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Izumiさん: 劇的ビフォアアフター in ニューヨーク
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サイト紹介文ニューヨーク州に中古物件を購入し夫婦二人三脚で改装中!日々の出来事を英語/日本語で綴っています。
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Izumi さんのブログ記事

  • Wallkill Valley Rail Trail 散歩道
  • 11/16/2017 Our house is right by the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail. And we have a direct access to this trail from our backyard. This
    was a big plus when we were deciding the house. The path to the trail was closed and bushy (previous owner didn’t use it) so we
    opened it up a bit and we now have the access to the trail!The railroad was used from 1866 to 1977. The tracks were removed event
    ually and u [続きを読む]
  • Propane fireplace ガス暖炉
  • 11/152017 There is baseboard heater in the house but we wanted to add something to warm up the house during the cold winter. We de
    cided to go with propane fireplace. We thought about having a wood-burning fireplace though, we’ve had it before and we were tir
    ed of it (splitting wood or buying wood, carrying, cleaning and etc…)Well, we had some good advice from his aunt and Rich himsel
    f has done [続きを読む]
  • Flooring 床 #2
  • 11/11/2017 Our contractor started working on the flooring. The living room is finished and the kitchen will be the next. We are happy to see the progress! It’s been cold and the temperature drops down into the teens during the night. 2017年11月11日 先日から床張りが始まっていて、リビングルームはほぼ完了です。床の業者とキッチンキャビネットの業者が連携していつどこで何をインストールするのか決めて [続きを読む]
  • Painting ペンキ塗り #2
  • 11/8/2017 We’ve done 90% of the painting project but ignored this spot from the very very beginning… It is the top edge ofcathedral ceiling with staircase underneath. We had no idea how to reach there. We’ve tried painting tools(special edge paint blush with poles etc…) but they all failed. Well, the other day I finally came up with an idea of putting a cinder block on a stair to match the h [続きを読む]
  • Raised bed garden 庭づくり
  • 11/6/2017 Rich bought lumber from Lowe’s and made two 4′ x 10′ raised garden beds today. He then put compost in it. He mowed
    the grass the other day and collected grass and leaves in a bag and made a big pile to make compost. It’s been cooking nicely s
    o when we mixed it today it was warm and steamy! By doing this now, we will be able to start our vegetable garden right away when
    spring comes!2 [続きを読む]
  • Furniture 家具
  • 11/4/2017 It is Saturday so we decided NOT to work in the house and went for furniture shopping instead. We always admire the Amish furniture and we’ve wanted to have some pieces one day. Well, we finally have the opportunity to purchase them. We visited an Amish furniture shop and found what we like. It will take roughly 3 months for them to make it but we are sure that it is worth waiting for [続きを読む]
  • Laundry room 洗濯室
  • 11/2/2017 Our laundry room is located in the basement right next to the family room. We painted the wall in light gray and the flo
    or guy put down new tiles. Both the washing machine and the dryer came with the house but the washer wasn’t in good shape. No ho
    t water, weak spin etc… When we were in Lowe’s a while ago, we found a brand new washer sitting in “dent and scratch” corn
    er. That’s our [続きを読む]
  • Back to work 再始動
  • 11/1/2017 We came back from Florida yesterday and resumed the projects from today. The wood flooring arrived while we were away an
    d now resting in the living room. The tile man has been coming to the house and doing his job! It is exciting to see the progress!
    The kitchen cabinets have been built so we went to the showroom to pick the counter top. I love this part of the project! Anyway,
    I am back [続きを読む]
  • Cream in my coffee
  • That’s the name of the paint we choose. We were not quite sure the first one we picked (it was more orange and brown-ish) so we visited Lowe’s again and selected the 2nd one. It looks much better than the first one so we decided to go with “cream in my coffee”! It’s been a month since we purchased the house! We have been working everyday so I guess we deserve a vacation. We are going to Flori [続きを読む]
  • Water damage 水漏れ痕 #2
  • 10/17/2017 Rich fixed the rotten base wood in the kitchen a couple of days ago. It came out good! He also removed vinyl floor and two toilet bowls(We don’t think we should put pictures here…)2017年10月17日。2日前の水漏れ痕の修繕作業備忘録。この他、昨日今日で洗面所のビニール床、トイレ自体などなども取り外しました。トイレなので写真を載せるのはやめときます。Before ? Our contractor, Mario came to lo [続きを読む]
  • Painting ペンキ塗り #1
  • 10/15/2017 When we got to the house this afternoon, a bunny was waiting for us. She was relaxing near the entrance and didn’t se
    em to care about us. How cute! Anyway, we have been painting the walls since last weekend and done 2 guest rooms, living room, din
    ing area, kitchen and staircase so far. It takes time and need patience but we are making progress!2017年10月15日 今日、
    午後一でお家にいった [続きを読む]
  • Window screens 網戸
  • 10/14/2017 The window screens in the house have either torn or holes except one(no damage!). This house has no AC, one ceiling fan
    and broken screens… How did the previous owners survive in humid summer with misquotes?? Anyway, Rich bought a screen repair ki
