Saturday, November 14, 2009

If these walls could talk......

...they better say thier favorite color is yellow. ;)
another view showing the exterior paint on the addition. It seamlessly blends into the old paint about halfway down the side of the house:
In this shot from standing on the deck you can see the old part of the house (back kitchen wall) on the right, and the new construction (master bedroom) on the left. You can't even tell the difference really:

And we have dry wall in the addition! The hardwood flooring is laid too!
Master bathroom door on the left and walk-in closet on the right:

The window in the master bathroom:
Where the vanity will go:
Tub alcove:
view from the other side:
Below is just a shot of the the master bath floor so you can see a comparison once the tile is laid:
It's hard to get a good shot of the walk-in closet. This about the best I could get. :P
A view standing by the master bedroom door looking down the hallway towards the center of the house. The laundry cove is on the right there and the door to the middle bedroom on the left:

Standing in the doorway of the middle bedroom looking across the hall to the laundry:

They sheetrocked over all the ceilings in the house as well. The paint color in the central hub makes it easy to see where they taped and mudded the edges where the new sheetrock ceilings meet the old plaster walls:Dunce toilet is in time out. haha. ;)

I know it's not really exciting to look at a bunch of pictures of ceilings, so I won't post every room. But it's exciting to us because of the state the old ceiling were in. If you'll recall these pics from the first post (example 1 & example 2). So anyway, here's just a few shots of the new ceilings...starting with the dining room:

Kitchen ceiling. This picture makes the ceiling appear low, but it's actually 9 ft:

Existing bath....this ceiling used to be pastel green (I can't wait till we can wrangle the rest of the easter egg colors in here too)....

And one last ceiling pic of the living room:If you'll recall the living room used to be green, but now it's just gray because they sanded down peeling paint, taped over settling cracks and skim coated mudding over most of the plaster walls in the house. (They'll be painting all the interiors soon, so stay tuned for pictures with all our new colors).

Just a view looking at some construction materials on the floor of the living room, through the dining room, on towards the breakfast nook and the kitchen all the way in the back there:

A view of the other direction from the breakfast nook looking towards the front of the house:

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Plumbing and Insulation

The house is actually a bit further along now, but for the sake of chronilogicaliness I'm going to do this post first and post the very latest pics a little later. That way ya'll can get a feel for each step of the process.

We are doing a wall-mount kitchen faucet, so they had to tear open the wall to put the plumbing in there. Also there was no insulation in there and we gotta keep those pipes from freezing so they stuffed some batting back there. It doesn't drop below freezing very often here, but still gotta be prepared, eh:

It's a bit scary seeing the kitchen in this state, but it will make it all the more gratifying when it's clean and complete. :)
There was dorky little vanity in this bathroom. We're going to put a pedestal sink in there, so again, more ripping apart of plaster commenced. We'll also have to plug the holes in the floor where the pipes used to be. If you are curious why the wall is ripped off to the side there, it's because they had to run a plumbing vent pipe up to the roof and they had to go around the medicine cabinet. One good thing about having no insulation in your walls is that it was easy for them to feed the pipe down from the roof without having to tear open the whole wall:

Gotta give props to Kate for scoring this sink for us...for free! The pedestal sink's temporary home is in our pedestal tub. ha!
We'll be adding beadboard wainscoting in here too. Right now it's just a disaster zone:
On to the new master bath. Our cast iron alcove tub is in place with plumbing roughed in:
A shot of where our double sink vanity will go. In that box is the kickspace heater we're having installed. It's going to be nice on those winter mornings:
This is looking into what used to be a bedroom closet, but now that it was absorbed by the hallway, it's going to become our laundry cove:

Kate looking up at the hole for the drop-down stair to the attic they're going to put in. On the left wall there is the opening to the aforementioned laundry area. Also, look to the ceiling to see where the house used to end. It gives a frame of reference how we're tying in the new to the old:
Looking out the Master bedroom doorway into the hallway:

And we have insulation in the addition! Yay for energy efficiency:Insulation and the double window we salvaged from what was the back bedroom, but is now the middle bedroom:

New windows matching the four over one style from the existing house. (They're double hung as you can see from the one on the right):
Up next....drywall. check back soon.