With a house showing, a truck full of dogs, and time to kill I went over to the house just after noon today.
Pulling up I noticed a lot of vehicles. A Chippewa Stone truck, a HVAC truck, a plumber truck and 7 other miscellaneous pickup trucks, cars.
And a dozer.
Inside there was a lot going on.
The trim carpenter and his crew were doing finish work, partly following the path left by the hardwood floor installers.
The lockers now look like this:
The lower section actually slides out, (or did before the front edge of trim was attached) so the flooring underneath is laid in full sections, like the rest of the floor.
!!! NB: Shoe space !!!
That is the garage entry foyer light.
Meaning one of the teams in the house were installing light fixtures.
The light looks a little on the small side, or maybe the ceiling is just big.
They are beautiful.
The installers were rolling on sealer and stepped out of the picture just as I took it. The granite is still wet in this photo.
All the pieces fit, it is almost like they do this for a living.
This is the counter area closest to the pantry door.
Next stop: office.
The header for the paneling is in place, as is the shoe molding.
Bubble glass office ceiling fan!
I wonder if the other side of the blades are darker. I think that might look better.
Bathroom sconces and bathroom countertops. Sink mounting in progress.
Now I don’t have to wonder how they did it.
Worker count in here: 1.
Master bedroom ceiling fan.
Master bedroom wall colour in the corner meets floor. Got shoe moulding here too.
Electric outlets and switches, and the lighting in the tray ceiling are the only thing missing in this room now!
Stairs were also being worked on while I was there.
Notice the moulding at the bottom of the pillar. I think that looks nicer than the crown on top.
Worker count in this area: 2 (3?).
This is the same corner I took a photograph of yesterday. With more floor and trim.
The floor is gorgeous in daylight!
I think the reveal of the last of the Big Unknowns that were decided before we even signed the contract to buy the house turned out to be a nice one. It has character.
Peeking into the dark powder room, there was sparkle!
The hole in the ceiling behind it is for a fan. The light might sparkle, but like every room in this house, it is actually meant to be used.
Do not like superfluous spaces. (Remembering the house hunt this spring with the countless formal living and formal dining room of so many colonials.)
This is where one of the plumbers were working.
The boys’ bathroom vanity counter is in place and so are their two sinks. The granite is very pretty.
I am not a big fan of Jack&Jill bathrooms in general (this is a T&C bathroom). But the boys do brush their teeth at the same time, and I have witnessed enough space squabbling with accompanying toothpaste leakage to think this might work very well for them.
Two people were installing wood floors in Ts bedroom, to the left, and another was assembling a ceiling fan in C’s bedroom to the right.
M’s countertop and sink. Hers will likely be messier than the boys’. On the other hand, the toilet will be a lot cleaner.
There were a few people in the unfinished part of the basement too.
One was moving the window screens from the area under the stairs where they have been stowed.
Another was doing something with red and blue pipe.
Also, we now have a water heater!
Total worker count, no idea, they kept moving around, but maybe around 13. Plus Mike-the-Builder who was showing a couple around, discussing their future house.
Point is, it wasn’t crowded.
Closing with the view from the concrete pad outside the garage, looking north. I want a split rail fence going from the side of the house here curving right and away into the trees and straight back to the far side of the septic mound. I estimate it will be 6-700 feet. *gulp
This is where the landscapers will install sandstone steps leading down to the backyard and patio.
Edited to add:
This photo was taken on September 18th (the day after the others), just to show where we are at, dirt wise.
More dirt is scheduled to arrive early next week, so lawn installation has been pushed to Wednesday.