Thursday, February 1, 2018

Cottage Reno (continue 4)

With painted walls and floors done, the most important project comes into action - KITCHEN. With all our renovations, my son became pro at Ikea's products  assembly . So it took him about 3 hours to assembly all kitchen cabinets. Well... he wanted go home so .. the motivation was the key.

Everybody went with some project. Some with wood stove ledge stone wall installation. Some with interior windows framing. And at the end of the day as traditional day closing - perfect spot to enjoy the serenity of the night - fire pit


Georgian Bay beach never leaves us disappointed.


And the Flea market of countryside even better  




Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Cottage Reno (continue 3)

With summer helping we enjoyed not just nice weather, but nice picturesque views of countryside and our beach. Can't beat this view.

 Ever saw fogy rainbow?

 Sunrise in Georgian Bay

 Sunset in Georgian Bay


So walls are up and now I'm ready for the flooring. Problem is the glue that I use for the vinyl tiles needs to dry off to tacky consistency, but  "two mobile items" in the cottage hardly allow me waiting time to pass without accident. And that led to "creative" ways to build obstacles. Love vinyl plank flooring. It's waterproof, dog proof, dirty proof, easy peasy to install and also looks beautiful.

We got lucky, our friends redid theirs dryWay  and used bricks from the old dryWay gave us for our new  fire pit. First fire, first marshmallows, first potato. Life is good :)  

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Cottage reno (continue2)

Long weekend fun


Well ... it wasn't for everybody. Apparently dogs do not like the fireworks as we thought. Tara was hysterically shaking. Archie turned back and was trying to go home. But we did enjoyed. It was beautiful to see all coast full of fireworks. 


But all insulation would be wasted if we would leave old windows. The little cottage is not worth thousand dollars spend for windows, so I was seeking for alternatives. Found dead stock windows sales. Yes it's not exactly the size of our windows, but close. Our walls already opened to studs so we can adjust the framing. That all we could do and did it. The biggest problem was exterior framing/capping. I was watching all YouTube videos and thought that we CAN do it. It is always simple when you see professional doing his work. Problems begin at the site. So we got scared and stopped the process. I had found one young professional just at the beginning of his carrier that was eager to help us without astronomical price tag. He agreed that framing and interior job "on us" and he will do just exterior capping. I wouldn't say I was very happy with the quality, but you get what you paid for. At least I know his "little tricks" for speed work and will keep eye on them. He called me too picky, when I'd pointed his "little" imperfections :)

That happens when "general contractor" not on site. Wrong size window's prep



  With new windows in place we were able to go forward with dry walls and mudding. So far because of damp weather, mudding still in process. Layers of mud do not dry off for sanding. But now I can see the light at the end of tunnel :)


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