Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Lots of New Progress!


Three major things are going on with the house right now!
1. The Iron railing is being installed.  I chose this design because I was concerned that if I chose something too ornate - it would look too Italian in design. The staircase will have a wooden handrail mounted atop the X's.


This is the railing along the landing

This is the exterior railing for outside the larger upstairs balcony

..and this is the railing for the Juliet balcony.  


2.  The cabinet and door fronts are being installed!



The driveway, walkways and courtyard concrete are going in as well~ (Mike photobombed my pic...LOL)


This is the view looking from the front door of the house out to the front yard.

This will be a half circle step down from the back porch. 


Friday, July 21, 2017

Inside and Out

The den fireplace is done and the cabinet doors will be in next week.

The driveway and walk ways are being installed now!  The drive and walk way will have a 12" black trim on each side.  Hope it adds the curb appeal I am going for.


Thursday, July 20, 2017

Master Tub

... the most IMPORTANT feature in the house.... MY BATHTUB!

This is what I chose and why:
Elara Jacuzzi Salon Spa Drop in Tub.
  • 72.0″ L x 42.0″ W x 26.0″ H
  • Whisper+ Technology™ reduces whirlpool noise and vibration up to 66% compared to standard whirlpool systems
  • Patented TargetPro™ jets and ultra low profile SlimPro® jets optimize the massage experience




Can you see all the tiny holes for the bubbles?


You can chose to either have a whirlpool massage bath or use this bubble action or BOTH...


....Oh my gosh - you may never see me again!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Stairs and More..

Sooo - BMC Lumber and Bison Lumber are merging and it is causing a MESS.  So many supplies we need have been delayed.  One of those are the stair treads.  They arrived yesterday, so today I was thrilled to see this new project getting started!  Once the stairs and balcony are done, the iron works crew can come in to put in the balusters.

Still waiting (close to 1 month now) on the flex trim for the top of the arched windows and doors, 1 sliding door, 1 exterior door from the attic to the media room and have not even received a bid on some custom doors for the library.... sigh


The fireplace in the family room.  Having a raised hearth with cabinets below so I can store a few fire logs.  There are 3 fireplaces.  The other 2 (master and library) have antique mantles.


More detail trim work being done in the library.  Does not show well in this pic.

This is the back side view of the island.  The hole on the right is for the dish washer, the center section will house the sink and the left has a trash can cabinet.


This is inside my closet.   It is a Murphy closet.  Lily likes to visit with the workers.


Concrete guy was suppose to start on Monday - that has been delayed until Thursday.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

More Trim Work!

I cannot tell you how impressed I am with the trim carpenters working on the house.  Such attention to details!!  I think they will be done in another week or so and then onto flooring, concrete drives, counter tops, interior paint, hardware lighting fixtures and appliances!  The toilets and sinks arrived today - safely stored in the garage.


The wrap around island.  This will house the sink and dish washer and have stools on the outside for extra seating

This is the built in hutch that will house the double oven

A close up of the hutch.  Love the way it looks like a piece of furniture


This is where the stove top and vent hood will go


This is a bench in the mud room

Dining room

..entrance to the library

The antique mantle is now attached

This is the far wall of the library.  Will have cabinets below and tons of room for books!

A cabinet in my closet


Master bath vanity.  A sink for each side.



Friday, July 7, 2017

Beautiful Built In's !!

The window seat in one upstairs bedroom
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The laundry chute in the Jack and Jill bathroom

The block paneling in the library

Some kitchen shots


Mike and Trestin checking things out!


My closet looking into the sewing room.