Trim, countertops, appliances

Posted Tue, 10/27/2009 - 22:04 by kpbadger

Over the last two days, progress on the interior has been made.

The entry way into the great room is now nearing its final form, with the half-wall and pillar design suggested by Matt Acker.

Countertops were installed today in the bathrooms. The installation of the laminate countertop in the laundry room is scheduled for tomorrow, and the kitchen counter top will be installed next week.

The lockers and bench in the mud room are taking shape.

The wall oven, microwave, and range hood were installed in the kitchen.  The washer and dryer were delivered today, and the dryer was installed.  The washer needs to wait for the drain pan from the plumbers.

On the outside, the "plexi porch" has been installed. This was another Matt special.  We wanted a similar design to our neighbors' porch, with glass on the bottom rather than a solid opaque finish such as siding or wood. The main motivation was so our cat could also enjoy this space. However, a new code had recently been put into effect, specifying safety glass requirements that no manufacturer had a suitable product to meet. So Matt came up with the idea to sandwich plexiglass between the wood to create something cost-effective, attractive, and code-compliant. We are very pleased with the outcome, and the view is great.