Cabinets and more trim

Over Labor Day weekend, we taped our paint samples onto the brick of our house and reviewed which colors were going where—fully aware of how nice it was not driving 45 minutes on a crowded freeway to a retail store made with our brick.

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The vents have been re-routed from the front of the house to the side of the house—sort of. They now exit the ceiling of the covered structure over the driveway rather than the brick on the side of the house below it because there is a power beam running across the length of the top of that wall and boring through it is not an option.

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No brick has been added to the areas on the front of the house where the vents were, but not much got done outside this week due to heavy rains. Even so, an attempt was made in between downpours to start on the back.

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In the meantime, there are lots of progress photos from week two of cabinet and trim work to show you. Tuesday night we were surprised to find that the kitchen cabinet shells had been delivered.

This photo was taken close to 7:00 p.m. on a cloudy day so it’s a bit dark, but you get the idea.

This photo was taken close to 7:00 p.m. on a cloudy day so it’s a bit dark, but you get the idea.

Here’s the hub for the downstairs trim crew:

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The master bedroom is all trimmed out

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and work has moved to the bathroom:

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By the end of the week, all the bathroom cabinets had been installed except for the one in the downstairs half bath.

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Most of the stair treads and risers were completed. The risers will be painted white and the treads will be stained to match the flooring in the entry and kitchen.

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Newel posts were delivered, eight in all, and the first one was installed at the top of the stairs.

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By the end of the week many of the kitchen, utility and mud room cabinets had been installed.

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And just to prove how the schedule reigns supreme over accuracy in this business, check this:

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Everyone knows it’s supposed to look like this

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but it’s nailed up anyway because no subcontractor wants the blame for disrupting the almighty schedule—even if it means returning to the job site to tear out and re-do.

Good grief.


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