[Wellness] The Margaretville cabin renovation: the living room.

I’m sure this image is burned in your brain by now. Various type of wood paneling, flannel, bears, oh my.
*Poof* all gone. Clean slate!
As the panelling came down, we realized there was this extension of wall creating a hallway between the bathroom and the guest bedroom. We didn’t have to think about this one much. We blasted it.
Et voila!
TRANSFORMATION IN PROGRESS.
Down with the old, up with the new: insulation, sheetrock and new windows in place.
Let there be light.
Before/After #1
Before/After #2

Electrical work and lighting design & positioning.

Wood-burning stove positioning and code shenanigans.

Tiling around the wood-burning stove.

  1. The devil is in the detail: Don’t giggle at our sketches, we made loads of them. Over about a month, we worked out specs, layouts and designs. I recall us going up to check on progress and our tile master had set up a mock layout of the design of the tiles to be triple sure we’d get it right. Photoshop, sketches, photos, anything helps be 100% sure you are on the same page.
  2. Mark things: When it comes to a new breaker box and new positioning of outlets, make sure you understand height, placement preferences vs code requirements and test out everything. Then label your breaker box with detail that will make sense to you or anyone visiting for a repair.
  3. If I had to do something different in this phase — it would be dedicating a space at the house where we put up all these guides for both us, team and contractor to reference. How we kept track of estimates vs tasks via email, calls and texts still blows my mind!

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