Counters, master closet and the news for 10.8
Last week, the counters were installed. (Also those doors for the kitchen utility closet, below, left.) We went with Pental quartz in Avenza. I would have preferred honed, but it was either polished in the pattern I preferred or honed in my second choice because of the price difference, so I picked polished. It looks awesome.
Let's run upstairs for a moment, shall we? (I crack myself up...)
Upstairs bathroom: flint is in and it looks really beautiful. I think of all our counters, this is my favorite. The finish is sort of sueded and the stone has interesting movement. Right now the lightbulbs in the can lights are kind of pink and very dim, so once I swap out bulbs it'll be easier to see. Meantime...
I also asked that they cut a piece of the counter to fit on the shelf behind the tub, to help tie the materials together. This shower will be subway tile, too.
|You can kind of see the movement in the stone in this picture. So pretty!|
Next up: master bathroom shower. Tile is coming along beautifully. We did 3x6" white subway tile with the skinniest grout lines possible. Grout isn't in yet but it will be white, and it will be sealed on a regular schedule like my life depends on it.upstairs bathroom at Hillcrest). We heated the floor in here, too. That's what the orange underlayment and lines are.
|Vanity top is a quartz remnant. It's got a little gray in it, but it's really pretty boring. The light fixtures in here will be more of a focal point, and the faucets are matte black, so they'll add contrast.|
The door on the right goes into our bathroom. If you're standing in the doorway and look right, you see this, which is Todd's side. I'll either install drawer glides on those lower shelves or put in bins. TBD. The bottom section is 3' tall, so that's for hanging stuff.
As of today:
- Siding is done and being caulked
- Concrete is all poured (driveway, sidewalk, steps, bbq patio, etc.)
- Stairs treads and risers are down
- APPLIANCES WERE DELIVERED!!!
- "Wood" floors are in (carpet on 10/24 and tile is in progress)
- Cabinet hardware for everywhere except master bath has been ordered
- I'm ordering plumbing fixtures Thursday
- Exterior paint starts
- Appliances will be installed
- Stair railings will go in
- I hopefully can figure out the garage door snafu