week 41: landscaping, lights, mirrors, HVACing, wood for floors
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In addition to real live electricity being turned on at the house earlier, work continues at a pretty good clip at the site. Let's check in, shall we?
They started work on the landscaping, first "clear-cutting" and grading everything.
Since we have a lot (and I mean a lot) of mulch and rock, there will also be a lot (and I mean a lot) of weed barrier laid down:
Some of the rock (the light rock) is here:
Hopefully that's bigger than "kitty-litter" size...
Here's one of the bits of grass that we will have (it will be inside of the rectangle). Glad to see them using steel edging.
Unfortunately there was some collateral damage to the driveway that they will have to fix...
mirror mirror on the wall...
And the mirrors are in (except for the powder, which is waiting on us and we are waiting on the sink and lights to go in first).
Hard to see in the photo, but the lights are gorgeous, much cooler than the photos. Absolutely perfect. Big smiles all around.
Here's the mirror in the upstairs bath:
More progress on the HVAC with the thermostats installed and evidence of configuring in the mechanical closet.
Wished they had not placed the one above right at the edge (actually hanging slightly over the edge) of the wall. sigh...
let there be (more) lights
The electrical is progressing:
A few more lights are up besides the ones in the master bath. There are bulbs in the dining room chandelier:
The IKEA hanging lights in the stairwell are in, but without the "flowers":
Saw the installers today, and they said they left them off because of dust and will wait until the very end. Smart. With the metal work upstairs, there's this nasty fine-grained electrostatic metal dust everywhere. And it seems to like flowers.
There's power to the PH-5 in the entry:
There's a light in the pantry:
There's a light in the buds-n-suds room, but it's the wrong one.
wood for the wood floors
A lot of back and forth on the wood floors. Builder not keen on the quality of our (primarily aesthetically driven) choice and we weren't keen on his much-more-expensive-than-the-budget (and aesthetically inferior alternative) choices. Now that the wood is here, the variation is not as great as we would like, but we like how it compliments the cypress. So this wood it is.
black = builder
orange = us
gray and crossed = done!
- pocket door hardware
- wood floor