This is supposedly the last month of the build for us. The local parade of homes being the deadline,
the first couple of weeks of October.
Then Mike-the-builder wants one week for cleaning and touch ups before we move in.
Trim, cabinets and flooring is happening right now. And the septic installers were finishing up in the back yard.
Next up was the kitchen.
We have cabinets! And they are wonderful. Raised dishwasher in the tower on the left hand side. Then sink and cooktop.
Our cabinet makers were taking a lunch break in the office, but cracked a couple of smiles when they came
back to see us excitedly checking everything out.
I can verify that the soft close drawers work. All of them *grin*.
Plywood cabinet boxes waiting their turn to find their place.
Monster fridge parking spot, and the ovens will go to the right.
We will place the templates on the granite slabs next week, and the countertops will be installed next Thursday.
Next stop was the boys’ bathroom, to see if there were cabinets there too.
That is also a Yes! They are gorgeous irl, the photos don’t do the stain justice. It is tough to capture with just natural
light from the bedroom windows and a camera phone.
Also, the floor is grouted!
On to the master bathroom!
This stain on these vanities is also gorgeous!
There is one vanity on each side of the door opening visible here. This one is MINE. And I love it.
This one is not.
Eric walked in, took a long look and remarked that it is a lot of space to store his deodorant and toothbrush.
The floor in here has also been grouted.
The shower on the other hand has not been tiled yet.
The tile setters noticed imperfections in the wall tile’s color, black specks where there should be none. There was questions whether we could get replacement tile of the same kind delivered in time to hit the deadline so we will go with a different dimension tile, 4×12, in the same soft white colour as previously decided for the shower walls.
It will be fine. =)
The trim carpenters have been busy with baseboards, doors, windows and pillars, but also the board and batten in the office.
We’re still debating desk layouts in here, maybe the huge parrot cage gets to live in the great room, and we’ll hang the orbit and rope walkways by the office window and get a tree play stand or something for Pi to hang out on and keep us company when we’re cooped up in here.
Her bedroom and walk in closet also has floor today! The baseboards and all the trim is in place as well.
Apart from seeing the wood floor, this is the thing I am most curious about right now. It is the power for the stair hand rail light strips.
Outdoors a lot of dirt had been moved.
The backyard as seen from the rec room.
Further back a crew was working on the septic mound installation.
The big front yard piles have been used to grade close to the house. I still hope there is more to come so the swale doesn’t have to be quite that pronounced.
Makes for great landscaping possibilities, but also a little scary to mow.