A flurry of activity!

After the holiday weekend, Super Bill seems to be riding the crew to get stuff done. Cabinets and flooring were delivered last week, so the past few days have been all about assembling and placing the cabinets. What a difference! The rooms are feeling more like living spaces, not just empty boxes. The plan is to get them all installed by Tuesday, so flooring can go in on Wednesday.

None of the cabinets or floors are stained yet. Like the paint, they go on very late in the process to hide up any scratches that might happen during the last few months of work. Grouting of all tile is done, except for the bar floor. Due to the uneven nature of the brick floor, they want cabinets installed on top of brick then grout will help fill in the gaps to secure it in place and help hide imperfections in the floor.

The first coat of stucco is almost complete, which is very cool. It’s like the skeleton (frame) was covered by the nerves, vessels and organs (wiring, plumbing, duct work and 

), and now the muscle layer is in place. A few more layers and the color will go on!

They poured the front porch, steps and pergola base this week. So cool to see the front of the house having a little definition besides mud. Looking forward to a cocktail under the pergola in about 3 months!

The back of the house has its first coat of stucco in place!

The back of the house has its first coat of stucco in place!

The future pergola in the foreground, with the front door porch in the background

The future pergola in the foreground, with the front door porch in the background

 

 

Part of the cabinetry in Rich's office.

Part of the cabinetry in Rich’s office.

The basement bar (where the brick floor is).

The basement bar (where the brick floor is).

The basement cabinets.  The white rectangles are where speakers and speaker cloth will be.  The empty spaces on either end will be bookshelves.

The basement cabinets. The white rectangles are where speakers and speaker cloth will be. The empty spaces on either end will be bookshelves.

This will be my sink.  To the right is a linen closet (you can see into our bedroom on the right)

This will be my sink. To the right is a linen closet (you can see into our bedroom on the right)

Laundry room cubbies

Laundry room cubbies

Garage floor is poured!

Garage floor is poured!

The newly stuccoed back deck posts!

The newly stuccoed back deck posts!

 

About DonniT

Born in Georgia, raised in California, and living in Minnesota for almost 2 decades, I have lots of different ways of looking at the world. Married to my college sweetheart, surviving being a Navy Mom to Sailor Boy and helping Singer Girl achieve her dreams of college and stardom. Constantly trying to outwit my Labradoodle while rescuing dogs. Love to read, shop, entertain, volunteer, travel, plan, and dream!

Posted on July 11, 2014, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. It’s all coming together. Looks great. excited fro you.

  2. Wow, that is coming along well;)

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