You've seen the front but here it is again.
We like this look better than leaving the concrete exposed or painting it. The masons had to attach a wire mesh into the concrete wall, then mortar the stones in place. It took a few extra days but, in the end, I think we will really be glad we chose this option. I can't wait until we get some landscaping in!
This shows the rear of the house. You can see our grilling area on the left with the outdoor fireplace. J is really excited about this space!
J will build a new mantle for this fireplace. The one in our current home is too long. He has plans to cook in this fireplace, as well as use it to warm the area on cool nights.
The masons helped him set this fir beam. The pine boards we stained several weeks ago
will be used to create the ceiling for this outdoor patio. We hope the gutter/soffit/fascia guy comes this week to finish this up. We still need the have the rest of the concrete poured.
The other milestone completed this week was the staining of the wood floors! I am so pleased with the color!! It's a warm brown and will be a good contrast for our golden oak dining room furniture. I just can't part with it. :)
This is the great room
and this is the kitchen.
On Monday, the flooring guys will be back to install the vinyl in the bathrooms, laundry and the finished rooms in the basement. We are having LVT (luxury vinyl tiles). Vinyl flooring has come a LONG way in 25 years! And then Thursday the cabinet maker will deliver and install the cabinetry!! Stay tuned!!
Thanks so much for joining us on our journey! I appreciate your comments and encouragement. It's a long process but slowly, steadily, we are getting there! I'll post again at the end of the week and hopefully have some more goodies to share.
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