    t and fixed 10 today. No more bugs!! He will replace the rotten base wood in the kitchen to a plywood next!2017年10月14日 家
    の窓についてい [続きを読む]
  • Water Damage 水漏れ痕 #1
  • 10/13/2017 When we moved the fridge, we found a spot with water damage… It is dry now but wood is rotten. Rich called our contractor and he will come and have a look at it tomorrow.Meanwhile, I am painting the guest rooms.2017年10月13日 キッチンの床を剥がしていて冷蔵庫を退かしたら、なんと水漏れした痕を発見。床だけでは分からなかったけれど、剥がしてベースのベニヤをみたら木が腐っていました。なん [続きを読む]
  • Kitchen 台所 #2
  • 10/12/2017 Removing the wood flooring from the kitchen. They are nailed down so Rich has to remove one by one…2017年10月12日 今日はキッチンの床剥がし。リッチが剥がして、私が剥がした板についている釘を折るというプロジェクト。板を1枚ずつ剥がさないといけないので地味だし意外と時間がかかって1日で終わらず。We wanted to save wood but it is hard to remove nails(so many) so we gave up.板を何かに再利用しよ [続きを読む]
  • Bathroom vanity 洗面台
  • 10/11/2017 Here are bathroom vanity rendering. Again, hickory cabinets with quartz tops and Kohler sinks and toilet bowls. We sign
    ed the contract with the cabinet company today! We need to find the lights next.2017年10月11日 浴室の洗面台の図案。
    キッチンに合わせてヒッコリーとクォーツ(色は後で決める予定)の組み合わせにしました。今
    日最終の見積もりが出たので、キャビネットまわりはすべて地元業者のアプ [続きを読む]
  • Kitchen design 台所見取図
  • 10/10/2017 We received the rendering of the kitchen from our designer. The cabinets are natural hickory that matches the floor and
    dark color quartz counter top. Also we will install a gas range and hood. And today, we purchased a farmhouse apron front cast ir
    on sink, bathroom sinks & faucets and new toilet bowls!! We are getting close!!2017年10月10日 デザイナーからキッチ
    ンの完成見取り図が送られ [続きを読む]
  • Flooring 床
  • 10/9/2017 The wood was finally decided! We wanted hickory from the beginning and have visited many stores, seen so many samples fo
    r more than two months. Originally we wanted to go with the solid wood flooring and found one we like and then our contractor came
    , checked the base wood (as you can see the picture below it isn’t plywood so too weak to put nails) and told us that we should
    go with eng [続きを読む]
  • Kitchen 台所 #1
  • 10/08/2017 We’ve decided to re-do the whole kitchen and been working with a local cabinet company. Today, Joe, the cabinet man c
    ame and remove the cabinets, sink and counter top. It took only 1 hour or so to complete the job. The design will follow.2017年10
    月8日 台所は全体をリフォームをする予定で、今日は地元のキャビネット屋さんが今あるものを
    取り外しにきました。大きなホームセンターにお願いするこ [続きを読む]
  • Stair case 階段
  • 10/6/2017 We have finished painting the primer the rest of the house. All the strange colors were completely gone and it is very w
    hite now! We visited and talked with a local flooring company and decided to put carpet on the stair case(for safety reasons) and
    tile on the entrance and hallway.2017年10月6日 階段と廊下部分の下塗りが終わってひと段落。というか、
    、、やっとスタートラインに立った感じで、 [続きを読む]
  • Primer 下塗り #2
  • 10/4/2017 I just finished painting the primer on the main living floor today!! We have used about 16 gallons of paint so far and w
    e still have stair case wall(super high ceiling) and the hallway wall in the basement left… Rich is removing carpet in the livin
    g room area so we are making steady progress!2017年10月4日 本日、メインフロアの下塗りプロジェクトが完了
    しました!残すところは階段と、ベース [続きを読む]
  • Choosing wall paint 壁色選び
  • 10/2/2017 It’s time to chose the wall paint! This is a fun part of the renovation compare to painting the primer everyday all da
    y. We have pretty much decided the wood for the floor and need some nice paints to go with the wood. We’ve picked some colors th
    at we like and will buy some in a next couple of days.2017年10月2日 そろそろ壁のペンキの色を決めないと!と
    いうことで、最近毎日通っているホーム [続きを読む]
  • Carpet カーペット
  • 10/1/2017 Wow, it’s already October. Time flies… Well, Rich has started removing the carpet. He is really familiar with this a
    s we have done the same thing in two houses in California all by ourselves. We will remove the carpet through out the house and re
    place with hard wood flooring. The photos will follow!!2017年10月1日。気がつけばもう10月。ここ数日は涼しくな
    ってすっかり秋っぽくなりました。今 [続きを読む]
  • Storage 貸倉庫
  • 9/29/2017 After moving from California, we have living in an apartment as a base camp. We still live here and go to our new house(
    10 minutes drive) everyday and do our projects. We knew from the beginning that we will eventually find a house and move “again
    ” so we haven’t unpacked much and left most of our stuff in a storage locker. Now we have the house and the garage is ready, we
    decided to c [続きを読む]
  • Primer 下塗り #1
  • We have been painting the primer on the each single wall in the entire house. As you can see the wall colors weren’t pretty at all… It is taking time but I guess there is no short cut on this one.家の中の色合いがちょっと。。。これが初めて内見をしたときの感想。どうしたらこんなペンキの色を選べるんだろうか?と思ってしまうぐらいとことんイケてない壁の色。家の中のペンキをすべて塗りなおすことにしたので [続きを読む]
  • Mowing the lawn 芝刈り
  • 9/26/2017 This is one of the projects that we’ve got to do every 10 days or so… Rich pulled out his Husqvarna from the storage
    locker and mowed our yard today. We estimated 3 -4 ours to complete but it took him only 2.5 hours with cutting some branches. No
    t bad!! A boy from our neighbor saw him mowing and he’s offered him to cut our lawn at $40! We think it is a very very good deal
    and would [続きを読む]