Prev: April 2017
May 1 - The guest porch pavers have been laid and most have been grouted. Column bases still need to be built and painted.
May 1 - Undercounter lights are installed and working in the Guest House. They are being installed in the Main Kitchen.
May 1 - The Audio Video junction box has been installed in the Guest House.
May 1 - The mason is putting cement into the three areas in the foyer which receive pavers.
May 1 - The Great Room ceiling fan has been installed. Painter's tape on the far wall has not been removed yet.
May 1 - The Dining room chandelier has been hung. (There is a step ladder behind it.)
May 1 - Tile has been installed on the wall between base and wall cabinets in the Main Kitchen across from the sink.
May 1 - The tile backsplash in the Brays Room is being finished. It has not been grouted yet.
May 1 - The Brays wine cooler has been installed in the Brays Room island.
May 1 - The Brays ice maker has been installed. It has a stainless steel front covered with temporary white plastic.
May 1 - Two fans are assembled for the Brays Room. They will be installed in the next day or so.
May 1 - The Main Kitchen dishwasher was installed a few days ago.
May 1 - The microwave and warming drawer are installed and connected to power in the Main Kitchen.
May 1 - The Laundry Room cabinets are pretty well finished.
May 1 - There is a hand rail going up to the attic.
May 1 - Lights are on in the Master Walk in Closet. The granite on the island is for the Master shower.
May 1 - The Master Shower is being trimmed out.
May 1 - Bath #3 has the water closet installed.
May 1 - Sconce lights have been installed in the Jr. Master Bath over the outside wall lavatory. The glass globes will not be installed until the house is cleaned.
May 1 - Sconce lights are also installed over the inside wall lavatory in the Jr. Master Bath.
May 1 - A/V connectors are being installed. This one is for the television that will mount on the Brays Room chimney.
May 1 - The Brays Room grill hood is being assembled. Once the backsplash is finished, the hood will be installed.
May 1 - The handgun display drawer has been rebuilt. Here the door is open, but the drawer is not extended.
May 1 - The handgun drawer is extended in this photo. There are two handgun display cabinets.
May 1 - The Breezeway brick pavers have been laid. Some have been grouted. Notice the joint at the angle in the Breezeway.
May 2 - This row of under cabinet lights and outlets are finished in the kitchen.
May 2 - The under cabinet plugs are finished on either side of the range. The light will be installed later.
May 2 - The under cabinet outlets in the wine bar have been installed.
May 2 - Under cabinet lights are progressing in the laundry room.
May 2 - The fans and spot lights were installed in the Brays Room today.
May 2 - The first section of Foyer pavers is finished and ready for grout.
May 2 - The second section of the Foyer pavers has been started.
May 2 - The granite bench seat is now installed in the Powder room and is ready for glass to be templated.
May 2 - The granite wall cap and bench seat are installed in the Master Shower.
May 2 - More progress was made on the backsplash on the Brays room grill.
May 2 - We had to cut out the wall to allow for the mural to be inset into the backsplash.
May 2 - The mural is glued to a backer board and is ready to be trimmed before installation.
May 3 - More plants were delivered and are ready to be installed.
May 3 - The water heater was plumbed in the service yard. The expansion tank is for the circulation system.
May 3 - The backsplash behind the service lavatory is extended to the bottom of the cabinet.
May 3 - The ceiling fixture is installed in the Service lavatory.
May 3 - The under cabinet plug strip and lighting is installed in the Laundry Room.
May 3 - The door hardware installation began today.
May 3 - Cleaning began in the master bath and looks very nice.
May 3 - The backsplash is almost complete in the Brays Room.
May 3 - The brick flooring in the Foyer is almost complete and ready for grout.
May 3 - The Living Room looks nice with the newly installed lights.
May 3 - The colors are a bit off in the photo but here is the North Hall with the lighting installed.
May 3 - The Powder bath bench and soap niche granite is now installed.
May 3 - The tub is now all plumbed in. It will have a base installed around it eventually.
May 3 - The backsplash behind the toilet in the Jr. Master Bath is extended to the bottom of the cabinets.
May 3 - The Jr. Master Shower seat and niches are now complete.
May 4 - Forms are being placed for the six foot wide front walk. It will have brick pavers and a brick border.
May 4 - The garage apron is being formed also. It will have brick pavers and a brick border to match the front porches, breezeway and front walk.
May 4 - A number of small ground cover plants were planted today.
