Once the flooring was installed, we hired Sullivan's Flooring of King George to come over and sand it---it was gorgeous after Mr. Sullivan sanded it. Charlie then applied a super matte finish - a "Smart Shoe" product - and we now have a beautiful kitchen floor that we like to stand around and stare at! If you remember, that room was originally gutted down to the dirt crawlspace due to rot and termite damage, so to see it finished is amazing. Charlie is now finishing the room with mouldings and framing for the windows and doors, the appliances are in, and while we are waiting for the cabinets, we have two wooden work benches to use for counter space. I actually love using the workbenches so much, I told Charlie we can take our time with the cabinets!
We sat down to eat in the kitchen for the first time last week and it was wonderful to see the view of the back yard while having dinner! The kitchen has always been the heart of our home and going eight months without a kitchen has been trying to say the least. Charlie will finsh the kitchen and move on to the porch roof repairs so that we can have the roofer back out to install new roofing over the kitchen, porches, and mud room. That will complete the five priority restorations/repairs that the banker and the State required.