Jon and Chris were out visiting to watch the NCAA tennis championships at Stanford. However, in between tennis they were willing to help out with replacing the back fence, which was wobbly and the posts were completely rotted through.
The next bit of work to do after the flooring installation was to assemble and install the kitchen cabinets. We had purchased them from IKEA. The previous kitchen we removed already had a range hood vent exhaust through the wall so Chris designed the kichen around that range hood location. IKEA kitchens are very modular so we could find the right cabinets and pieces to fit perfectly into the space. We went with the Tidaholm style doors (which look most like shaker style cabinets, which we like). Our plan is to paint them at some point in the future. We also got the Farmhouse (Domjso double bowl) sink.
We just bought a new place in Albany (closed at the end of September). There’s a lot of work that needs to be done in the place, but the main things to do before we can move in are painting, new flooring on the first floor and a new kitchen.
We hired some painters to do the painting. Chris wanted to do the flooring so we bought 53 boxes of strand bamboo flooring (super durable) from Lumber Liquidators (at 50 lbs each, Chris had to carry each box into the house) and rented a floor nailer from the tool/party rental place.