May 4 - More plants were planted on the far side of the breezeway.
May 4 - The powder bath is looking close to finished. It lacks a mirror and bath hardware (towel rods, etc).
May 4 - The master bath sconce lights are in and working on His side.
May 4 - Her side of the Master Bath 'L' also has working sconce lights.
May 4 - The Master Walk in Closet is looking good. It lacks cabinet hardware (drawer pulls) and still has protective paper on the floor. Notice the new door hardware.
May 4 - The shower niches (all of them) have a granite base to match the granite topped bench seats. This one is in the Master Shower.
May 4 - The hallway pantry has door hardware on it as do most of the interior doors.
May 4 - The oil rubbed door handle finish matches the hinges. These doors are in the Master end of the Hallway.
May 4 - The fish fossil mural is attached to the wall. It will have tile surrounding it and serve as a backsplash.
May 4 - The Dining Room light is working. It (and many other lights) are on dimmers. The blue tape on the Brays Room doors is to prevent traffic.
May 4 - The Brays Room Back splash wall has been tiled. The hood and cover will be installed soon.
May 4 - The entry Foyer has brick insets. The pavers have not been grouted yet. There is a protective sheet of hardboard on the center set of bricks and heavy paper on the wood floor.
May 4 - Pavers are being laid on the Main House Front Porch. It is a little over half done (at 4 pm).
May 4 - This is a view of the front walk from the front door. The landing will be paved as will the walk.
May 4 - The Foyer chandelier is wired and working.
May 4 - Bath #3 sconce lights have been installed. The lavatory has been plumbed.
May 4 - The granite bench seat top has been notched to accommodate the glass divider.
May 4 - The Jr. Master lavatory lights on the front wall of the house are wired.
May 4 - The sconces over the second Jr. Master lavatory are also working.
May 4 - The Jr. Master Shower niches have their granite bases installed. The shower trim has been installed also.
May 4 - All of the Hallway lights are working. It makes quite the dramatic view. Notice the brick panels in the Foyer.
May 4 - The Wine Bar is being finished.
May 4 - The final granite top (on the entertainment center) has been installed.
May 4 - The trim carpenter is continuing to install door hardware. Here he is installing door pull hardware on the pocket door between the Laundry Room and the Hallway.
May 4 - The Garage is getting empty. The excess cabinet materials are stored in the garage attic.
May 4 - A number of plants are now in the yard. The tree on the left will be in the center of the circular drive.
May 5 - The slabs were poured today in front of the garage and the front walk. They are now ready for brick pavers.
May 5 - More bricks were laid on the front porch and it is nearly complete.
May 5 - The white flags show the direction that the power line will take from the house to the road.
May 5 - The kitchen backsplash is nearly finished!
May 5 - The Brays grill backsplash is complete now except for grout.
May 5 - This is the Jr. Master Bath from another angle and with all of the lights on.
May 5 - A panorama of the Jr. Master Bath.
May 8 - The tile setter is grouting the back splash behind the range in the Main Kitchen.
May 8 - The Front Porch pavers are laid to the edge. One more row of cut pavers will finish the job. The dark colored pavers were laid today and are still wet.
May 8 - The Front Porch Step Landing has pavers being laid on it. A brick border is being laid along the front sidewalk.
May 8 - More shrubs and small trees were planted today. Top soil was also spread in the circle with the live oak.
May 8 - Bricks for the Garage apron have been distributed around the perimeter. They will be laid soon.
May 8 - The brick border was being laid when the photo was taken. Both sides are complete now.
May 8 - Grouting is complete on the Breezeway. The Foyer brick insets are being grouted.
May 8 - The washer and dryer unit is in place and hooked up in the Guest House.
May 8 - The range and microwave have been installed in the Guest House.
May 8 - The Guest House dishwasher is installed.
May 9 - The front porch pavers are grouted and the walkway pavers are laid.
May 9 - The front door locksets were installed today.
May 9 - The kitchen backsplash is grouted and ready for the hood to be installed.
May 9 - The Brays Room backsplash is grouted and cleaned as well.
May 9 - All of the closet shelves are in place now.
May 9 - The pantry shelves leave plenty of room for storage.
May 10 - Brick pavers have started on the garage apron.
May 10 - The driveway island is all edged out now.
May 10 - The front walk looks good with the pavers grouted in.
May 10 - The post bases are installed on the breezeway.
May 10 - The water heater controller is mounted in the master closet.
May 10 - The floor outlets are in place in the living room.
