Progress 01/09/2017

Even though the weather has been really cold, we’ve gotten a lot done over Christmas break. A lot of drywall has gone in and most of the first floor is almost ready for taping and mudding. Thank goodness for heat. We keep it around 55 degrees most of the time.

I’m glad that it has been cold for a while, because when it warms up the driveway turns to very slippery, greasy mud. I think that we are in store for that again this week. Can’t have everything!

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The well is hooked up. We had some issues there, but hopefully they are all resolved.
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The Master shower is ready for tiling. The floor pan is done by hand in 2 steps. I know the shower is huge, but the space would have been tiny and wasted in the Master closet, so I added it to the shower. Most likely it will be done in large format subway tile with accents and honed marble floor.

 

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Carrick’s shower is also complete and ready for tiling. Cade’s is almost identical, but Cole asked for a bathtub in his.
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The kitchen part way through dry walling.
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The kitchen even further along. The area that has the grey backerboard is where the range will be. That area will be tiled and a hood will be installed.

 

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Here is Mark working on the pocket door between the Laundry/Pantry room and Kitchen.

 

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Mark installing drywall in the Dining Room.

 

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View from the Great Room into the Dining Room and Kitchen.

 

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View of the Kitchen with all the drywall complete.

 

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Another view of the Kitchen with a view of the pocket door hardware installed. The door beside the opening is the one that will be installed there. The other area to the right is the Mudroom. The flooring throughout this area will be a dark gray slate. This area, along with the Dining Room and part of the Foyer will have drywall ceilings for a change over the pine board that will be in the other parts of the house.
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And now I am working on putting all the cabinets together that I purchased at IKEA almost 2 years ago! Who knew it would take so long to get this far! It has been a little difficult because the final room sizes didn’t end up being the exact same as the plans. That means I have to make some adjustments and move some around. All of the cabinet doors will be painted. The cabinets around the perimeter of the Kitchen will be Linen from Amy Howard Paints. The Island in the Kitchen will be painted Eulalie’s Sky and the Pantry will be Luckett’s Green from Miss Mustard Seed.
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Miss Mustard Seed Paints – Eulalie’s Sky (Island) and Luckett’s Green (Pantry).
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Amy Howard Paints

 

Next up is

  • Finishing cabinet construction. Pantry is almost done and Kitchen is partly done.
  • Install cabinets.
  • Finish drywall in the Master Bedroom and Foyer.
  • Start taping and mudding and sanding (I HATE this part).
  • Begin tile work.
  • Decide on tile for all the boys’ baths (that ought to be interesting).
  • Decide on flooring. This has been a real struggle for me.
  • Get the other heating system installed upstairs when our HVAC guy isn’t on Emergency Call! This weather has kept him busy, but we aren’t in a hurry.
  • Finish the wood staining in the Great Room (windows) and seal.

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