So here it is, 4:00 in the morning and I can't sleep. Maybe this is why. . . . no kitchen!
In order to put the floors in the RIGHT way, we had to remove the bottom cabinets and put in the new flooring. We are raising the floor 3/4" by adding the wood floors and to be done the right way, the dishwasher and cabinets and countertop had to go up the same 3/4".
I know, you have to break a few eggs to make an omelet. But we could have fed a small town with the number of eggs we have had to break!!
So far we have this, though!
Next order of business is to put the kitchen back (with a few little upgrades). Then on to sanding, staining and sealing all the floors. And LOTS of touch up paint. Who am I kidding, while the downstairs is almost empty, I might as well give everything a fresh coat!
It only took us 4 days to put all the floors in . . . . .including closets and the pantry. Not bad for a bunch of amateurs. We didn't work the entire 4 days. It was clear after Day 1-1/2 that we hadn't done a lot of manual labor this summer and that we were old.
Hope to post more by the end of the weekend!