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Home Construction Week 32

  Another exciting week has passed!  The sheetrockers are wrapping up the final bits of the barreled ceiling (it now has 4 layers of sheetrock to correct for mistakes).  It was worth the layers, as it looks great! The three showers all have paper and chicken wire on them, so they are ready for tile, which should start next week. All the interior doors have been hung.  They open and close and align beautifully.  They’ll all be removed and taken away to get painted. The painters have painted the entire 2nd floor (first coat) (Ben Moore Balboa Mist) and they’ve...

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Home Construction Week 31

  Doesn’t it look like we could move in?  The outside is nearly finished.  Everything is painted and the soil is graded.  We’re missing stone on the columns and porch and exterior lights.  And downspouts, in case it ever rains in California again. The inside walls are textured and primed and ready to be painted.  The showers have the black tar wet mop done and our tile guy starts tomorrow.  We’ll be deciding interior wall colors on Tuesday and then the painters will go to work on those colors.  We are doing something unique and exciting in the garage, stay...

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Home Construction Week 29 Summary

Pick a color!  Any color! We’re into some very exciting stuff over the last two weeks.  The inside is all sheetrocked and being textured.  We’re going with “Old World” texture with a moderate amount of “holidays.”    All the texturing will be done in a couple days and then the trim starts.  In a Craftsman house, it’s all about trim, trim, and more trim!  Everything is square and plain, but there’s a lot of it!  Which provides plenty to do for the painters. The 2nd picture shows our barreled ceiling in the entry way.  It hasn’t gone too smoothly.  The framers...