Saturday, May 29, 2010

Lights, appliances, paint... oh my!

 The lights are in and appliances (all but fridge) are in as well. We may end up having the pendant lights moved, they are more over the sink than the bar, but we will see what that damage would be if so! Otherwise, i think they'll be fine where they are!

 Barn doors are in the playroom. Yet to be painted orange though.. but looking awesome! Our architect and door guy did awesome creating a divot at the bottom of the door so it wont smash the baseboard or hit the wall.  Good move with two little ones in there!Fans and can lights are in. We went with no light on the fan and 4 inch cans (also called 3 1/2's apparently) instead of the standard 6. I think due to our aversion to overhead lighting and not a huge need for it in this room as you can see! 
The railings looks better than i had hoped! They are painted steel, a dark grey (cyberspace Sherwin williams) to match the interior doors. 

Still dusty but the shower heads are in. J went a little overboard with the two back sprayers and two rain heads but after being in one at the house we rented this week at the beach, i am pretty excited to try it out! 

Just missing mirrors in the master bath now! Love the lights and they look great with the vanity!

Our room is finished all but the carpet. Fan is in, speakers in place in the ceiling and can lights as well in the ceiling. Feels like you're in a tree house!
Should be in in a month or so possibly! Driveway, landscaping, carpet, mirrors, bath hardware, finish up pool... i think that is all that remains!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Indoor/Outdoor railings going in

 They are putting in the railings today. These are steel railings that a local guy does here. They are actually outdoor railings so they will be going on our front entry way as well but we are putting them inside too. It is way cheaper than doing that ultra modern rail system with cables that run instead of bars, but i like this just the same. They're looking good! 

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

more finishing touches...

A few more finishing touches are going in, plumbing fixtures are in, sinks, countertops in the office, kitchenette and laundry, and the whole house in painted inside and out.  The first picture is the office area/loft. The countertop turned out better than i thought and I am so excited to have a space for our office stuff. It is currently split between the top of the fridge and laundry room shelf. :( The second picture is the side of the house, the wood area is for the outdoor shower headed out to the pool. Third picture is the mega sink and mega faucet. There's gonna be some serious dish washing going on in there. Fourth is the barn door in the playroom. Turned out really great. It is a huge door, still needs a coat of paint but looks good. There is another one near the front door I just didnt take a picture of it. Fifth is the kitchen counters and sink. Appliances were delivered today but not installed yet. Lastly the green dual flush toilet with the soft close feature J just had to have.. i admit, after trying it I was hooked. ;)

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Exterior elements

Lots of things are getting done. the exterior paint finished up this week with the window trim. It really makes the colors pop. Ignore the foggy windows, interior painting has started and they put some film on the windows. The interior baseboards and trim are painted and look good! The countertops are in and look amazing! Since we have been living in an apartment for the last month or so while the house is being finished and i have about 3 ft of counter space, when i saw the counters i about fell over! I am so excited. The island is about 10 ft long with the overhangs for bar seating. And i am so excited about the "buffet" cabinets in the dining room with countertops for serving or buffet lines. Can't wait to enjoy it with others!

In other news the pool is going in and there is some serious piping going on. The rectangle on the left is the hot tub that is set into the pool a bit. We are doing a "sport pool" which doesnt have the traditional deep end. Its like 3 1/2 ft 5 ft 3 1/2 feet so set up for the perfect volleyball game. We figured you cant really dive in 6 feet anyway so didnt know what we'd use a deep end for. There is a sun ledge on the other end of the pool which will be lots of fun. I really have no idea what this pool will end up looking like. I am so bad at visualizing plans! Just about a month and a half and we will be moving in! I can wait but I am looking forward to it!