overall progress – March 30
See the big orange “10” sign on the front porch? That’s our lot number and it has been prominently displayed lately to help the delivery and utility hookup folks. Oh my, where do I even begin? So much has happened since my last home building report a couple of weeks ago! The biggest changes on the house exterior have been the installation of porch ceiling and addition of the columns. Also, the front door has received its first coat of stain. Trenches were dug to put in the water/sewer lines and the electrical/cable runs. Work just started earlier this week on building the screened-in porch in back.
front porch ceiling
front door with fresh stain
The stairway is finished with the exception of some small trim. Staining comes later on when the carpenters leave and the painting crew takes over the house interior.
Beautiful built-in cabinets have been installed in various rooms, along with some of the countertops. Even hardware and crown mouldings are now on! The kitchen sink and range hood are in place. The cooktop has arrived onsite and will get put in its permanent home right before the kitchen and bathroom countertops arrive next week.
office cabinets, countertop, & hardware
crown on kitchen cabinets
studio cabinet hardware close-up
cast-iron kitchen sink close-up
The happy results of the detailed tile work in the master bath are now on display. (Please pardon the dried grout smudges in the pictures.) We opted for a classic stone look that will keep its smart style for a long time. The garden tub is renting space in the master bedroom until the plumbers come back in a few weeks.
master bath shower
master bathtub surround
About 95% of the wood trim has been installed, and the painters have already gone through and done their initial caulking. The finish carpenters are now working their magic in the dining room, constructing judges panels and columns along the arches. It is going to be gorgeous when they get done! I will have a separate post later on about that particular endeavor.
There are a million little details that Builder Mike is tracking, and everything is coming together smoothly. The pictures above give you little glimpses of the progress and details. I will be posting more pictures as tasks get completed and it all gets pulled together. The project is still running ahead of schedule, and it now looks like we are about six weeks out from completion. Please keep checking back for more progress reports!