I may be ready for business.
These are the first pieces of furniture that I dragged back into the house from the carport. You can see that although the floors are in, we still need to install baseboards and vent covers. But, I now have a little desk, a chair, and my bendable model…plus a little statue given to me by my best friend.
Here, I’ll take a step back so you can see the whole office in it’s present glory.
This is a great spot for a photographer. One large window facing east (where I will be installing blinds) and the other side has a large patio door facing north with a view to the patio. Granted the patio is not that pretty right now, but I have a vision.
This little office makes me very happy. But, it turns out that I will probably have to share it with my husband as he has decided that he will try to work from home as much as possible to save on gas and wear and tear on the car. I will probably have to get a bigger table to share.
The other day I walked into the house and there was a lonely electrician (one whom I had never seen before) busily working on the island electrical outlet debacle.
This is their solution, but I need to see the finished work. I’m skeptical that they will be able to cover up the entire hole, but I’ll wait and see.
I was very pleased to see this…
But, in moving the fixture we do have this problem:
The GC tells me they can patch it so that it can’t be seen.
Also, the electrician fixed the plug in the wine closet.
It not only is sunk into the floor, which we were told could not be done because of the footings, but it looks a lot better. Now, we can use it.
Here is an overview of the room. Note that the island pendants are hung evenly spaced and high enough above the island that line-of-sight will not be obstructed. I had a long telephone conversation with the GC and he insisted that the pendants should not be hung higher than 5’6″ because it would not look good. I had originally told the electrician that I wanted them 7′ from the floor. He hung them at 5’6″, except for the droopy one, which was about 8″ from the top of the counter.You can see that this new electrician hung them 7′ from the floor and they look beautiful. I’m not sure what happened to the original electrician, but I am happy with the new one and what he has done so far.
Here’s another overview of the kitchen/family room taken from the patio door.
The dishwasher is ready to be installed by the plumber.
Outside the light fixture has been turned the right way and it works…along with the entry fixture made by my brother in high school (in the 70’s).
I was so happy about this that I swept off the front porch and cleaned off the cobwebs. I don’t think that’s been done in a while. Next thing you know I will be cleaning out that planter along the walkway and planting some plants.
So, I’m pleased with what the electrician has done in these rooms. He also moved the heated floor controls in the bathroom. Here, I’m not so pleased.
The Master controls look better but I don’t like the blank. We were told by the GC that this is the best they can do.
However, down below these switches in the Master is this:
That’s a mess.
I’m hoping they are not done with these things yet.
The switches on the island still turn on the patio lights and about 7 outlets still don’t work, but I’m told that it is an easy fix.
Come on out on the patio and enjoy the weather.