December 2013

I knocked down a wall partition. There was dust everywhere. I wanted more natural light coming into the kitchen area. 

With the wall gone, A gap in the wall needed to be filled. It had to be done properly to meet building code. So a wall expert needed to do the job.  Dust and debris everywhere. I had to clean all this up before the new floors put in and before I paint the walls. 

Dust and dirt cleaned up as best I can. Floor materials in boxes. I am excited for new floors!!! 

Shawn - the handyman - the day he fixed the gap on the wall. 

Using a GoPro to squeeze in the details into the frame - you could see here the kitchen now looks much better with painting done as well. 

I had to remove the old sink in the washroom. It just had to go. It left this big gap on the floor where there were no tiles. Decided we just put in Big white tiles as a base for the new sink. 

New washroom sink set in place. I had to work with the green. Budget wise, that was the only choice. Bathroom renos can be sooo expensive. So I work with what we have. Its green. It will be fine. 

Fresh white paint, new sink, new toilet seat, new light fixtures, new shower curtain. I just need to install the mirrors and medical cabinet. I need to install towel holders and figure out how we can have storage..

Using temporary plastic shelving once again - I try my best to organise our things and de-clutter and just get myself out of the "camping" mode. I have been living like this for a while now since we moved here. 

This is what is called "camping" in your own apartment. It is not a very good feeling. We brought all our stuff in a u-Haul only to find we had too much stuff. So the challenge was to sort through our stuff and purge. Keep only what we need ; everything else has to go. 

With less stuff out of the way, we can now see the new floor. New floor!!!!! soooo happy!


With a lot of our things either sold or given away to donations, our apartment felt much better. But there were still quite a bit of stuff to deal with. 

New Blinds! Finally some privacy restored! Makes me happy! Blinds are expensive. This and the floor were the most expensive part of the home renos. 

New floor! I am soooo happy! I still need to do some more painting. 

I finally completed assembling the wall unit in the bedroom so we can have storage. Such a nice feeling! 

This was what my trip to IKEA looked like. This was one shopping experience.  You see the woman in white shirt? Behind her are all my purchases in IKEA. Imagine that!  All these needed to be assembled by me! :-) 

1 comment:

  1. Oh my golly, you've done a great job! I particularly admire the new flooring!


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