Monday, September 29, 2008

Continuing the Closet Saga

Work continued this weekend on the closets. All of the drywall is up and the first coat of mud is complete on the new closet. While the new closet is very small at only 33" wide by 61" long, it is filled with seams so the Queen kept quite busy. It will make an awkward closet by the time we are done, but small spaces call for creative solutions. For now the plan is to install the Antonius closet system on the 33" wall (back of the closet) with clothes bars,



and float one or two Billy Bookshelf units on the 61" wall. It will be very tight, but we'll work with the space we have. In the end this will be my closet, and the Queen will get the second much larger closet.



This weekend I focused my attention on completing the wiring in the closets and running electrical for the bathroom. The plumbing rough in is done, and once electrical rough on the wall is done on we can mount the vanity.

Also, we are starting to get bids on having someone finishing the bathroom upstairs. I'm not pleased about having someone else do the job, but work has been crazy lately, leaving us with little time for renovations. We've been plugging away at things but at this pace the house will be done in 2015. Hopefully the bids come in low, as we have done a fair amount of the work already and are willing to help out more as work continues. I'd really like to find someone who is willing to work with us on this in order to contain costs. With the housing market the way it is it just isn't wise to go overboard with home spending.

12 comments:

Jon said...

I feel your pain about the contractors - let me know if you're looking for names. The guy who just finished in my place was pretty great, very professional, competitive rates and was understanding of our DIY attitudes.

Corey said...

Jon - any names you have would be greatly appreciated!

Jenny said...

I also have a great guy-Dave Bell. He finished my bathroom addition for me at an affordable price. I have his phone # at home and can send it to you later.

Corey said...

Hey Jenny - his contact info would be VERY much appreciated!

Jon said...

Corey, the guy I used is named Parker Mitchell (RP Woodcraft, LLC); 410-409-9444. - I plan on going directly to him for all future work we need.

BaltArch said...

Anyone know a contractor willing to take on 2 exterior decks? So far, I've come up with ridiculously expensive and a non-caller-back. I may give Parker Mitchell a call myself in the next few months depending on how work goes, if you don't mind Jon.

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Katie said...

I like this closet system - I must have missed it at the store! Looks a little less bulky than the one we ended up with, but oh well, it gets the job done. I am sure the Queen will feel as relieved as I do now to finally get her clothes and shoes all in one place!

Beancountingqueen said...

Jon, we have a meeting with Parker Mitchell tomorrow night to look at our bathroom! Thank you!

Jon said...

...and the queen joins the discussion ;)

Fantastic! I hope you guys like him - let me know how it goes!

We should get a drink sometime to commiserate our dusty livelihoods?

Corey said...

Sounds like a plan to me Jon. Also, I'm sure Wally would love to meet Leo. :-)

Beancountingqueen said...

Jon - I'm down with that. We have alot of commisserating to do these days :)