Sunday, August 9, 2009

week 19: cabs, doors, tile prep, millwork & exterior painting

It was a very busy week! Many tradesmen were working hard: cabinet installer, finish carpenters, tile setter and painters.

Alex of Crestwood Inc. installed most of the wood cabinets. He’ll get to the last wood cabinet in the kitchen next week.

Dana and Darren of Guillory Construction started the finish carpentry. They installed and cased all the interior doors, installed jamb extensions at the windows, installed and trimmed the medicine cabinet, trimmed the stair cabs, and started finish work on the stairs. And, they hid the water shut off behind a nice cabinet door. Dana used marine-grade plywood to conceal the rough finish of the existing concrete foundation wall at the stairs. Ingenious!

Yuri the tilesetter of Art Touch Construction executed the prep work this week. He mudset the shower pan, installed wonderboard at the shower and floated the bath floor. Yuri even laid the wall tile.

The painters from Aspen Painting LLC continued their work on the exterior. Vitaly, Pablo and Pancho prepped the porch, spackled the house in a few areas where the siding was a bit worn, painted the eaves, porch ceiling, upper shingles and lower siding. They are now hand rolling and brushing the trim and window casings. We can’t wait to see the finished product!

Another triumph was the relocation of our phone service connection. The original service came in off an alley, crossed over three neighbors' properties and attached to a neighbor's garage before entering our house at the back. I contacted Qwest and explained the situation. They came out, surveyed the conditions and decided that the service connection was indeed not ideal. Qwest then relocated the phone service connection off of the main street at the front of the house. It was a very smooth, quick and easy process. We were without phone and internet for only a few hours during the transition. A big 'thank you' to Linda Dodge at Qwest for all her assistance. Wow! We also appreciate Seth of Integrated Technologies for stopping by on short notice to connect and activate the phone lines within the house.

I was very excited to get our washer and dryer back in action this week. They had been sequestered to the storage room during the construction for the past month. Our neighbors had graciously allowed us to wash our clothes at their place. With our washer and dryer moved back to the laundry room, I now can do laundry in our own house. Yay!

Tune in next time for the tile install and accent paint!

1 comment:

  1. caryn-

    wow! your house looks awesome. nice website too. was good to see you in salem & congratulations. you can now add "Oregon Architect" next to WA. will follow the rest of the process toward completion.

    jon k.