Some detail orientated projects this week as well as some big ones! ...
In the last blog I mentioned the concrete for the front steps would soon be poured, and we had another "surprise" concrete job that was getting started.
Well, mother nature rained on us, a whole lot, and so the concrete steps couldn't get started yet.
However, the "surprise" is complete!
Downstairs our flooring is now polished concrete, and is complete!
The first image shows the completed job. We had the concrete polished to a level two (on a one through four scale).
We went with level two as it looks nice, shows a little reflection, but not the mirror like reflection of a level four.
If you would like to see some examples of different levels of polish/grind, there are some great images at this link.
While we like the look of stained concrete, we decided to go with simple grind and polished concrete. Among the reasons were that the chemicals used in the staining are not very friendly (to make, or apply) and the cost was also a factor.
The way we did it, we have a very nice, consistent look throughout the downstairs.
Electrical work has continued in the kitchen soffit, it is now wired and the hardware is in place.
I'll also use the same door to show you the "reveal" we are using around the house.
It gives a very clean, contemporary look and we can't wait for the final work on it.
It requires a lot of fine detail work, and we very much appreciate the patience and care the guys installing it have shown.
So the image on the left shows a close-up of the inside of our bedroom door. The black "reveal" is what will show when complete.
On the outside side of the door the painters have finished their first coat of mudding. I just have to say, I absolutely love this look!
In addition, all of the trim is in place now and the painters are working on completing the mudding over the edge of the reveal this week.
The window sills and doorjambs have been stained to blend in with the trim now as well.
We also have more equipment being installed in the mechanical room this week, and, if the ground has dried out enough, installation of the solar panels will start sometime this week!
Mark really doesn't like to talk about himself, the house is much more interesting.