Tremont Renovation // Rebuilding + Design

Yes, more renovating. A life outside of our renovation just doesn't exist right now... and we're okay with that! Super busy May and June will be here soon so we have to go heads down and crank through this stuff. The small additions of our own design choices we are beginning to see keeps us going!

 (^ All of Mike's plumbing! Our master bath double faucet sink and shower)

 (^ The final demo in our master bedroom to make room for new closets)

 (^ Fireplace inspiration; wall color painted wood panels + reclaimed wood mantle)

 (^ We called in the big guns to execute the wood work on our fireplace. We still have to paint it, only primed right now, the wall color and have Randy come back with our reclaimed wood mantle and we can check fireplace off our list!)

(^ Framed our master bedroom closets! This makes our actual room size quite small, but will allow us to keep our things in our room as opposed to the entire upstairs. And we're pretty excited about the character this small hallway will have + barn doors)

 (^ Took off the carpet on the staircase -- what a difference it makes!)

Tremont Renovation // Rebuilding + Design

And the work continues... The past week we've made some more good progress! Some big ticket items: demo of the upstairs closets, putting brick on the fireplace, painting the basement, laying the hardwood floor in the back bedroom closet and last but certainly not least, Mike finished all the plumbing so we are all ready for inspection!

(^Due to our master bedroom needing insulating, we decided to attack our master bedroom closet plan (which was supposed to be a down-the-road project), so E and the boys did some demo)

 (^ After perfecting my skills with the herringbone tile floor - I tried out the fireplace. We chose white-washed brick, as it's appropriate for our french-inspired home and tied in the tiles at the base of the fireplace. Pretty excited about how it turned out!)

 (^ Lunch break with our favorite little munchkin)

 (^ Recreated the original entry curves and put up the framing, to keep the original details)

 (^ Lots of work getting the basement closer to what we are hoping for -- E sprayed the entire ceiling, A and I painted the walls, our massive rug arrived, and when S gets home from JH, the pendants will go up!)

 (^ The back bedroom closets we combined into one, required taking out the original hardwoods (which will be used to fill in on the first floor). We bought some finished hardwoods (dark brown, not reddish that they appear in these photos) and installed. Hoping to stain all the hardwoods in the house a similar dark shade)

Tremont Renovation // Rebuilding + Design

In the past couple weeks we've made some serious progress over at the house and more to come this week! It's amazing to be able to feel how the house will live and what it will look like!

 (^ What was a wall to the right of the stairs, sectioning off the old bedroom, has finally been taken down and the proper weight bearing beams installed! The old bedroom in the back right will be our new kitchen, open to the living room. Amazing to finally feel how open this first floor space will live!)

 (^ Installed a new door, up to code, between the house and garage)

(^ Built the half-wall that will be the back side of our peninsula between kitchen and living room)

(^ Finished up kitchen wiring)

(^ Ordered all of our cabinets!!)

 (^ Removed, and sold, our Asian piece from the fireplace. And prepped to lay bricks)

(^ Built the pipe structure that will hold our vintage industrial pendants over our kitchen island)

 (^ Filled in the holes in the bar/mudroom in preparation for concrete board)

(^ Put down the concrete board in the first floor bath and bar/mudroom)

(^ Put down a million screws to secure the concrete board)

(^ Closed up the seams between concrete boards)

 (^ Everyone pitched in to help us lay our wood grain tile in the ever so tricky herringbone pattern. 10 hours later we had the most beautiful floor - well worth the man hours and achy backs)

 (^ The following day we grouted, cleaned, cleaned again, and again. And voila! We are so in love with them!)