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Love At First Site

Let there be light!

Okay, so after the fact I realized that it wasn’t quite as dramatic as the Genesis, but you would have had a hard time of convincing me otherwise when we re-wired (ah-hem, created light) and fixed up the plumbing at Bunker Hill.

you can’t see Glenno — but he’s in the background yelling at me to stop messing around and load the truck

First, we tackled was the lower level.  Keep in mind, that this space was once filled with refrigerators (b/c who doesn’t need five of them?), bags of clothes, pianos, etc.  But now that it was cleared out and the framing was done, our soon to be family room, bathroom and laundry room were taking shape.  And, the wiring/plumbing was pretty straight forward — this is what we did:

  • Added recessed lighting
  • Hardwired a carbon monoxide/fire detector
  • Installed vanity lights and an overhead light/fan in the bathroom
  • Included outlets throughout per code
  • Hooked up plumbing for the toilet, shower, sink, washer/dryer

Throughout the whole house we:

  • Replaced the copper pipes that had been stolen/cut (if you remember, this happened on my birthday …)

  • Fixed up the wiring/plumbing
  • Replaced old light fixtures with new ones
  • Updated the heat to a new hot water heating system power vented via new baseboard.  Of note, the system came with a defect from the factory – which neither the store we bought it from, or the company representative that came out was able to identify.  Luckily, Glenno figured out the issue and we were able to get resolved.


About LoveAtFirstSite

Some people love dogs, some people love cars, but not me. I love dirt. I'm pretty sure it's not the first thing you think when you see me, but it's true--I really love dirt. Although, I'm picky about where my dirt comes from. Construction sites are perfect, backyards are OK, but the streets of NYC not so much. So now that you know that I love dirt, you may want to know why. I've been on and off construction sites since I was little. And here's a picture to prove it. I recently quit my public relations job in NYC in the pursuit of cleaner dirt. I love home renovations and remodeling, and I've been working closely with my dad who has been in the business for 40 plus years to learn everything I can. I’m also a full-time residential real estate agent in the Greater Fairfield area. I’m dragging my fiancé, Neil, along for the ride too. For those of you who know us, thanks for reading. And for those of you who don’t, welcome to our house flipping, home remodeling, suburbanite lives! Alana Brier | Newtown, CT | 203.304.4235 |


2 thoughts on “Let there be light!

  1. Like the guy examining the furnace – could he figure out the problem 🙂

    Posted by Bob | May 7, 2012, 9:39 pm

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