During the past week, the finished floors were covered and protected, and progress continued on trim work, bathrooms, and paint selection. Most significantly, the kitchen cabinets finally arrived, putting the project back on track for substantial completion in August (although installation of some electrical fixtures will lag beyond that, due to decision fatigue on our part . . .).
With respect to trim, finishing the new landing area and tying this into the millwork from the original house was one of the first things that was tackled after the floors were done:
Finalizing our paint selection also was on tap. Samples of the various shades of taupe (or putty, or ecru, or latte, or tan . . .) that we requested arrived from the painter for our consideration, in consultation with Natalie.
We selected our wall paint and trim paint, which finalized the materials for the house: floors, cabinets, paint, and first-floor countertops:
In the meantime, tiling continued in the guest bath. The darker color upon installation got us spun up initially, until we understood that this was simply the effect of the residual moisture from the mortar bleeding through. It should lighten up when the tile dries . . .
Tiling was completed in the master bath, which now awaits grouting:
This is the north wall of the master bath, where the vanity and mirror will go. The dangling wire on the left will be connected to an outlet inside one of the vanity drawers.
And, at long last, the cabinetry for the kitchen, wet bar, pantry, and knee wall arrived at Wolfe Street:
Our kitchen designer, Tricia, worked with the guys from the truck and Freddy to inventory each arrival.
We received everything but the kitchen sink (cabinet), which now has to be tracked down . . .
July 1, 2012 at 7:19 pm
Is ‘spun up’ a good way to be? or a bad way?
July 1, 2012 at 7:26 pm
Bad way. When the first few courses of tiles went in, they were much darker than the tiles we had pulled from the boxes to confirm they were what we wanted. We spent a few days obsessing over this, and considered pulling them down, but they’re apparently wet from the mortar behind them, based on our discussions with Mario, our tile guy. The tiles are getting lighter every day . . .