Monday, April 17, 2006

Throwing a Fit over Finish

I am having a fit over the finish. There seems to be so much to do and not a good way to prioritize things.

For instance, I want to do some type of finish wood over the huge (and infamous) center beam in the great room, the overhang that makes up the clerestory and the posts in the great room. Also, I am trying to decide what type of moulding to add to the clerestory windows. This picture shows the windows, center beam(between the fans), the support posts, and the overhang.

Perhaps something like this along the beams and the overhang (from a different house):

In addition baseboards are still vexing me. Do I just paint and caulk or do I use Flex Moulding products. Does anyone have experience with flexible moulding? I cannot find someone who stocks it. This website is what I am thinking Flex Moulding.

Speaking of windows, I just noticed the interior plaster folks brought their plaster all the way to the edge of the window leaving no header, or side space to hang anything on. Here is an earlier picture of the window in question.

Yes, contractors do need to be babysat. I am just not feeling the love for SLO Contractors these days.

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Doors, Floors, and Chores

I have included pictures of some of the doors, the floors, and a list of chores that need to be done. Enjoy.

Here is the entrance to the Master Bedroom and 2nd bathroom. Thanks for doing a knockout job on the doors Scott.

I have not made a decision on whether I want to keep the floors this way or change them. Right now, I think they look good but we will see how they hold up.

Here is the entry way to the kitchen.

A view of the great room window

And for posterity, here is the post that was inexplicably placed in the center of the window. The good thing is that I have found 80 year old Cedar or Douglas Fir reclamimed wood that I will have re-sawed to cover the posts. Should add a bit more character.

Near Term Projects:
  • Wrap support posts and add top and bottom detail
  • Install baseboard moulding
  • Blinds for windows