It’s time for an update on our Ilima Project. In the past few weeks, we have been busy regrading the yard, ordering material, preparing the walls and ceilings with new drywall and paint, repairing the deck, installing new ceramic floors, installing all new plumbing and preparing the bathrooms for new tubs, showers and surrounds. It’s all starting to come together but we have still have a long way to go.
We had first planned to go with all white glass cabinets and upper cabinets above the island. In the end, we did a complete turn around and purchased Cafe colored cabinets, no glass and a white quartz countertop. The cabinets were delivered this week but since the floors were not installed yet, they are still off to the side waiting for their turn.
We chose to go with a beige square ceramic tile for floors in the kitchen, master bath, and main bath with the Cafe cabinets being consistent throughout the upstairs living area. Since the floors in the living rooms and bedrooms were all oak hardwood floors, original to the house, we decided to keep and refinish them. The floors in the kitchen and bath, however, needed an upgrade from the plywood subfloor and linoleum squares that we found.
The tiles came on a pallet weighing about a ton and a half. Good thing they’re packaged in small boxes, especially when you’re the one who has to unload them!
In less than a day, the kitchen floor was laid out and grouted. It turned out great! It was so much easier to install the flooring now as opposed to when the cabinets have been installed. There was no need to go around the base of the cabinets with all the detailed cuts.
The tiled shower surround in the master bath will be done early this week. We’ll have a new tub/shower installed in the main bath, as with all the cabinets.
We’re looking forward to see the progress this coming week! Check back with us later to see the improvements.