Inside is looking up

Front door entry hallway with powder room on right

Front door entry hallway with powder room on right

Hallway to two guest bedrooms and guest bath; built in cabinet storage will line the wall on right.

Hallway to two guest bedrooms and guest bath; built in cabinet storage will line the wall on right.

custom trim out into laundry room hallway with storage and coat closets; a barn door will be fitted to cover the entrance

custom trim out into laundry room hallway with storage and coat closets; a barn door will be fitted to cover the entrance

Master bathroom trimwork in progress; water closet on left and shower on right with dressing area in the middle; center window is an awning style and the other two are fixed. These are high on the wall and not a privacy issue. Dressing area will be fitted with bench and towel bars.

Master bathroom trimwork in progress; water closet on left and shower on right with dressing area in the middle; center window is an awning style and the other two are fixed. These are high on the wall and not a privacy issue. Dressing area will be fitted with bench and towel bars.

So the trim carpenters have started trimming out the doors, baseboards, and doors have been hung.  The garage doors are in but the openers have not been installed.  It has been a challenge to get everyone to lock up the house and close and lock the windows before they leave.  Today it started pouring down rain as I ran by to check on the house and found windows open and the front door did get locked tight.  We will speak with the builder who probably doesn’t know they are slacking on this.

The cabinets arrived and are all in place; they look fabulous.  Our specific requests (blocky feet with curved apron for the kitchen) and a custom cabinet copied from a picture I found are just perfection.  The next step is making sure the stains and finishes are what we want (mid-tone oak with a flat finish; not everyone understands that shiny glossy is not always preferred).

Today I stopped by and picked up floor tile samples and carpet samples.  It is so mind boggling I have been putting  this off for weeks.  We will take all the samples with us to the house and see if we can choose from these, or if we have to go back to the floor store and pick out some others.  Luckily I know the wall paint colors so I have the samples of those to work with against the floor samples.  We are leaning towards slate look floors in a rather uniform coloration; I don’t do “busy patterns” very well.  The carpeted living and family room will coordinate, and the kitchen granites and backsplash will also coordinate.  The bathrooms will be a pale neutral “linen” finish floor tile.

A few pics of baseboards and door trims are attached.  The doorway into the laundry will be covered by a sliding barn  door to be installed at some point.

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