Wednesday, September 30, 2009

She's a B R I C K house.....

Our bricklayers started bricking the addition this Wednesday and by Friday were almost finished. We chose an Ontario red brick from Hanson Brick which matches the size of our existing 70-year old brick. Unfortunately, it does not match the color of our existing which is known as 'range mix', but we'll have more on that later.
We installed 4 inch limestone sills under the garden doors and all the windows. The bricklayers will also be opening a window on the side of our old main bathroom on the second floor. As for the two story box bay windows, we will be getting Joe Caruso to apply a stucco finish to that area. Joe was the fellow that did such a fantastic job on our garage when we built that 5 years back.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Back to work!

We have been away to God's Country on a much need vacation and that was great! But now we're back and anxious to continue the Georgian reno.

The first week back, we ordered another disposal bin from Tony at Downtown Disposal and we demolished the plaster walls in the foyer and the coat closet in the old house. We also had HP House Framers come in and finish a few things and put up the interior walls to the new powder room and servery.

Lastly we took delivery of our garden doors from Eurovinyl Windows. Rommel, our friend and window guy came over and with the help of Rob and Dave Falcone, we installed the door while being eaten by mosquitos as the evening progressed. We were very happy with our new garden doors and were impressed with the quality.