Things are really starting to take shape and the finishing touches are being added. Well over 1000 of pounds of grout are going into this house… which is mildly ironic since she wanted a maintenance free house. At least none of the tile is porous. The foyer medallion has been installed with such precision and… Continue reading Day 22-23
They say the Devil’s in the details, which is beyond apparent when the head tile installer takes almost a whole day to install the bullnose tile around the five glass block windows in the master shower. When you use Porcelain tile, the edges aren’t finished and it doesn’t polish like natural stone, so you have to use what’s… Continue reading Day 21
Tons of activity continues to propel us toward completion! There’s a guy working in every room and it’s all coming together, so here are lots of pictures to prove it! After the almost catastrophic mistake with the granite edge detail yesterday, I am so relieved that now it’s only a good story.
Just a bit behind on the posting, but not behind on the project. I’ve been spending a lot of time on the job-site making sure that all of my design concepts and plans are being translated perfectly in real life- which means a bit less time in front of the screen. Some times that is… Continue reading Day 16 – 19
Most of this week has been painting and since the painters have 90% of everything covered in plastic and the colors we chose were very close to the originals… the pictures don’t seem super dramatic. The soffit in the kitchen gets a rich coat of chocolate brown to tie in the new cabinet color. The… Continue reading Day 13-15
In between designing kitchens and bathrooms and managing several projects, it’s nice to take a break to do something fun and sparkly. This is Presley’s room (if you can’t read the letters on the wall). Presley is a seven year old pageant girl that uses the window seat in her room as a stage. She… Continue reading Fun with Glitter!
Even though a lot gets done every day… sometimes the progress just doesn’t photograph well. Maybe it just looks the same to me because I see it everyday. The living room, dining room and office have now been finished with a wood-look porcelain tile that we installed with random staggered grout joints. They’ll grout in… Continue reading Day 11-12
The guys worked on Saturday this week so the painters that started today would have lots of rooms where the floor was finished. Usually, paint happens near the end of the job, but this one’s schedule had us doubling up on the trades. The hallway and laundry room got finished, which are not very exciting pictures, so… Continue reading Day 9-10 Flooring continued…
I usually start to lose interest when the only guys working are the tile guys, because it seems a bit monotonous and endless… this job is no different. Don’t get me wrong- I love to see the progress and am always amazed at how fast everyone works with a looming deadline over their head. But… Continue reading Day 7- More Installation
All the rough plumbing changes have been made and the walls are ready to be closed up for tile. This shower will get one stationary showerhead, one handheld (so important for easy clean up) and three body sprays. That equals lots of knobs and do-dads to poke out the wall, so exactly placement is crucial… Continue reading Day 6- Installation