Sunday, October 26, 2014

door hanging and trimout

Here Neil is installing the doors - shimming and leveling the jambs.  This is the door between our house and the apartment.  It is a fire rated, outside door.  Notice the threshold at the bottom and the 2 bored holes for a deadbolt as well as other lockset.

We have gone with a picture frame detail for our windows and door trim.  The corners were mitered,  reinforced with biscuits, then held in place while the glue dried.

Monday, October 20, 2014

interior trim begins

Last week Neil and Mitch started on the interior trim of the apartment.  While we are doing some more modern detailing, we both still prefer windows to have trim instead of just drywall corners.

And yes....the windows are in much need of washing.

Upstairs our hardwood floor is acclimating ready to be installed this week.

Can't wait to see it installed!  It's 5" character grade rift & quarter sawn white oak.  Basically that means it has some life and imperfections to it.  We plan to stain it a dark brown/black.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

concrete floors

 Drywall is completed, so we were able to bring in the concrete finisher.  He first cleaned the floors and then sprayed a bit darker grey stain on them. Then they put down 2 coats of sealer and a final coat of wax.  The pictures don't really do it justice.  We are quite happy with the way they turned out.

Below is our main entry and home offices.

We did run tubing in the concrete so that we can have radiant heated floors.  There are 2 separate systems.  One for the apartment and one for our entry, home offices and laundry.  I think the cats are going to love it.