Monday, March 2, 2015

House Update - Sinks, Plumbing, Lights & More

We're just hitting the home stretch as we have less than a month 'till move in.  Things are really starting to pick up at the house and getting finished up. Our appliances were delivered and mostly installed and we couldn't be happier with our choices to upgrade the range and fridge.  Bad news for us though, it looks like either the cabinets or the wall was mis-measured and our fridge currently doesn't fit all the way to the back.  So until we find a solution and the builder/cabinet people make the opening bigger, we'll have to deal with the stuck out fridge.  Not everything can go according to plan, right?

The tile in the fireplace was finished of with grout and I'm so happy I changed my original tile pick to this because I love how it turned out! Very light and bright and cozy with the texture on the tile. The smaller scale tile really gives it some dimension and makes it pop.

Our final install of last week were most of the lights throughout the house.  Although we had some standard flush mounts in the bedrooms, hallway and laundry room, we did get to pick out some fun ones in the kitchen, over the island and the dining table.  Oh yeah, and did I mention I have a chandelier?!  I might not have gotten one in the master closet as I wished but this one just almost makes it up.

Up for the next on the month we really just have a lot of the finishing touches.  Quarter round around the baseboards, light switch plates and such.  The big stuff left is mostly carpet, closet and glass installs as well as the final plumbing and sinks.  Not too far left and the finish line looks so close.

Oct 8 (Day 1) - We signed our contract and everything is official!
Oct 9 (Day 2) - Expected ground breaking - delay with permit.
Oct 14 (Day 7) - Pick out front door (similar to this), interior doors, house molding, door knobs, and decking and siding.
Oct 15 (Day 8) - Fireplace picked
Oct 21 (Day 14) - Faucets, sinks, shower heads, toilets.  Also garage door.
Oct 23 (Day 16) - Cabinetry for the whole house - knobs and handles
Nov 5 (Day 29) - Ground breaking - hole digging and laying some foundation.
Nov 13 (Day 37) - Outside brick picked
Nov 18 (Day 42) - Cabinet place again - Changed our minds of the kitchen cabinets!
Nov 19 (Day 43) - Chose lighting, sort of because that was pretty hard. Still have to finalize some choices.
Week of Nov 24 (Day 53) - Pour concrete base - framing basement - finalize light choices and custom island color, custom hood vent and misc faucets.
Week of Dec 8 (Day 68) - Finishing up the framing and starting the roof. Plywood mostly put up all around the house. It's starting to look like a house.
Week of Dec 15 (Day 75) - Framing complete and ready for siding. Roof almost finished. Electrical walk-through, still deciding on lights.  Electrical rough-in and instal of fireplace. Tubs in bathrooms.
Week of Dec 22 (Day 82) - Inspections. Insulation and drywall will be up this week. Final interior finishes picks.
Week of Jan 5 (Day 96) - Siding, finishing drywall.
Week of Jan 19 (Day 110) - Cabinets being delivered, Trim going up
Week of Jan 26 (Day 117) - Cabinetry installed - Custom cabinetry made and installed - continue trim
Week of Feb 2 (Day 124) - Finish trim - start painting 
Week of Feb 16 (Day 138) - Continue with paint. Counter-tops installed in kitchen, bathrooms and kitchenette downstairs. Install tile backsplash in kitchen and laundry room. Install tile in master bath shower and backsplash. Install lighting.
Week of March 2 (Day 152) - Carpet install. Trim and hardware finish. Faucets & sinks.

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