Here is a picture of the kitchen with can lighting. I will have a fixture over the island similar to this -
but the perimeter of the kitchen will be lit with the 'cans.'
As you can tell, there wasn't much to photograph concerning the electric work and plumbing.
Two weeks ago, the flatwork guys came and poured the porch, basement and garage floors!
We hoped the HVAC guys would come soon to put in the duct work so the framers could finish their work in the basement. A family emergency kept them from coming until middle of last week. They will finish Monday morning and the framers will be here then to begin their work.
Duct work is coming along, though.
Since we are in the country, we have to provide our own water.
Another important part of the construction was drilling the well. Here the drillers set up their equipment just to the east of our house.
They installed the pump in the basement and just like that,We have water!! Well, outside water anyway. Which is good because late this week the bricklayers came!!
The brick style we chose was Boral Heritage Trail in closure size. Closure is a bit bigger than standard bricks and we liked the look for our exterior. The stonework around the doors and windows is called Aux Vases Snapped. We went with a natural color mortar.
The bricklayers set up their equipment and got to work Thursday and had quite a bit done by Friday afternoon.
When they began, I was a bit worried the mortar would be too dark
but it has lightened as it dries!
This picture was taken this morning with the front door closed. We love it!
The door will get a coat of paint. I'm thinking about a dark gray. It needs to coordinate with the garage door so I'll be checking into what colors the garage door people offer.
Our bricklayers will be here for awhile as the entire exterior will be brick and stone. Even the back grilling area will have a fireplace. I can't wait to see that completed!!
The brick delivery people dropped the brick pallets every few yards around the house. They also dumped sand for the mortar in both the front and the backyards.
After a week of slow going, which gave us the time to clean up inside and out, we look forward to seeing how the basement bedrooms, bath and J's lodge area take shape and how the exterior looks when completed!
J says the next few things on the list will be installation of the basement windows and door, insulation and then maybe drywall!!! Ooo, I can hardly wait!!
Slow and steady. Thanks for stopping by.