Wednesday, November 16, 2011

house tour with dry wall aka sheet rock

I wanted to show how things are coming along , there is a whole lot of work to do but things are really looking great.

 So I was allowed access into the house yesterday to meet with a flooring installer , and we totally were in the way and stopped progress for about 10 minutes. I wanted to get out of the workers way asap , but I wanted to get a jump start on a flooring quote. Guess who is not getting finished on site floors , that would be me. At $10-11.00 a foot its not going to happen, that would be about $20,000.00. I will keep looking for a great deal. I did find very nice unfinished oak at Lumber Liquidators that we may just have to install ourselves and have them finished , because at $2.49 a ft it has got to come in way way under the $10-11.00. Perhaps we will just have to go with pre finished, its not bad its just not what I was hoping for. Looks like we are going to learn a whole lot about laying floors, my hubby is going to be helping out with this mammoth project.
 We will be installing our tv above the fireplace and I will be building tall bookcases on either side of the fireplace to house the tv components and add display , some storage for the video game equipment and movies. I will be doing lots of built-ins in this house , now that I know how to do them.
 The upper hall here has a very large linen closet. I can see just how much this area will need paneling . I look forward to seeing how our upgraded railings and posts will turn out , we went with square flat cap posts instead of the standard and paint grade pickets and we will stain the hand rail.
 I can picture it all now, are you with me.





So we just need everything taped , sanded , trimmed ,painted and a little flooring and some basic light fixtures and cabinets and toilets and sinks and then we are all ready to go.

7 comments:

Andrea said...

We bought prefinished floors and installed them ourselves. They looked wonderful and saved us a ton of money! There are so many great options now, with less defined 'cracks' between the boards, so they look finished on site. G'luck with it!

Misty said...

Hey Chris.... I used to manage a flooring store, that specialized in site-finished hardwood and prefinished. Check out Vintage hardwood. They are very reasonably priced they have a builders line with the boards being 2 3/4" wide. There hardwood is very good quality, and they have some great colors. Also if you are thinking about site-finished. Installing yourself is a great way to save some money. I would consider eukula hard wax oil, especially with dogs. You never have to refinish your floors and can maintain them yourself. Good luck:)

Just Beachy said...

Thanks Misty and Andrea , I will check out vintage hardwood for sure and thanks for the advice about the eukula hard wax oil, sounds perfect.

Lynda @ Happenstance Home said...

Such an exciting time for your family! It's going to be stunning!!!

Shirlee said...

It's really coming along. It's so exciting to see a home being built especially one that you have put your own personal stamp on
I've been watching the new season of Sarah's house but who has a budget like that? I think you'll have a beautiful, family friendly home on a much more realistic budget.
ps. I vote for a paneled tub base.

Mel said...

Hi Chris. Frequent visitor but I don't comment very often.

Something just occurred to me; I noticed they installed a bulk head in your kitchen, above where the stove will be. Just wondering if it's necessary to have it. I don't see bulkhead in any other area.

Linda at beachside cottage said...

Good Luck!!!!

Linda
Sand and Sea

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