seen such dust in my entire life!!

The concrete guys cut the trench based upon spray painted guidelines that the plumber left of the floor.  However, just as I was about to fork over a check to the concrete guys we realized that the trench had been cut on the wrong side of the guidelines.  Whoops.  Luckily the fix didn’t turn out to be a big deal, and about 10 minutes later the concrete guys got their check.  Crisis averted!!

We also met with the millwork guy that will be supplying all of our trim and doors – and by the way, we went with Door No. 1!!  Thanks so much for helping us make up our minds about that one.  Oh yeah, and the framer also made an appearance to get his final check.

The HVAC guy is still over there right now adding new flex ducts and registers – you see, we raised the ceiling in the den / kitchen (more about that later) so the HVAC system had to be raised, and blah blah.  I’m guessing that you guys probably don’t want me to ramble on about the HVAC for too long, although you’ll probably get more about it when I fill you guys in on all the ceiling details.  :)

That’s all for now, folks!  We’re having a garage sale tomorrow (yes, another one!) so I need to get my act together.  Have a great weekend!!

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  1. kathy says:

    yay for progress! i can’t wait to hear more about the new ceiling! how far along is the entire project at this point?

  2. christy says:

    So awesome and I can’t believe it’s already been over three weeks! Love these updates – are you putting a chandelier in the living room? I so wish I lived in Dallas – I’d be at your yard sale in a heartbeat! Have a great weekend Liz!

  3. Joan says:

    Wow, there are so many things going on in your flip! As I sit here in my “fat pants” with a Coke by my side reading of the wild activity over there, I may need to slide off and take a mini-nap.
    You guys made a lot of choices, and sometimes I wonder what the guys were drinking when they made some of the electrical choices in our house . . . we have light switches in corners AWAy from any entrance, plugs that I have to crawl up on the counter and lie on my back to access on the bottom of the kitchen upper cabinets. Keep up with the updates from the front!