Monday, February 1, 2010

Part 14 - Ready to tape

With the drywall installed, the interior is coming together nicely. Everything has been cleaned up and they are ready for the taper to come this week. The timing is perfect since the carpenter\contractor (my dad) is on vacation this week.

Choosing the cabinets has proven to be one of the most difficult decision thus far. After much debate, we finally settled on cherry cabinets with an island. We thought that cherry would bust our budget, but by choosing an affordable door style we were able to keep the cost down significantly. We settled on a cranberry color with a black glaze which should provide a nice contrast to the light pine ceiling. We still need to pick out the countertop and flooring for the kitchen/dining room. We plan to use tile, but we haven't decided on the size/color as of yet.

The photo above is a view of the entry way into the house from the garage. We ended up making this area a bit larger than we had originally planned. Opposite of the door is a large coat closet. The entryway leads into the laundry\mud room.

Here's a view from the end of the hall looking toward the front of the house. The master bedroom and bath are on the right, and the guest bedroom and mud room are on the left.

Here's a view of the living room from the kitchen. You can see that the pine ceiling hasn't been installed yet. The front door in the picture is a temporary construction door. The real door has a glass insert which should provide some additional light. The area for the fireplace has been roughed in. We plan to install a 36"x31" electric fireplace with a stone surround. The area above the fireplace is wired/framed to support a large flat panel TV. We shifted the living room window to the left to give the home owner a place for an small entertainment center next to the fireplace.

The large closet at the end of the hall will house the structured wiring. The house has been pre-wired for ethernet and coax. I will be installing a patch panel once the closet has been painted.

This is a view of the kitchen from the dining room. The window will be above the sink.

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