Thursday, February 26, 2009

We're getting there....

We are in the home stretch. Today we applied, and were approved for the "overages"...things that either cost more or were not anticipated in the original estimates. Generally, I have been told, this runs about 15-20%...we will finish about 6-7% over our original budget. So not bad. :)

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Let there be light...and drop ceilings....

The electricians came today to install the lights, switches, plugs, hook up the heat pump...all the fun stuff! While they worked on that the drop ceiling was started in the basement. The ceramic floors downstairs are in but not grouted...I'll posts pics when they are. For now, a few of the lights....

Monday, February 16, 2009

We are done painting! You have no idea how glad I am to be able to type that! The crackfiller billed us for just over 10000 sq feet of surface area--which means, after primer and two coats, we have painted over 30000 sq feet in the last couple of weeks, mostly between 8 pm and 1am! But it saved us a lot of money we can use for other things. Inspection tomorrow for the last draw before the end. :) It is hard at night to get decent pics of the colour, but you'll get the idea!

Now that the painting is done, and the humidity down in the house, we also started bringing in the wide-plank flooring and that can go down sometime next week. It is not all in yet, but will be tomorrow.

The basement...the playroom, the Grampy Suite kitchen/living area and bedroom....

The Great Room

Noah's Room

Andi's Room

The Bonus Room

Finally, garage more blue tarps! :)

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Painting at night is not the best is so hard to tell how it really looks. But since that is the only time we have free that is what we're doing, and hoping for the best! Here is the Master bedroom, painted with Benjamin Moore's new Aura paint--expensive, but I said I would try it and see how it went. It should only take one coat and will never take more than two, even for dark colours (according to BM). And unlike regular paint where you cut in and then paint in sections, with this you cut in the entire room and then roll on the rest. I *think* it did cover pretty well, but I'll have to wait until daylight to really tell.

This is Yarmouth Blue....the colour doesn't show very true because of the lighting, but you get the idea. :) And ignore the streaks on the ceiling...that is where Joey came back and touched up a few spots that were only noticeable once we painted. He likes everything to look great!