Saturday, January 22, 2005

Renovations continue

Okay, some of you have requested more pictures and information on the house renovations, so this post will attempt to accomplish that.

The contractor is more than halfway done with his portion of the work - but he still has plenty left to do. The granite for the kitchen should be delivered Monday or Tuesday, and that will help the kitchen progress much more quickly. But there is plenty left to complete. Plumbing fixtures have yet to be installed. Moldings and doors are needed, and the exterior of the house will have all new siding. And of course, once the contractor is completed, there’s still painting and carpeting to be done, along with window treatments. I'll post pictures of those phases as they are forthcoming.

This is a not-so-great shot of the master bedroom. I would need a much wider wide-angle lens to capture the room than my digital camera has. No, it’s not going to stay that color! The ceiling was vaulted after the contractor tore out the ceiling to re-sheetrock it and decided it might be much more attractive if it were vaulted. And so it was. There will be a chandelier of sorts on the ceiling instead of that bare light.

The upstairs and downstairs bathrooms have been tiled and are ready for the plumbing and furniture (vanity) to be installed. That's what you see below.

This is the platform for the soaking tub in the upstairs bathroom. The tub is six feet long by twenty-one inches deep. It's not a jacuzzi, it's just for soaking. The platform is Emerald Pearl granite, which is really not emerald-colored at all, it's black with metallic flecks of blue, silver, and green-gold mica. This picture does not do it justice.

On the side wall of the soaking tub, there’s a textured glass block window on the wall to let light pass from the window on the opposite wall through the glass block and down the stairwell. I know what you’re thinking…glass block that lets you see into the bathroom?! Relax…as I said, it’s textured…you’re not going to see anything. Around the glass block, you’re still seeing sheetrock…that will be covered with a mirror that will surround the glass block window.

This is the door to the upstairs bathroom. Actually, both bathrooms have a frosted glass door to give a bigger and more cosmopolitan feel.

This is the detail of the chair rail and mosaic tile listello on the upstairs bath wall. The chair rail is a very pale grey-lavender that is pearlescent. The mosaic tile is basically purple-black with an iridescent top finish that has shades of green, purple, and pink in it. It can’t be accurately captured in a picture.

I didn’t take a shot of the shower in the upstairs bath, but it’s very similar to the shower in the downstairs bath, which you see above. Both showers will have frameless glass doors that will create an open feel.

This is detail of the chair rail and listello on the downstairs bath wall. The chair rail is tumbled Tuscan marble and the listello is assorted shades of tumbled Rainforest marble cut into two-inch by two-inch blocks.

A closer view of the chair rail and marble listello.

So, there you have the latest developments. More to come.


At 3:41 PM, January 23, 2005, Blogger riye said...

silly me, i didn't know you had a blog too. house is looking great, good seeing you guys the other night!

At 5:08 PM, January 23, 2005, Blogger Marc said...

Rich: Jess isn't the only one who can blog in this house! :) Of course, he's much better about it than I, since he updates his almost daily. And his is more interesting, to be sure. At any rate, it was great seeing you, too! We can't wait until the house is finished so we can have everyone over...but that's a few months away yet!

At 12:23 PM, January 24, 2005, Blogger Wayne said...

Look! It's Extremely Make-Over Bokey-Edition!

At 10:38 PM, January 24, 2005, Blogger PatCH said...


At 3:01 PM, May 04, 2010, Blogger Patrick Noinoum said...

How much did that frosted glass door cost you? And where did you get it?

At 5:02 PM, May 18, 2010, Blogger Jennifer said...

Hi! Where did you get the frosted glass door for the bathroom? I am looking to get the same thing for my new apartment. Thanks!


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