Monday, April 5, 2010

On the home stretch....

The house has been a hive of activity over the past few weeks. Painters, electricians, name it. We have finally been blessed with good weather, which has also boosted productivity. Right now we are approximately 2 weeks away from completion.

Amazingly the paint colors we picked out matched perfectly with everything! We chose a sky blue/gray for the bedroom and an sandy orange for the bathroom (looks like the color of "push-up" ice cream treats). The tiles we picked out also came out great (see below). While neither of us are big fans of the exterior green, we decided to keep it for the time being, plus it would cost about $2,000 to repaint the whole house.

So what's left?.........Not much with the actual house. Final touches to the paint, trim, etc. will be made this week. After that, the floor guys will come into the stain everything.

Now the outside, that's a different story. Grading will be conducted in the backyard to prepare a 20'x15' space for a patio. Once the grading is done, I will be attempting to install a flagstone patio. I have to learn some type of home improvement skills out of this, right? Could be a disaster, I don't know. The grading contractor will also be reworking our driveway so we will have some extra off-street parking for visitors.

Bar-b-que season is upon us....hopefully we will be ready for it in a few weeks.

Bathroom paint and tiled shower.

View of shower tile accents.

View of vanity and tiled floor in bathroom.

Painted bedroom.

View from the foyer looking into the bedroom and laundry room.

Back porch.

1 comment:

  1. Looking good! Can't wait to see the final results and come to a bbq on your back porch :)