Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Weeks 9, 10 and beginning 11 - Where did the time go

Everything is really moving along now...Our walls all have insulation now...The inner walls have batts, but the outer walls got a spray in foam type stuff that fills every little nook and cranny, making it much more energy efficient...First they spray it in the walls, then they take what looks like a drill operated paint roller on a frame to knock down the excess and smooth it back to the studs...Then they have a second guy with what looks like a super large vacuum hose sucking up all the stuff that is knocked down, it is sucked back into the truck and reused....then the walls are left for the glue/bonding agent in the insulation to dry...I do have video of this process but it needs editing and I do not have the time to mess with it atm, so will post it at a later time.

BUT the biggest difference to the interior of the house so far is the drywall has gone up and we have walls and ceilings now...YAY.

This is a view of the soon to be kitchen area, you can see the built in pantry and the half wall that will be the back of the kitchen island bar.

It is amazing how much bigger the space feels now...all the rooms for that matter..

And talking of making a space feel bigger, here is a view of the living room ceiling tray...The extra 18inches really make that part of the living area feel huge.

It also gives that part of the room a feel of separation from the kitchen and dining without having to be closed off by a wall...it is hard to describe, but it is a very positive thing.

After the drywall was up and it had passed inspection and all the joints plastered, they came back and "shot the walls" to create a Spanish Knock Down effect...This will give the walls a slight textured look...With the soft yellow color I have chosen for the interior walls, it should really help lend to the country cottage look.

You can also see in this picture that my interior doors have arrived and are actually been installed as I type this...The painters are supposed to be coming by today also to start caulking in and prepping the walls to start painting tomorrow...I am so excited to see how how the colors we choose are going to look.

Kitchen cabinets have been chosen and should be ordered today...I have chosen my counter tops...See pretty picture of Uba-tuba granite to the left...I am loving the subtly of the coloring and hope it should contrast nicely with our cabinet colors.

We have also finalized our flooring selection, our lighting fixtures have been picked, door knobs purchased and OH BIG NEWS...The duel flush toilet price has been reduced to just $118 per unit...So not only are we saving more money, but hopefully this will make even more ppl choose this energy/water saving option for their bathrooms.

Well I think that is about you all caught up now...And hopefully by weeks end I can show you pictures of our pretty Steel Blue home.

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