Friday, October 19, 2012
Reno Week 4-6
The apartment is slowly taking shape these last fortnight.
Most of the wet works have been completed and my tiler has finished laying the tiles for the kitchen, yard and bathrooms.
My contractor got his men to patch the walls and paint a base coat for the walls. That made such a difference because we've never seen a complete bare wall in this apartment at all. There was that middle wall skirting that was all around the house. I was really happy to see a clean white wall!
The kitchen has started taking its form with the workmen installing the framework. It is looking better than what I envisioned (because, you know, 3D rendering always look better than the actual products). Our kitchen appliances have all been delivered and just waiting to be assembled in the apartment. We also picked out the stoneware that would be installed as a countertop.
The doors have also been painted and we had to install new teak skirting in all the rooms because the ones in there prior were mouldy.
Last weekend, we finally got our act together and went down to select our toilet bowls. Trust us to leave that shittiest (pun intended) task to the last minute. We did our research weeks prior but did you know that toilet bowls range from the cheapest china made ones to the glorious fully automated bidet ones from Japan? I was tempted to go high end but haha! common sense got the better of me and we settled on something in between. (Those warm toilet seats were calling out to me!)
And as I speak, the timber floors have been sanded down and stained these two days. I attempted to check the colour out today but the strong chemical stench kept us from going anywhere near the apartment. (How do these workers do it day in and out?)
So I would say we are about 70% there? The wardrobes are meant to be fabricated this week and hopefully we can get them installed next week. Once that is done, we are about 90% done.
That all being said, it has been a rather smooth process. We did make some changes and so some delay was expected. Along with some minor hiccups like scheduling delays. Hopefully with just the touch ups and minor details to get through at the last phase,we could probably be in there by mid november.I'm not planning to do a last minute move so I'm hoping things will be completed in the next fortnight.