Wednesday, September 20, 2006


Its nice to see the vanity go in. The cherry veneer is nice. We'll use a 5/4" carrara marble top and backsplash and a Kohler Kathryn undermount sink. We think it will look terrific. Kohler Purist line of faucet and handles. Alinea opalescent lamps will frame the flush mirror medicine cabinet.

A Real Closet

Screens on windows... and master closet being built out of the kit... so psyched for a real closet.

Monday, September 18, 2006

Check Out The Front Doors

How do you like the interior color of our beautiful new entry doors!? We love it!


Bedroom floor toilet installed; lighting in cellar installed; plumbing for dishwasher in...

Saturday, September 16, 2006


Bathroom tile in... fireplace mantels completed (we think the black paint around the firebox might be a bit dark, but...)... florescent lighting over what will be the temporary laundry... general lighting on the unfinished garden level. Much easier to see our dreck.

The Closet Has Arrived

We're looking forward to having our master bedroom closet installed. They were good to work with and it shipped in one day with a good price. We can't wait.

Also, hardware is on the bedroom level and windows are complete.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

White Thassos & Black Windows

...speak for themselves.

Load O' Pics

Interior details and finishing touches. We're just about there. Kitchen and bath have finishing touches to be completed. We're actually getting delayed right now by the backsplash for the range. Aggravating.

Load O' Stuff

Load o' stuff getting worked on: entry door frame beautifully sanded and painted, window frames scraped, sanded patched painted, the transom window installed. Soon the new entry doors.

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Action Jackson

Couple of action shots of our hardworking crew. Names not actually Jackson, but you get the idea.

T Minus Two Weeks

Cable and telephone cables are going in, as well as prime coats of paint on the stairs. The walls have finish coats of Benjamin Moore Super White Matte, as do much of the trim (in semigloss). The linen closet is complete, and the kitchen appliances are in place. We splurged here: Sub-Zero 30" refrig, Wolf 30" range, and Miele top of the line quiet dishwasher.

We await the stainless countertop/backsplash from Chinatown. The carrara marble island countertop from Mondial Tile has arrived and will be installed in the coming week.

Workin On Da Win-dows

They need alot of work. Generous amounts of wood patch, caulk and paint will be necessary to get them to basic level of presentability. However, we strongly believe that while they will not be as pretty as the beautiful Marvin custom windows our neighbor installed last year, but will be leaps and bounds better than the window inserts that were there previously. Two windows in the rear have been completed and look nice from the inside.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Closing In...

Kitchen: side view of funky plywood you see there will go on wall behind cabinets on the wall. We're looking forward to seeing it. You can also see the base units for the kitchen island. Additionally, linen closet shelves coming together, and bedroom level bathroom tile going in bit by bit.