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
Did you know that as part of the floor preparation, not only do they remove every spec of “mud” with a spatula-like attachment for the Makita jack-hammer, but they also vacuum and then go back and sponge it off by hand. This concrete has never been so clean! They’ll be ready to start laying the tile (pictured… Continue reading Day 4- Demolition
The current master bathroom has the benefit of having a wall hung vanity, but it’s very yellow and has a black base cabinet, so it’s one big striped mess, all supporting a travertine tile countertop and drop in sinks. Blecht, I say, blecht! There just aren’t enough diamonds at the vanity, can we please… Continue reading Sinciudados Renovation- Before