|Master Suite - it's a big room!|
|Front Bedroom - note Katie's desk lamp is getting used as a temporary ceiling light!|
But my favorite feature? We moved the original phone cubby from the front hall to the kitchen wall. It's wired with both a traditional phone jack (which will work beautifully with this phone I found on eBay), but we've also added a docking station to charge a cell phone. I know I'm easily amused, but don't you think this is cool!!
The plumbing rough in is done. And it was a lot of plumbing! Upstairs, we added a family bath and a master bath - as well as a laundry closet for a stackable washer and dryer. We also had to run all new hot water heating pipes. Downstairs, we're updating the full bath and will be plumbing the new sink, once the kitchen cabinets are installed.
But the biggest change is in the basement. Farewell old 1940's oil furnace. And welcome to this new, super high efficiency, Rinnai gas boiler. Isn't it a beauty? Hmmm….maybe you need to be from Maine on a particularly cold winter to appreciate it :-) The most exciting thing about it (besides the fact that it's going to have much, much less expensive heating bills) - it's incredibly quiet. With the single digit night time temps we've had, I double check to make sure the heat is working when we finish up every night. But I can't hear it come on, so I go down to the basement and feel it to make sure it's running! Amazing!
Once the inspection is done - we can insulate. At long last, we'll have a warm house!