While more exciting stuff should be happening later this week, with porch roofing and eavestroughs (gutters) and pump installation and final plumbing work, which will mean that the house becomes much more usable, for today it was more of the same, in other words mainly finishing, tiling and trim. One thing that was slightly amusing was that the paint we chose for the bathroom wall, a colour called ‘Laurentian’, from Ontario eco-paint company, Homestead House, turned out to be very similar to the colour of the drywall underneath it. The door to the bathroom will be the same colour.
Today the crew inched ever closer to finishing in many areas. The kitchen tiling is just about done and the kitchen cabinets will be next. The flooring is complete, and the window trim is too. Things we had got used to seeing since the whole CLT structure was put together and the windows were first installed back in December last year – particularly the raw CLT ceiling / floor ends in the stairwell, and the air-sealing membranes and tape around the windows – are finally invisible. The last stage of this will be the interior doors, which should arrive sometime in the next two weeks (we had to get them made to a custom height). Like the turquoise-tiled kitchen wall, the doors will also add splashes of colour as we will be painting them to a certain theme… but that’s to come.
This is going to be another one of those posts with a bit of everything, because that’s just how progress is going right now. This week, all of us have been involved in a number of different jobs, working towards making the place habitable in October. So, I’ve been putting together Ikea kitchen cabinets and shelving, Steve is continuing to work on the stair flooring, Dan has been doing the window trim, and Chris and Anne have been tiling in the bathroom, and now the kitchen… all the work the crew has been doing is really careful and top quality, but I particularly want to thank Dan this week for his beautiful work on the window trim, which isn’t really reflected in these photos. We’ll have better pictures of all this once things are closer to being finished.