We have lots of stuff happening, which makes me very, very happy!
And I am once again reminded of how many thousands of details go into making a house. It is a huge undertaking and I am thankful for everyone involved in their hard work and great attention to details!...
In my last blog, I showed off the beginning of our kitchen. Since then, most all of the little details have been locked down.
Including the electrical work to put lights where we wanted (such as inside the pull-out pantry), outlets in the cabinetry etc.
The cabinets have been measured for the countertops, with some special attention to the transition from our kitchen, kitchen breakfast bar and bench countertops.
All three will be Cambria. Where the three meet was rather tricky and needed to be reworked a few times to get just right.
More electrical work has been done in our bedroom, the mechanical room, garage, kitchen soffit, etc.
Cabinetry work for the entertainment center in the great room as well as our bedroom has started.
This week, work will continue in the rest of the great room.
The tile work in the master bathroom is going to be a work of art!
TONS of little details are involved and I very much appreciate our architect, interior designers, builder and of course, the artist himself, Craig.
Craig had tons of well thought out, great questions about how exactly all the details are coming together. After watching Craig working with our crew, there is no one else I would want working the tile on our project:)
In the image above of our tub, you may notice the curved steps up to the tub deck. The second step has this neat little 'flare' on the leading edge closest to the shower on the right.
We ran into a small issue where the 'flare' extended a little too far from the back wall. It was meant to line up with the front pane of glass for the shower.
No problem, at first we slightly altered the cabinetry on the other side of the shower so we could move the glass out an inch so it would line up.
Oops, that then means the plane of the pane of glass doesn't line up with the drop down soffit in the bathroom. OK, we can fur out the soffit an inch.
Oops, the soffit at the far wall won't match up with... and so on and so on.
So as the small change turned into an avalanche of changes, it became obvious that the step could be trimmed back just a bit, to give a beautiful look that didn't require us to tear apart the bathroom. This made everyone happy and I am can't wait to show you the results!
Another big step forward was recently started, and that is the solar panels and inverters!
The racks for the solar panels have been installed on both the main house and garage roofs.
In addition, we have three SolarEdge inverters hooked up to the house electrical system, ready to go as soon as the wiring from the solar panels is complete and the panels installed.
The wiring on the panels for the main house is in place, along with the optimizers for the solar panels.
The optimizers prevent a whole row of panels from going down if a single one of the panels is shaded or covered in snow. It also allows tracking of individual panel performance.
We don't have a lot of shade, but what little we do get, with the help of the optimizers, won't take down a whole section of our panels.
The panels are being delivered today. If the weather cooperates, they should be up before the end of the week.
Frankly, I hope they are done by Wednesday as I feel guilty asking anyone to work on a steel roof, on a sunny, 90 degree day, which is what Friday is forecast to be right now!!
Painters (final coat), cabinetry, tiles, solar, concrete steps are all on the docket for this week.
Mark really doesn't like to talk about himself, the house is much more interesting.