We are 4 and a half weeks in and it's going as I expected - slow. They are pretty much on schedule but when your house is a hot mess all you want is for it to be done! So even though I knew it was going to be the end of September until it's all completed, I really want to snap my fingers and have it done.
All the hardwoods are down in the entire downstairs. They are dusty and dirty and covered with paper at the moment otherwise I would show you. They are going to look good but they are a hot mess right now. And there's really no need for me to clean them at this point because, y'all the dust! I wasn't aware of the magnitude of dust and general construction debris there would be. Silly me for not realizing this because the entire downstairs is literally a construction zone.
The wall between the kitchen and dining room is gone:
And here it is now from a different angle from the first picture. This is looking from what used to be the kitchen into what used to be the dining room.
Also, the entrance to the little hallway that went to the guest bedroom and bathroom has been shifted a little to the right to make more room from the new sink/stove area:
We are doing this because we are changing the kitchen window and making it smaller and putting a sink in front of it and a stove on the wall we just extended. I'm hopeful that they will have the new windows in by the end of this week or early next week. And in order to make this work they are having to shift the door to the outside down as well.
The entire downstairs is a huge mess now and it will be until the end of September. And I'm just hoping and praying that the new kitchen is highly functional and very pretty otherwise my family will never let me hear the end of it!