Sunday, December 15, 2013

Days 140-141: Hardwood Flooring, Closet systems, Grout in tile, Mantel

We are moving right along. We took all the lights and bulbs we've purchased to the house today. We had to separate it all, label it and put it in it's nearest designated spot. The lights we bought using our credit will be picked up directly from the lighting center tomorrow or Tuesday. We did forget our down rods (boo!) so I have to take them out there tomorrow. I also miscalculated and I was short a few bulbs in the correct wattage/style.
The GREAT part was that ALL of the hardwood is installed! It's amazing! It was covered for the most part so I could only see it in sections around the perimeters of the rooms. Everything was pretty dusty too, I took pictures but they aren't the best because of the dust. We went about 3:00 and I could get an idea of where the sun would shine in on the house...I'm definitely going to have window treatments up soon. Addison's room and our room both get a ton of light and it was blinding! I may purchase some of those light filtering temporary blinds until I know what I want to use exactly.
The lumber has been delivered for the deck/porch. We are supposed to have a completely rain-free week this week which is good. The landscaper showed up at the house when we were there to tell us he was scoping it out to see how many plants to bring. He said he'll be back tomorrow and should finish up on Tuesday. We get sod in the front and hydro-seed in the back. He made the comment that "there was going to be like 200 subs at the house tomorrow" which tells me it's going to super packed with people trying to finish up. Our SR told us it's going to be crazy busy but that the good thing was everything that was left normally only takes the trades a few hours to's just a matter of getting them there. The exterior still hasn't been painted and no stone work has been done. Very surprising, until I remember how rainy it was on Saturday.
In a somewhat random order:
Most of the closet systems have been installed. Guest room closet

Lumber is delivered for porch

Family Room

Master shower has been grouted, looks really good

Vinyl in the girls bathroom

Girls vanity, vinyl has been covered

Lanie's Room
 Lanie's Closet
Addison's Room-See that sunlight? bright!

Addison's closet, Jack and Jill bath to the right of the picture
Master-I love how they painted inside the tray

Vinyl in the laundry room

Laundry Room-I'm sure I took the picture crooked.

Media room looking into hallway

Hallway looking into media room

Living room into kitchen

Mantel has been hung

Butlers pantry area

Dining room

Downstairs bath tile; not a great picture. Very dusty.

Linen closet in downstairs bath

Stoop filled in, so glad

I love how they did the corners of the steps, looks like a leaf

From "The Spot"- The dumpster is being removed tomorrow

Things to do Interior:

Baseboards/Trim - Still some stuff left
Paint- Touchups are all that remains and will happen middle of next week
Cabinets-Appliances are in the house, the cut out for the oven/microwave will be fixed soon.
Flooring-Carpet next Tuesday 12/17
Glass door for shower
Stone around fireplace- not sure
Counters/Faucets-not sure
Toilets-Included in trim , week of the 16th after tile is done
Final electrical installs- Monday December 16th
Window in dining room needs to be replaced
Paint/Stain the front door-Will be stained probably during the final touchups.

Things to do Exterior:
Exterior trim
Paint Exterior
Stonework/Pillars/Fill in porch-Happening today
Landscaping-Monday-Tuesday 12/16-12/17
Screened in porch


  1. Everything looks awesome! I still drool over your living room ceiling! It's gorgeous.