Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The Finish Line

I was looking through old posts and came across the post where I talk about what I'm looking forward to.

I can't believe it's been over a year since I wrote that post and here we are getting ready to move back in. Amazing how time flies. I'm pleased to report that my hope that all goes well came true. We came in over budget, but except for the deck railings that needed to be replaced because of the material a previous contractor used, our price increases were our choice.

Here is an updated list of what I'm looking forward to.

* Having friends and family over

* Light and lots of it

* A/C

* Double sinks in the master bath

* Second floor laundry. It took some convincing to get me to agree and I'm still paranoid about the vibration but there are solutions out there to address that problem

* A walk in closet - the Elfa system was money well spent

The list could go on and on

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Sneak Peak

If it's possible to love a laundry room. I love this laundry room. The machines aren't quite in place yet, but I know that it will be great. What a huge improvement from the basement.

Here is a view of the master bath from the shower. Everything is done in this room except the glass wall.

I was finally able to wax the counters. They look and feel amazing!

We move Labor Day weekend. Can't believe it's finally almost over!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Counter Tops

Counter tops got installed today onsite. It was quite fascinating to see them do that as well as spend the morning at the house while workers scurried around installing various items. The counter tops are still coated with soapstone dust so one I clean and oil them, they'll darker significantly.

The marble will be installed next week since it can't be cut onsite.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Details are all that's left

Tile done. Painting done. Floors done. Now we're onto the finishing working like lighting and plumbing.

Love how the staircase turned out.

We really debated on whether or not to stain the floors. We really like a dark floor, but in the end, we decide to go natural with an oil-based poly on our white oak floors. I'm happy with the results.
The left post is boxing in plumbing or HVAC and to make it symmetrical, the lead carpenter put a post on the other side. It looked kind of funny, so Brian asked that a bar be added in between the two. The lead carpenter happened to have extra bamboo flooring so it ended up a win win. To the left of the bar will be a pool table so this is a great spot to put bar stools and drinks.

Love the basement window. The window seat is a nice touch.