I’ve been told the basement renovation is scheduled to begin sometime this week. The only potential hold-up is a delivery from Home Depot. The owner of Michael & Son, Basim, has personally shepherded this through with Bryan Tiplady running the point for us.
Once work begins, it should be wrapped-up within two weeks. The high-level schedule is:
- Day 1 – Framing. This will be almost entirely in what will be Ryan’s bedroom and the renovated bathroom.
- Day 2 – Plumbing & Electrical Rough in.
- Day 3 – Bathroom concrete pour, rough in and concealment inspection.
- Day 4 – Drywall.
- Day 5 – Tile and drywall finish.
- Day 6 – Complete tile and trim.
- Day 7 – Painting. We’re going to put a fresh coat throughout, including the ceiling.
- Day 8 – Electrical and Plumbing final inspection.
One area that we will need to tackle ourselves is a kitchen-type prep area. I’m hoping someone out there might have some surplus supplies from a recent renovation. Off-hand, here are some items we need, otherwise we’ll be doing a lot of running upstairs to the kitchen:
- Kitchen Sink
- Kitchen faucet
- Counter Top
- Garbage Disposal
- Under-counter cabinets
- PVC Pipe (Drainage)
- Copper Pipe (Supply Lines)
- Water Shutoff Valves
We are fortunate to have a dishwasher and refrigerator already donated!
The last phase will be building a patio and emergency access to basement. Bryan said he is already working on this.
- Bryan Tiplady to Coordinate Basement Project (rallyforryan.wordpress.com)
- Major Home Improvements Coming (ryansrally.org)
Yes, go to the Habitat Store, the items are far less than anywhere else.
Jo Hobbs says
ReStore gets donations from Lowe’s. Home Depot, Costco, Sam’s Club and others. Some great buys!
Ms. Blasé says
What are the measurement specifications/requirements for the countertop? Also, did you have a material preference (laminate, ceramic tile, granite, etc.)?
The length would be around 4′ 10″, with a standard depth of 25″ with back splash. As for the surface, the more durable, the better… but we’d need to be able to cut the sink area out.
How nice it will be for Ryan to have his own space!!
How wonderful that companies like Michael & Son’s are willing to give back so generously to the community!!
What a blessing to have a friend like Bryan who will go the distance and then some to help.
God bless all who help the Diviney family.
and God bless you, Ken, for staying so strong and determined and doing the work of twenty people.
Love, prayers and respect…Paula
Gail Doyle says
Ken ,Glad this project is starting and wow,will be done in a couple of weeks .Good luck to all working on it,such caring people ,but then we all would do anything for Ryan….Have a good day and hugs to Ryan
Jo Hobbs says
Here is the link to Habitat for Humanity ReStore. There are many near Ashburn. Check it out everyone, take the list with you, and see what you can find.
Good luck. Happy to see the project will be finished soon–New Digs for Ryan!
Jo Hobbs says
RE: Habitat ReStore
ReStore is a resale business that sells new and used building materials and home improvement items to the general public. All materials are donated by local retail businesses, building contractors, suppliers and individuals, and are made available for sale to the public at 50% to 90% below retail prices.
The Diviney household is a busy place! All kinds of good things are going on there — WOW! It’s amazing what good can be done when good hands (and hearts) work together. I’m really happy for you. Have a good day and special hugs to Ryan. SHSP, NGA!