Materials staged for tile work
Master bath - some test tiles laid to plan the for-real activity
Master bath - day 2, tile partially laid
Master bath - day 3, tile laid and grouted
2nd bath - tile laid, ready for grout tomorrow
2nd bath - detail of spacers that keep tile positioned until the mastic dries
2nd bath - tile grouted
Laundry room - tile laid and grouted. The bathrooms' tile has three colors -- cream, taupe and grey. This laundry room tile is a slightly different product (at a lower price -- yea!) and is primarily cream and taupe.
Detail - master bath baseboard & shower accent materials
RKB added two more lines of bridging to the family room floor joists. That will reduce the joists' flexing when people walk over the hardwood.
Rick gathers up a mass of old wire from the basement ceiling. Some coax, some ham radio, some phone -- all part of the "communication" history of the prior 40+ years. Any unused electrical line will be pulled out at a later date.
Cabinet drawing for the family room. These are glass-fronted cabinets that will sit on the north wall.
(courtesy Scioto Kitchens)
Stretch nudging one of the cabinets into position. They're 8' tall and the HVAC team earlier had to reposition the cold air return high enough to clear them.
In their corner, ready to be elevated on risers, then leveled and fastened to the wall
Cabinet drawing for the family room. These shelves will hold DVDs, CDs, etc., and the low cabinet will hold the TV and AV components.
(courtesy Scioto Kitchens)
Media shelves in place. Who in the world is going to dust all those?
Kitchen cabinets continue to take shape
The end modules for the Wall-O-Cabinets. After being placed on their risers, these were the same height as the ceiling and required careful handling to move into place.
Stretch fastening the Wall-O-Cabinet middle components
Middle built and doors hung
Three sides of kitchen cabinets
Wall-O-Cabinets with all doors. The open area at center has been wired for a small TV and will also serve as a charging station, place to throw car keys, etc.
Cabinet drawing for the mud room (courtesy Scioto Kitchens)
Mud room cabinets in place, north wall. The tall one is a utility closet.
Mud room cabinets in place, east wall. The right side will hold a utility sink. The left side will serve as a bench with under-lid storage (after Stretch builds the lid).
Paint line describing the future patio. The design includes curved steps at the two doors and a generous landscaping area between house and patio. This view is from the master bedroom door along the south wall.
Paint line describing the future patio, looking from master bedroom door to family room door
Paint line describing the future patio, looking from master bedroom door southeast across the open end of the patio. A firepit will be built at right center (about where large rock and short paint line sit).