Finally, the house was built and the fun stuff started to arrive. I did ask for an orange door, right?
Hmm... sure is bright.
The toys came on the first truck-load. Now we can have microwave popcorn.
Where am I going to put all of this shit?
At least they got part of the cabinets done the first day. Then Memo and I put the groovy hood up!
The end of day one for the cabinetmakers.
Day two started with a few bumps; the counter was too long! The last cabinet wouldn't fit! Had to make a new one...
But all's well that ends well.
Plumbing fixtures come next.
and maybe roast chicken.
The bathroom cabinets went in without a hitch. The countertop will have to come later.
Worth waiting for... temporary faucet because we're waiting for the groovy one to arrive from Germany.
Waiting for the shower surround, too. At least the toilet works.
OK, now onto the floor. I sorted the wood from the nicest grain to the ugliest. The ugly stuff went into the closet and under the bed.
First step was to lay a vynal slip-sheet and moisture barrier.
Glue it down tight!
Like fitting the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle together, Russ was a total pro (and as much a perfectionist and I am).
Moving right along...
It's starting to look like home.
We used the expensive glue, too.
Half way through the floor, I decided to indulge in a fire.
The last day of flooring.
A pom-set to choose carpet fibers. I went with brown...
With the tape removed, it really started to feel like home. Time to wash the floor.
Ready for another fire.
Time to start on the shoji screens in the master suite.
The frames look good - very minimal.
The sinks don't look bad either. Will this project EVER be done?
Finally I get to take a shower.
and, um, use the water closet. Now for furniture, lights and art.
Notice the difference.
The grout really brightens everything up.
So does the floor!
This heating mat will go under the tile.
The heating mat all glued down... oops, it's under the sink! Oh well...
Warm toes, even in the, um, water closet.
All floated and ready for tile.
The walls are ready to be floated.
The shower looks nice...