The remediation effort from our recent water leak and resultant water damage is in full swing. The first thing the remediation contractor did is to install heated fan blowers and dehumidifiers. It is surprising how much moisture they pull out of the air. Then, they removed all affected drywall. In the rec room, this isRead more about Water damage remediation[…]
Now that the stain is done, and the painters masking has been removed, we can see the living room fireplace complete.
The painters have had the entire three story stairs in a giant paint booth all week. Yesterday morning, they removed all the masking and plastic and unveiled the stair railing,which looks amazind.
We have a three story stair set that goes from our basement to our 2nd floor. Over the last two months, we’ve had carpenters here on and off installing the railing, and a few weeks ago the flooring contractor installed the stair treads and risers. There is quite a bit of painting to do there.Read more about Painting the stairs[…]
Traditional craftsman houses have a considerable amount of stained wood finish. Consider this house just a half block away from ours that was on the market some years back. The old house on our property had a lot of exposed, unfinished redwood. We love redwood, but that is a lot of reddish brown to haveRead more about Stain in the ass[…]
Four painters spend the last week applying stain and lacquer varnish to the doors and windows in our master bedroom. What a time consuming process it is! But the results are pretty outstanding. There are two more areas that have substantial staining to do – the living / dining rooms, and the kitchen / familyRead more about Stained wood[…]
It’s been almost a month since my last burst of posts, and it’s been quite a month. Frustratingly little progress in terms of what we can call complete, but lots of work going on there an there, just more slowly than we want. The estimates of our move in date keep getting pushed back. Originally,Read more about April – what a month it’s been[…]
Last month, our finish carpenters installed the barn doors in the basement. The barn doors will mostly sit open, as they sit in front of the craft room, which seldom needs privacy. I supposed if the kids are getting too noise in there, and there is someone in the rec room next door that wantsRead more about Barn doors[…]
The cabinet painters have been at it for almost 5 weeks now. We are at the point where I am inspecting all the paint and flagging anything that needs touch up. It’s tedious work, and I’ve probably spent 4-5 hours on inspections so far, with a few cabinets left to go. We have a lotRead more about Cabinet painting is almost done[…]
We might actually see the end of the cabinet painting this week. Because the cabinet paint needs to be more durable than normal house paint, it is a lacquer based paint and is quite noxious when painting is occurring, and for some time afterwards. That means that most other work inside the house needs toRead more about Nearing the cabinet painting end game[…]