Friday, February 19, 2010

Siding almost done

About 80% of the siding is completed!Imagine this with a poured cement front porch with white beams and railings.

Inside, the flooring installers have installed the vinyl flooring in the 2 bathrooms and are working on prepping the kitchen/dining/laundry/foyer floors for more vinyl early next week. Once the floors are done, the cabinets will be installed. They have all been delivered already.

We're getting close! I've purchased window treatments for the essential windows for now. I've also got the stools for the island and all the appliances.

We can't wait to get all our own stuff out of storage. It's now been nearly 5 months since we've slept in our own beds, sat on our own couch or eaten on our own dishes and we miss it all! Hopefully it won't be too much longer!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Fireplace Mantle help!

We are trying to choose a mantle style for this fireplace. We are in a country setting, but our deocrating taste is more classic than country. Here are some of the ones we're considering:
#2 is a quarter-cut log. I couldn't get it bigger. Try using the 100% zoom button in the bottom right corner of the screen, mom to see if you can get a better view.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Stone is complete!

The giant stack of trim. Much of this is now sitting in the house on scaffolding after having been painted.
Front view. Will be better when the mounds of dirt are gone!

Fireplace and painted walls. Glare from the windows. Still needs a mantel.

Front of the house-stone on master bedroom.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

That wasn't paint!

They used a tinted primer! Here are the actual paint colors. We like the color in the living room (it's the same as the hall and bedrooms), but that kitchen/bath yellow is awfully bright! I picked it, so I guess I'll live with it for awhile. It might look better once the cabinets are in. The photo below shows the master bath. The cabinets in there will be very dark, so the yellow might look great, who knows? I can always re-paint later!
I talked to the masons today. They were just finishing up for the day when I arrived. They had grouted all the stone on the front of the house today and will finish the fireplace tomorrow. I don't have exterior photos yet because the area is tented with a heater blowing in there until tomorrow.

I wish someone would come back and work on the siding. It's not been touched in 2 weeks! (It's not a sub--our actual builder's crew is doing the siding.) So, siding's still about 25% done.