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Renovation Black Hole

Slowly slowly getting there. Here’s what’s been happening over the last month since I disappeared into a renovation black hole…

With the permit for our asbestos removal project running out, we pushed to finish the upstairs renovations. But that wasn’t the only thing that had to be done before everyone’s favourite hazardous material could be removed. The implicated spaces also had to be emptied. This time that meant the basement and ground floor. I don’t know about you, but our basement was a bit cluttered. But after a LOT of hard work and help from some good friends, I got it to look like this…

empty basement by back door

Oh empty space. You look so beautiful and fresh =)empty wine cellar

On a side note, I love the brick cubbies we have in out basement. They look so good empty…empty basement storage boiler

But of course all that stuff had to go somewhere… the one room in the basement that was asbestos free =pbasement boxes

Once everything was out of the way, the asbestos guys showed up and started their prep work. Bring on the plastic…Our old bedroom covered in plastic

This is our old bedroom…bathroom in plastic

And our old bathroom…

gym in plastic

And the gym… And now some pictures of the last minute renovation details…Airco goes in

The airco units and ventilation system were hooked up…wardrobe up sans doors

Our built in wardrobes were installed (minus the doors) and we quickly moved upstairs…our bed in place

Our new bed nook mid move…door to bathroom

The entrance to our bedroom and door to the en suite bathroom…en suite

And our en suite. I can’t tell you how excited we are about this!!!!guest bed

Here’s the guest bedroom (decoration still to be done)…
small bedroom former kitchenAnd the former kitchen (now a small bedroom with a nice walk-in closet)…

As you can see, it’s been busy around here. There’s still a bunch of little details to work out and plenty of unstacking boxes in the basement left to do, but we finally feel like we can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Whohoo!



6 comments on “Renovation Black Hole

  1. Patty
    April 14, 2014

    a little bit more and then it’s party time! (love your new avatar btw)

  2. Karen
    April 25, 2014

    Little by little you are getting there, I know you will be so happy when you are done. It took five years to restore our home but once it is finished it suits you perfectly.

    • Jessi Mouqué
      April 26, 2014

      Thanks Karen. It’s amazing how much time it takes, but in the end it’s all worth it… at least I hope =p

  3. unlacingmycorsetstrings
    May 2, 2014

    Wow! Such a difference. I’m so impressed 🙂 well done!

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