After the initial shock of what we discovered in our floor, things moved along relatively well. Contractor’s are wonderful people, sometimes. I mean, we probably could have done something ourselves, but we have become much more realistic not only about what we can do, but what we want to do. I rather go to my job for what I went to school and pay someone else to do what they went to school for. Seems to make sense to me.
The washer and dryer came last week and the amazing men from Sears carried the dryer and the 250lb washer up our crazy-steep stairs. And not only that, they carried our old gross washer and dryer out of the basement, too!!
I don’t have any follow-up pictures but there are two possibilites of the layout. The first being the ideal, and the second being the alternative since I only actually have 1.5″ of extra space to work with (let’s hope the washer and dryer are as wide as they said they would be and that my walls are
straight somewhat not crooked). Note: I made the two walls in front transparent so it’s easier to see in. I don’t actually have transparent walls in my house… yet.
The flooring shown is Nora rubber flooring from the noraplan environcare line. We decided to go with rubber flooring for it’s durability and sound absorption. As well, we got left over tiles from contractor’s stock, which allowed us to get exactly how much we need and use flooring that has already been made and ordered, instead of ordering a brand new batch. I also like that it’s GREENGUARD certified – I like my indoor air quality as chemical-free as possible.
Things still left to do:
- Contractor | finish plumbing
- Contractor | build the subfloor
- Contractor| drill dryer vent through double brick exterior wall
- Flooring Guy | install Nora rubber flooring
- Hubs | patch drywall and paint room
- Hubs | install washer & dryer
Can I tell you how good it feels to not even once see my name on that list?? Amazing.
I have been studying for my architecture exams for the last month or so, trying desperately not to get too distracted with stuff going on at home. It’s not going well. The exams are a month and a half away and I have a massive sway-in-the-corner-in-the-fetal-position sort of freak out each time I think about how much I still have to study. But, we’ll see how it goes. There is still time for me to study super hard…. or for a miracle. Whichever.