Back in November we had all new windows installed. Tom went back and forth whether he'd do the work himself or hire it out. Hiring it out eventually won - it would've taken Tom a lot longer than it took the amazing crew that came in. A lot longer.
Then at the beginning of December, the same crew that installed our windows, came back and put on all new siding.
Most recently Tom has been tackling all of the electrical things inside the house that need to be done. Things like lighting in the kitchen and heating/venting/lighting fixtures in the bathrooms.
While at our favorite hardware store, Tom found a very handy circular contraption that fit on the end of your drill to catch the drywall and insulation that would fall from the attic when installing recessed lights in a remodel. That contraption cost around $28 (including a cheapo blade). Tom, the ingenious man that he is, went to the bakery department of Safeway and asked for a cake lid. After trimming off the rim of said cake lid, he had his very own, free, drywall-and-insulation-catching contraption. Amazing!!
Perfect for installing five recessed lights in the kitchen...
...and three, way-cool, pendants above the island.
Now I have a fully finished beautiful kitchen! Love it!
That's all for now. Tom's still working on the bathroom fixtures - they've proven to be a bit more challenging than other projects.