We’re now seeing the light at the end of the proverbial long tunnel for construction of our new cottage! Builder Mike is managing a million details right now and is focused on getting us moved in next month (fingers crossed).
So what has been accomplished since my last report, just 10 short days ago? Let’s see if I can sum it all up. Closet shelving and kitchen tile work have been pushed back in the schedule, but the place has been buzzing with completion of many other tasks.
More trim work has been accomplished, including cabinet details and crown molding on the back porch and in the stairway. The wood detailing in the great room ceiling is finished and looking beautiful (to be revealed later). Cultured marble countertops and sinks for the master and guest baths are also now in place.
It was especially exciting to see the electrical and plumbing fixtures – the jewelry of a home - arrive and get installed last week. We picked things out so long ago (in December) that we almost forgot what they looked like! And we’re really looking forward to enjoying the tankless water heating system later on.
dining room light fixture close-up
tankless hot water system
On the outside, the irrigation and drainage systems have been installed. Flowerbed outlines have been established, and a landscaping plan has been developed. The corbels (for the eaves), shutters, and front porch columns are now getting stained.
wood corbels and shutters, before staining
The HVAC units were installed last week. The security system is going in today. Sheetrock touch-ups are also underway. The wood floor finishers will be taking over the house tomorrow and keeping everyone else out. In the meantime, landscaping will proceed.
So there you have the latest progress report. Stay tuned for news on the final phase!