Saturday, July 30, 2011

The Livingroom

Tom has also started on the livingroom while Ronnie is finishing off the bath. Although, Ronnie did build the edge of the wall at an angle which will accommodate the television. The angle is to allow access to the tv from throughout the room and keep the reflections from the light coming through the windows onto the television to a minimum. Ronnie has also wired the room for several outlets. Next will come the finish work of filling in the seams and covering the screws, called taping and texturing by the guys.  When all of that work is finished, we can start painting the walls.

Sheet rock up

My pot-bellied stove

The shower is in place

Ronnie got the shower in place which leaves the rest of the walls, the vanity/mirror and the toilet to install. We've used a water/damp resistant sheet rock for the bath.  It requires about 3 coats of paint after the seams have been finished off. I've decided to go with white walls throughout because of the darkness of the rooms which don't have access to direct light.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Bath Update

As many of you know, most of the country east of the Rockies is suffering from a major heat wave and we have not been spared either. So the work is moving along slowly, a few hours in the mornings and then it's back to the safety of an air conditioned house. However, I thought I would update you on the bathroom, it is getting there. But Tom and Ronnie have been jumping around the house, doing some of this and some of that, mostly because it's been easier. Today they are working on putting in the shower, I'll go take pictures of that later today. In the meantime, this is were we are as of this morning.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

The Bath

It's been slow going, the heat and humidity making it nearly impossible to work.  Tom and Ronnie have been working a few hours in the morning on most days. They are putting in the bathroom, the pipes for the water, the power, floor, connections for the washer/dryer and walls. They've also been working on sealing the floors and putting the sub flooring in, which they need to do before framing out the walls.