Wiring for the Remodel:
Because we opened up the walls and ceilings, we had the perfect opportunity to install the latest technology into the infrastructure of our home. This included: 1) planning out the locations of electrical outlets, light fixtures, and light switches; 2) running CAT 6 Network cable for Wi-fi, Audio and Video; 3) running speaker wire for ceiling speakers connected to music controls; and 4) running wire for security monitoring. Electricity is no joke so we hired a licensed electrician to do the majority of the work.
Windows & Doors For The Remodel:
We were fortunate enough to find an entire house of double pane windows at a building auction for $2800. There were 34 of them, in all different sizes, but all in the same style and color. Now…buying a “lot” of windows won’t work for most people who are adding to their existing windows or replacing the ones they currently have but we were starting from scratch so we framed the openings to fit the windows.
We also found our entry door and our fire door at the same auction. See the scratch on the top of the door? Well…I saved $450 buying this one.
Trim for the Remodel:
Our trim is very simple:
Baseboards: 1″ x 6″ MDF boards
Door and window trim: 1″ x 4″ MDF boards on the sides with a 1″ x 6″ MDF header sandwiched between two 1″ x 2″ MDF boards
Skirt Boards: 1″ x 12″ MDF boards