Interior paint, deck work, countertops

As of this past weekend, the interior painting was wrapped up. This is one of the last trades that requires exclusive access to the house, so things are “primed” to really take off. We’re happy with the painter’s work. It seemed like they spent 80% of their time priming, filling, and sanding and the last 20% doing actual painting. The time they spent on prep appears to have paid off – the trim, doors, etc look nice and smooth.

The framers installed the steel columns and beams to support the deck. It’s pretty substantial stuff. We knew there would be 1 or 2 steel columns, but didn’t expect 4 plus beams. This is one area that I think was bungled in the budget and as a result we’re not able to afford Tigerwood as originally planned and have to downgrade to cedar. It will still look nice, just not as unique and durable as a hardwood like Tigerwood.

It’s hard to believe that we’re within a week or two of moving in after all of the delays we’ve had, but we finally have the end in sight.

Master bedroom.
Master bedroom.
Master closet shelving.
Master closet shelving.
Kid's room closet.  Despite the cold, windows open provided some much needed ventilation.
Kid’s room closet. Despite the cold, windows open provided some much needed ventilation.
The other kid's room.
The other kid’s room.
Three EZY-Jambs in one picture!
Three EZY-Jambs in one picture!
EZY-Jamb pocket door in one of the kid's rooms.
EZY-Jamb pocket door in one of the kid’s rooms.
Filler on the front door and trim.
Filler on the front door and trim.
The knee wall upstairs.  The painters spent a lot of time on the trim filling in gaps, cracks and low spots.
The knee wall upstairs. The painters spent a lot of time on the trim filling in gaps, cracks and low spots.
Some finish work on the cabinets.
Some finish work on the cabinets.
Stairs.
Stairs.
Kitchen cabinets painted.  Ready for the masking to come off of the island.
Kitchen cabinets painted. Ready for the masking to come off of the island.
White painted cabinets.
We’re going for the glossy look of white thermofoil, but with lacquer.
Very white.
Very white.
Hallway
Hallway
The master shower.  The black wall tile is Bedrosians' Wave tile.
The master shower. The black wall tile is Bedrosians’ Wave tile.
The Black soapstone countertops.  The painters had them masked off before we ever got to see them so it was fun to rip into them.
The Black soapstone countertops. The painters had them masked off before we ever got to see them so it was fun to rip into them.
Steel framing for the deck.  Courtyard prepped for concrete.
Steel framing for the deck. Courtyard prepped for concrete.
Pretty substantial bits of steel.
Pretty substantial bits of steel.
The courtyard concrete poured.
The courtyard concrete poured.
The deck framing.
The deck framing.
Sunset.
Sunset.
Snow melting in the warm evening glow.
Snow melting in the warm evening glow.