Thursday, February 02, 2017

Building Walls

We have continued our work and shopping sprees. We made a decision on the flooring - bamboo with a light finish. They didn't have enough in stock so it is on order.

The next week we went in to look at counter tops and ended up ordering one. It came with only one option of sink so there was no decision to be made there. (Very disappointingly, it did not have the option of a square sink, which I adore.)

But miraculously, we did manage to choose lights for above the vanity mirrors. That went a lot easier than I thought it was going to. (And can I say, there are some crazy lights available right now. Like I think they might be too shiny and tacky for a night club. Seriously.)

The counter had to be ordered and they didn't have two lights in stock so we had to order the second one. Those items are scheduled to be in tomorrow. The flooring isn't estimated to be done until the end of the month.

Meanwhile Troy picked up the vanity, linen closet and mirrors and we wrestled them into the house. we unpacked them right away to check for damage and found this:
The front top corner had quite a ding on it. It is going to be under the counter top but it's the corner that you see right when you walk into the room. :(

We decided it wasn't worth packing up the vanity and trying to bring it back so the following day when we were in the store, we showed the pictures to the customer service people and asked if they could give a credit for the damage. They did and we were happy! And of course we turned around and spent it at the store right away!

Troy has been adding the walls which will define the bathroom space. First the third side of the tub/shower:
The green drywall is treated to prevent mildew from developing.
Troy has an additional trick of coating the dry wall with varnish. That will keep the moisture out!

And just this week, he added the main wall dividing the bathroom from the closet. This is the view from the closet side:
and here is a view from the bathroom side:
That is the wall where the plumbing for the sinks will go as the vanity will be up against it.

The big hole in the middle that looks like it's going to be a pass-through window is not. That is the space for the medicine cabinets. Troy will be building the boxes in the wall and then hinging the mirrors on the front.

Meanwhile, I have kept busy in the bedroom. I finished the ribs to level the floor (yay!) and have put in piece 3 and 4 of the subfloor.
I couldn't get piece 5 (on the left) to go in so Troy worked on it and it is now ready to be screwed down. The rest of the pieces will have to be cut to fit so they will take a little more care. Nothing complicated though.

Now that the bedroom is empty I have had a chance to get a better look at the drywall. Sadly, it doesn't look like much of the sanding has been done at all--certainly a lot less than I had thought. I am not looking forward to that.

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