|Weird MDF closet doors in guest bedroom|
|Horrible 50's sliding closet doors in master|
Our original plan called for 4-panel louver doors that pushed to one side when opening, avoiding bedroom doors and bedroom lights. Unfortunately the architect mistakenly specified a 2-panel bi-fold door, which was purchased and partially installed on Tuesday before I got home from work. The plan wasn't clear on the idea of the 4-panel one-side opening door so the contractor didn't catch it either.
Oops. It is a compromise and not an ideal situation, but getting the proper parts and re-installing was going to be on our dime--not inexpensive for five closets. The closet doors also appeared to be gappy at the sides and the top. We’ll talk to the contractor about it on Monday, but the assumption is that with paint, we may not notice. Or I will stare at those gaps for the next thirty years. This is the tricky part of any home project—the finishing details. I have always been an 80/20 kind of girl and am quick to be satisfied with good enough as the last 20% never really seems worth the energy. In home building, for many people, this is utterly unacceptable. Perfection is the standard.
|Alex's new closet door - the bedroom door opening is to the right.|
|In the master, the bi-fold doors not only hit the bedroom door, they also hit the light fixture.|
|Perfect solution in guest bedroom, but do you see the gaps at the top and the bottom? **sigh**|
|New master bedroom closet! Pretty cool overall!|
|11" shelves, they look weirder in person but when you come over, don't look in the closet.|
|Alex snowboarding at Snow Bird|
We had good overall progress again last week. It is either the recession, the contractor, or winter, but after every city inspection, subs show up promptly the next day and get to work on the next approved step. We have had some tile work in one bathroom. I am impressed with the cuts around the window and the toiletry shelf. These guys know what they are doing.
|Alex's bathroom has the white tile on two walls. Wait till you see the tile feature wall, coming soon.|
We have outside final stucco coat.
|Finish stucco left side from Alex's bedroom, his bathroom is nearest the camera on left side.|
|Finish stucco from master, closet is the sticking out piece on right nearest the camera.|
And indoor bathroom thinset mud coat.
|Mud coat in master bathroom.|
All next week should be tile. Here is a picture of our tile choices below. The tile in the middle is the floor tile, the left is the semi-gloss white tiles that were being installed in Alex's bathroom this week, the top is the "feature wall" in master and Alex's bedroom and the bottom darker tile is the "feature" wall in the guest bathroom. This post has pictures of the tile feature wall. The top and bottom are 24" plank tiles and are really floor tiles so we are getting a little crazy. On the right is a sample of the white counter top in Ceaser stone, Blizzard.