Most of ceiling installed and potlights in place. Pine would will be painted gloss white.
HfH ReStore Special basement laundry/utility sink and faucet replacement.
Added an extension to the stove vent exhaust to redirect to the back of the house, to avoid blowing directly into neighbour's window.
Basement pocket door fully finished and installed with trim and hardware in place.
Picture of the fixed tuck and mortar, and new window sill, as done in April (Red Robin Masonry.)
Updated light fixture for the living room, in a more period style than the old halogen track lighting.
New table and table/island light, and view of kitchen pantry.
Playing around with Lightroom Silver Effects...
New black powdercoated 4x8 vent cover for kitchen
Basement stairway in-wall sundries storage (cleaning supplies, etc.)
Closeup of the beverage counter in the pantry. Coffee grinder, water kettle, wine, wine glasses, and tea/coffee selections in drawers below.
View of the new table, light, and kitchen work area.
For reference, view of the "attic" about 1' high until the shallow slope portion of the roof. Attic insulation circia 2011.
New stacked laundry and laundry sink, and shelf and plumbing distribution access behind the door.
Slightly improved wiring "closet" under the basement stairs for data, communications, printer, server and network storage.
The large 10' deck umbrella providing deck shade. Given the west-facing deck and white two-storey house wall behind, shade is needed in the afternoon.
Umbrella foot currently bolted to a frame of scrap 2x and plywood.
Temporary footing for deck umbrella. If after a season the location is suitable, it will be bolted directly to the deck to make it more appealing.
Basement laundry area rework with new stacked appliances, and wall hiding plumbing and electrical panel.
Initial staining of the door to the basement, in Varathane Espresso colour, a rich dark coffee brown/black.
Glass mosaic subway tile backsplash, faucet and window trim installed.
Countertop installation complete, now only lacking plumbing, backsplash and trim.
Pantry/bar area with mini countertop and power outlet.
A picture of the completed cabinet install. Trim and countertop yet to do, in mid April.
Looking through basement pocket 36" door towards 2x6 wall cavity between basement stairs and living room, will be trimmed into shallow pantry shelving. Also a cat door into the living room instead of cutting one into the pocket door.
A few down the basement stairs now finished in drywall and painted, instead of old yellow plaster.
Kitchen cabinet install in progess!
Door retrimmed and re-hung in opposite swing. Yes, the floor and door lintel are long since sagged out of level!
Tiling and plumbing complete and new drywall on north wall, and patching up the vent and other damage on south wall.
Floor mostly done with grouting in progress.
Primer, ceiling paint, and first coat of wall paint on. Benjamin Moore CC-636 "Mountain Air" green.
Main cabinet wall with wallboard and notch for full depth fridge.
Access to basement partially framed and soon ready for wall board.
Cabinet bulkhead wall block in preparation of hanging cabinets.
Access to basement via pocket door now framed in, and access to living room opened one stud gap.
Drywall going in place and solid hardwood 36" door slab acquired.
An example 4cm gap where the stringer needed to raise the level of the floor to keep it flat.
With a subfloor in place it's starting to feel like a room again.
An example of the sistering boards used to level the floor. These are intended to flatten the floor and car the load, but the original joists remain the structural elements.
Sandwich floor removed and suibfloor partially removed. Time to walk on my tiptoes for a few days!
Kitteh is... going... WTF? Subfloor was in good condition but not uniform and stuff, so floor joists will be levelled and topped with 3/4" plywood.
View into kitchen from basement.
The view down into my "wiring closet" under the basement stairs. Printer bit the dust (literally) so is a lost cause... Everything else is solid state and should be OK.
Bathroom work in progress with insulation, VB and tub in place, and bulkhead and new electrical in progress.