So much for our (almost) perfect on time, on budget reno – we are still waiting for the addition to be completed. The deadline was Sunday, but I reckon we’re another week away from everything being totally done (laundry room, porch, etc.). Initially the delay was down to the late arrival of the internal doors, but then something has changed about the floors.
Turns out the last phase was a little more complex than we initially thought – but that’s actually not a bad thing as we weren’t particularly pleased with them after the first treatment. We’re going for a super smooth, highly polished pale gray concrete, but the texture was awful and the concrete guy didn’t seem to think it could be fixed. Apparently it CAN be fixed, though, and they spent all day today working on them with a diamond grinder. Tomorrow they’ll apply two layers of gloss, and then we’re waiting on some very small details (door hardware, medicine cabinet), the laundry room and the porch. The laundry room has also been a little problematic, with some dodgy plumbing and an unexpected gas line, but our contractor says it should come together pretty quickly.
We’re so, so close now – although much like the last few weeks/days of pregnancy, time feels like it’s slowed to a standstill. I’m itching to get everything moved around and organized before baby gets here (34 weeks tomorrow!), but at least I’ll have something to keep my hands occupied while waiting for baby.
Pic: the evolution of a wall continues…