We did have a little (metaphorical) rain recently, which all turned out well in the end...
The tub in our master bath is a "soaking tub". It isn't your typical tub as it is square shaped, and much deeper than a normal tub.
These types of tubs have a "bench" built into them so you can sit and soak.
The problem we had was that the tub, no matter how it was angled or rotated, could not fit through the doors of the house!
I, of course, thought this was the end of the world. Kerry, our builder, calmed me down (once again) and worked with the Norm and his crew (the carpenters).
They took out a doorframe or two, and with surgical precision cut out pieces of drywall, then fixed it all up. Even re-insulating where needed.
Those areas will be taped and mudded again and you will never be able to tell what was done.
And...once the tub was in place, the platform around the tub, as well as the curved steps to get up to the tub deck, were also completed.
To tell the truth, I thought for sure when I stopped by after the tub was moved I'd be seeing gaping holes where doors used to be.
Nope, it was nice and clean and more finished than I had imagined.The most complicated soffit, the one in the kitchen and great room, is secured in place and ready for wiring and lights!
The second to last photo was taken mid week last week. The holes in the soffit are there for access to make wiring a bit easier. One is above the cabinet above the refrigerator, the other is above a pantry pull out drawer, so both are well hidden.
After the cut outs are made for the lights and wiring is connected, the final finish will be made to the soffit.
On the far left, above the doorway to our entryway, you can see the start of the wood accent wall. In the nextimage you can see a photo of that wall at the end of the week.
Absolutely gorgeous, if I do say so myself.
It is so much fun seeing hints of the final look show up here and there.
We have one more soffit (much smaller and a fairly simple shape) to go upstairs and then more cabinetry and then all the downstairs cabinet work.
In addition, the front concrete steps and some other concrete work (which I am keeping secret for now) are due up soon. I hope to include some of that in next week's blog, although it may be the week after.
In the meantime, happy Earth Day (Friday) to everyone!
If you haven't yet, celebrate Earth Day by test driving an electric car :)
Mark really doesn't like to talk about himself, the house is much more interesting.