This is the third installment in our monthly chronicle of a major historic home renovation and addition project in Arlington, MA. Our goal is to go beyond "Before & After" photos to outline the many steps that go into a major renovation behind-the-scenes. The first installment laid out the scope of the project. If you missed it, you can read it here.
Winter is still with us, but we are warm working inside. When last I wrote, we were in the process of blowing Closed Cell Foam Insulation in the house. That was completed and inspected.
Much has happened since then. Michelle, our office manager, stopped by today on her way into work. She was amazed at the difference. All the walls and ceilings were blue boarded with a skim coat of plaster. Ninety percent of the tiling is completed. We are waiting for the vanity tops and kitchen counters to finish. Pat, the lead carpenter on site, has begun trimming the windows and stairs.
Taking advantage of a slightly warmer day this past week, the main roof was re-shingled which allowed us to install the skylight and faux chimney in the attic.
Also this week, Pat, our lead carpenter, and crew began trimming windows and stairs. As I write this, the hardwood flooring is being laid. Next week the interior doors will be delivered along with the kitchen cabinets and vanities.
When we started this project in October, we were scheduled to complete around the end of March. Even with seventeen change order days added, we are still scheduled to complete in mid-April.
If you have any questions about the renovation process or would like to discuss renovation plans for your home, please contact us!