YAY!!! The living room area is 90% finished. I just completed the installation of the tile floor and the stone backdrop for the wood stove. I’m really happy with the way it turned out. All that is left for the living room is the carpet which will come later when the dust has settled from the rest of the construction.
The windows are done. I finished building the frames and painted. They look awesome and professional.
There’s still some paint to be done on the upper windows but that can wait a while. The upper windows will open with an electric actuator and the large bottom windows will have motorized shades.
I used Google Sketchup (or whatever it is called now) to come up with my kitchen cabinet layout. It is basically an L shape with an island in the middle and a large pantry on the right side. The fridge is to the right of the pantry.
I already started installing the cabinets. I’m getting the unfinished stock cabinets from Home Depot.
So far it is coming out just as I designed it in Sketchup. Lots more to go. I’m getting just a few of them each trip so I can get them in my truck.
I can’t tell you how much fun I am having with this project. Some days it seems like a neverending drudge but that was mostly because the wall board takes so much labor. Once the paint is done, the details start to be fun again. My retirement house is going to be amazing.