I’ve been good! Keeping things clean is ever-so-much easier than getting it clean when it’s been neglected, messy, or dirty. And building a routine helps. BUT, our house is old, and we’ve been making a major improvement per year for awhile: new windows, new heating/cooling, new roof. Now finally we’re moving inside: new plumbing, and new bathrooms. The repiping was done this week, which involved moving everything out of their way, then putting it back!
The plumbers didn’t do the bathrooms, since those will both be stripped to the studs. Here are some before and afters, inside and out.
Kitchen as the plumbers prepared to repipe.I took the opportunity to line it before putting everything back.Beginning to cut into the wall in the utility room.
Nice to be organized again!
No before picture, but they did do a pretty nice job from the street to the garage:
Oh, rather fun to look at the total chaos in the garage after the plumbers changed plans, and moved everything out of their way. In the aftermath, I’ve been able to retrieve some hidden stuff, to give it away on Freecycle or Craigslist, but that is ongoing. So, here’s the messy phase, and that’s it. “Cleaned up” now, but I hope to disappear it, instead.
PS: I forgot to say how enjoyable it was to put everything back to rights, and clean up after the five (FIVE!) plumbers. It feels so good to have this job behind us. Next week I’ll go shopping with the designer to create our new bathrooms! So excited about that process, along with a bit of dread.