Archive: Jan 2007

Switching Off

Switching off from our internet access at the loft. We hope to get the internet running at the house asap!

Tomorrow will be a hectic day. Not only are we moving, but there’s still a bunch of work that needs to be finished, including the plumber’s work that was supposed to be done Saturday. Oh, and as if that wasn’t sucky enough, we also have no heat at the house! Gas issues. Of course it has to be the coldest it has been yet…our water bottle in the car was frozen this morning.

But anyway, have to go…will rant once we are moved into the house! :)

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Carpenter and Plumber

Sub-contractors Gus and Jim putting up the wainscoting in the bathroom. Also look at our awesome new medicine cabinet! The mirror we sanded down a while back will be put on the front.

Installing wainscoting

The plumber was supposed to be right behind Gus and Jim to install the toilet and sink on Saturday…this is how far he got. *end sarcasm* (And no, he didn’t install the lawnmower box that is sitting there for storage).

Bathroom construction

The one and only thing he got set-up Saturday was installing the faucets and hooking up the pipes to the kitchen sink – the sink itself had been installed by the counter top people.

Kitchen faucet

The pipes for the kitchen sink were apparently hooked up. The garbage disposal apparently not.
In addition: The water heater was not installed either. Both our contractor and us were under the impression he was going to finish everything on Saturday. Even our contractor seems to be getting very annoyed now.

Kitchen disposal

Sunday’s job: The third and final coat of polyurethane will be put on!! In other words, Patrick and Steffi will get the day off. At least at the house. We’ll be busy packing up the loft. Oh how I looove packing. *end sarcasm*

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More Bathroom

The grout has been put in.

Subway tile dark grout

Grout has also been put in on the floor. And the glass guy stopped by today to put in the obscure glass in the window.

Bathroom floor tile

The bathroom door now also has obscure glass in it.

Opaque bathroom glass door

The door between the living room and the front bedroom also had to get some glass replaced.

Parlor glass door

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Our third and final dumpster was collected. We can see the side of our house again!

Driveway without dumpster

We fixed part of the off-centered bathtub built-in by adding more padding. That seemed to work fine to help straighten out the placement of the knobs, shower head and faucet that the plumber had installed off-center. Except now we noticed that the switch for the (centered) plug looked like it was too for on the left. I don’t even know why this plumber still has a job, or why we haven’t been assholes enough to tell him not to bother coming back.

Shower subway tile

The tile guy laid down the floor tiles.

Bathroom floor

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Counter Top Installation

During the counter top installation we came across a problem where our 33″ sink was slightly too big for our 33″ base cabinet. We had Gus cut into our new cabinet so that our under mount sink could fit in. (See how it is sitting on top in the picture.)

Americast kitchen sink

Our beautiful new granite countertops! They will have to come back for one backsplash that was cut wrong.

Granite countertop

The tile work is coming along nicely, as appeared to be the window molding. Unfortunately upon closer inspection it was installed sideways due to the Durock being higher than the drywall – a concern we had raised to our contractor before it was built, yet it still got messed up.

Bathroom window molding

Look at our cool custom shower design come together!

Subway tile shower

The new molding by the arch and door leading to the hallway.

Kitchen archway molding

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