It seems that everyday something exciting is happening at the construction site. This past week countertops were chosen. Since the cabinets were installed last week, the fabricator met me on site to measure for the countertops this week. What an intense walk-through! I have installed marble and granite before, but I must say that this was the most detailed measurement process that I have ever witnessed. Edge details, counter height versus stove height, faucet positions, sink positions, honed or not honed, thickness of counter, back splash or no back splash- wow! My head was spinning when I left. Four hours of making my brain work hard- I am simply not used to it. I left with a headache.
Prep kitchen cabinets ready for ovens and dishwasher. A dark grey limestone countertop will be used in this room. It matches the gray in the porcelain floor perfectly.
Dark gray cabinets will flank the matt black French range and frame it against the stone wall.
The dark grey limestone will be used on these counters.
Master bath- gets white honed marble counters.
The 8 inch white oak floors were installed this week. They will be finished to a soft gray dull finish.
The supplier roughed up the board's surfaces just enough to give it an antique appearance.
Showers are getting tiled this week too!
But my favorite happening of the week----
The French hotel doors from my friend Linda D. and lovingly painted by Laurell for me-
were framed in and installed this week. There are five of them in this vestibule on the lower level and it really does feel like you are in a Paris boutique hotel. Our trim guy- Chad- was masterful at creating the frame around the door. All of the trim will be painted dark gray to blend with the doors.
The large boulder wall got built this week. Now fill dirt can be brought in and the driveway completed. Now it's off to select cobblestone pavers to finish the job!
It's about 12 weeks away from moving in- 12 crazy weeks for sure.