Homeowner Problems: Getting it Fixed
With my latest homeowner problems assessed, it was time to start fixing things up in an effort to put my house back together pre-babies. You can imagine my determination to get my clean cozy house back in order and get my nursery done before the arrival of my Littles...it is really unlike me to not have it all done! But alas, this is another great life lesson in letting go and realizing not everything is in your control.
With the dining room floor still ripped up and a floating sink, it was finally time to hire the team and get them in the house and working hard! The cabinet needed to be rebuilt and the ENTIRE HOUSE was getting new floors. Easy right?! No, not at all. A team of movers had to come in and move every piece of furniture in order to lay new floors. Thank G for my Thriving Mommy/Full Service Assistant and TH otherwise I don't know what I would have survived the mental stress my OCD was causing. Growing two babies has been getting more energy consuming by the day so I just can't go all "tornado" for hours like I usually do. Thankfully, our wonderful homeowners insurance, State Farm, was putting us up in a hotel (again) so I could rest as much as possible while work was done at our home all day long.
|The entire house was set to look like this...minus the baseboards of course, those needed to be replaced too!|
|Who knew this 1970's style was so popular? It was under the floors in the entire house!|
As the days progressed I was amazed to see how quickly these guys worked. Since I am a hater of closet doors (unless mirrored for fashion shows of course) I had already had my TH remove them from the other bedrooms and hall closet and store in the attic. I prefer to hang curtains so I don't lose that hidden space behind where the doors meet and add some character with a pretty pattern. While we were able to remove the track from the ceiling with the door and patch, I still had to look at the ugly bottom track...well not with the new floors being installed I didn't! I had my team lay floor straight through to give it a cleaner finished look. Gotta find those perks where you can!
|1970's linoleum mixed with disgusting closet track?! SEE YA!|
|Hello clean trackless, floored closet!|
|Goodbye kitchen tile, you will not be missed!|
|First it was ripped up tile and a mess...|
|Then there was a frame...|
|Before I knew it, he was done!|
|Added bonus of the oven coming out? Getting to scrub the sides of that nasty thing! Oh it was amazing!|
Soon, he was moving the refrigerator back into place and loading up his supplies. As I fought back tears of joy, I thanked him profusely. It was time for me to use all the energy I had been saving all day to clean the heck out of this place so my TH could start moving our stuff back in when he got off of work the next morning.
|Loving that floor!|
Through this process we found the most amazing flooring man that the world has ever known, Ben from Flooring America. There motto is, "Where friends send friends" and I couldn't agree more. The service experience we had was nothing short of amazing. I STRONGLY suggest if you are in the need of any flooring, call them and ask for Ben. He is THE BEST! Don't think that I wouldn't give a little plug for the fastest cabinet man in town too, GMC Cabinet & Construction, no messing around there. Just quality work done quickly. Thank you so much to all of you who helped get our house back to a home as quickly as possible!