First DIY Project
After painting some of the rooms, we decided to dress up the mantle over the fireplace a little. Here is the before and after of our first project. There are many more to come
One Week to go
We are slowly getting down to the last few details. From the outside the house pretty much looks done (if you overlook the fact that there won't be grass until it starts to grow in the fall.) The cleanup crew will be in this weekend and the the final touches will be done early next week. The house is on schedule to be turned over next Friday.
Water heater goes in
This week all the lighting and appliances showed up. After the AC got hooked up we did not have to roast while looking at the house. Maybe this will also speed up the sub-contractors as they don't have to sweat to death while working in the house. Most of the electrical work should be finished by next week to include lights and such. Its great to see the details of the house start to fall into place.
Final Grading of the front
The Final grade went in along with about 140 tons of top soil. The CR6 was put down for the driveway and the blacktop should go down at the beginning of next week.
Countertops get installed
After going though the pain of picking out "another" option when it came to the granite, we ended up with our original picks. When we showed up to pick out the three slabs, we were quickly told that although they confirmed just that morning that they had at least six in stock, they mysteriously could no longer be found. We picked something similar just to have the same vendor tell our builder that they gave away our granite just days before it was going to get installed. Needless to say, we did not use that vendor. The Granite turned out nicely. This granite has the propensity to sometimes be too "peach" or "orange". That is why we were going to pick the slabs. Happy with how they turned out though.
Kitchen Cabinets pretty much finished
Cabinets are in except for the finishing trim. You get the idea of what its going to look like though. Hard to believe that there is more real estate than our present kitchen. It will be a perfect kitchen to entertain in. Counter tops come in next Friday. :)
The Garage doors arrive
The back-ordered garage doors finally came in and got installed. The front porch was also finished up with the pouring of the sidewalk and placement of the columns. Now if we could only get the driveway poured, the exterior will be mostly done (with exception of the lawn...which will come in once the weather cools off a little in the fall)
Kitchen Cabinets start to go in
The kitchen cabinets arrived and are getting installed. The countertop folks come in on Friday to do the template for the countertops. Its nice to start seeing the interior come together.
:: Interior Paint and Trim ::
The interior paint and trim started last this week and should be done early next week just in time for the cabinets to come in around the 20th. There is still a lot to do, but finally the interior is starting to look and feel like a real home.
Front steps get poured
The drywall is coming along. Taping and mudding happened over the last couple of days and is getting close to completion. The front steps were poured and it looks like the walkway is getting close to getting done too.
Down the gutter
Not much of a change on this shot, but if you look closely enough you will see that the gutters got added to the house.