Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Trim, trim and more trim work

Our son had his 3-year check up today, so I was able to see the house in the daylight today. Our trim carpenter, Chris, and GC, Todd, needed me to check a few things, so it was a nice excuse to stop by. 

I love the natural light in our foyer.

In the foyer, I noticed that the seat of the niche is a little further along, and of course, our son had to do a little quality control.

The seat is framed in. There will be a wood seat placed over this frame that will curve around the edge of the niche. I am so happy we made this change. It is much more practical for us than a decorative niche.

Next up, we chatted about the trim above the fireplace and how to add the outer frame around it, like Niels envisioned it. Originally we had just the "picture frame" trim to match the prairie windows, but when we looked at it last night, it seemed to make more sense to continue the trim to mimic the lines of the fireplace. The long piece on the right will be extended up to the ceiling, and down to the mantle above the outer piece of trim. 

If you look closely, you can see Chris' sketch on the wall. I'm such a visual person, the sketches really help me know we're all on the same page.

Close up of the fireplace surround. I couldn't be happier with how this turned out.

Close up of the fireplace insert with a nice reflection of construction central.

View from the stairs.

Chris was able to make the changes we wanted to the lockers. Now the three lockers and closet are all the same size. Much better. I'm so glad that we caught that before it was too late.

We had a long discussion about the custom vanity. We did a little scrambling to confirm the height and depth to conform to ADA standards. We also just realized that the plumbing is coming up from the floor instead of the back wall (which is concrete). Oops. That kind of kills our idea for having the pipes concealed. Oh well. Chris is going to put a cover around it, so it will be a little better, but in the grand scheme of things, not a big deal.

Not sure if we'll get down to see the progress tomorrow, but we'll definitely be down on Friday to see my command center installed by Joe. Print this post

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