May 10 - The brick in the Foyer is all grouted now.
May 10 - Landings are in place at the bottom of the porch steps.
May 10 - The hand railings were delivered today.
May 10 - The control box for the septic pump is wired in, complete with its warning light.
May 10 - The plantings on the road side of the driveway look very nice.
May 11 - The edging for the driveway and into the parking area is installed.
May 11 - Edging was added for the walk and landing to the front of the guest house.
May 11 - The brick edging is grouted around the front walk. The walk is being used to roll out the screen wire.
May 11 - A ditch is dug out past the gas pipe and septic pipe for the power company. They won't do hand digging.
May 11 - The screen and rails look great on the guest house porch!
May 11 - Guys are working on screening this porch and installing column bases in the back.
May 11 - The screen and rails are nearly finished on the Master screened porch.
May 12 - Steel edging is down in most of the yard. The gravel fill has not been placed yet.
May 12 - The Guest House has been cleaned. It will get one more cleaning.
May 12 - The bedrooms have very nice views. The screened porch is visible out the left window of this bedroom in the Guest House.
May 12 - The Guest House Porch is screened. A railing is required by code.
May 12 - There is a locker with a seat just inside the Guest House front door.
May 12 - The front walk is done except for the mitered corners. The circle drive will join the front walk.
May 12 - The Garage apron is being paved. It should be finished in a day or two.
May 12 - For the first time in several weeks, the wood floors are uncovered. They are being sanded lightly and given a final coat of poly.
May 12 - The floor has a light dust on it from the sanding. It will be vacuumed and finished.
May 12 - The Kitchen is taking shape.
May 12 - The Foyer has three brick pads separated by wood flooring.
May 12 - The Main House Front Door has hardware on it. Obviously, the blue tape is temporary.
May 12 - The circle drive will join the front walk and curve around to the Garage apron.
May 15 - More pavers are being laid on the garage apron. Once they are finished, they will be grouted.
May 15 - The landscapers are continuing to plant small shrubs. They are also leveling dirt and filling low spots. The basin drains have been opened and cleaned.
May 15 - The clear path through the woods (center going straight to the background) is where SCE&G buried the conduit and entrance cable. Permanent power is now on the house.
May 15 - The back yard is also getting plants and ground cover. A number of stumps were ground in this area a few months ago.
May 15 - The Master Suite Screened Porch steps have a railing and a (code required) landing.
May 15 - The Jr. Master Suite Screened Porch steps have railings and a landing per code.
May 15 - The Guest House Screened Porch (and the Main House Screened Porches) now have a railing (per code) and 20 x 20 screening to minimize the sand gnats.
May 15 - The Wine Bar has been cleaned. The electrical wall plates are installed. The under counter lights are working. The faucet and drains are connected. The faucet on the left is for Reverse Osmosis filtered water.
May 15 - This is the living room end of the Great Room. Painter's tape is still on the walls in several places. Light dust can be seen on the newly coated (last Friday) wood floors.
May 15 - Bath #3 is awaiting the shower door and it will be finished except for cleaning.
May 15 - Julie's Office is close to finished except for cleaning. Note the floor outlet in the lower right corner of the photo.
May 15 - Measurements have been made for closet rods. They are being purchased and will be installed in a day or so.
May 15 - The Jr. Master Bedroom has been cleaned. Notice the porch rail though the doors.
May 15 - The Brays Room Hood is being installed.
May 15 - The range is installed. Gas is connected to it. The pot filler (to the left of the fish display) has been installed.
May 15 - The refrigerator (on the right) is in place. It has panels on it which match the cabinets.
May 15 - The Master Suite is also clean and almost ready for furniture.
May 15 - The view out the Master Bedroom windows is nice as always.
May 15 - His side of the Master Bath counter has working lights. The lavatory is plumbed. The Walk in Closet is behind the double doors.
May 15 - The large washer and dryer are in place.
May 16 - More brick pavers were laid and grouted today in front of the garage.
May 16 - The dirt pile is dwindling and the driveway island is looking good.
May 16 - Clothes hanging rods are installed in the Jr. Master Closet.
May 16 - The handrail is installed on the attic stairs. This is one of the last details before the C/O.
May 17 - The mantle for the guest house has arrived. It will be cut to length and then fastened in place.
May 17 - TV's and equipment have been delivered for the guest house.
May 17 - More paving and grouting is done on the garage apron.
May 17 - The front walk was acid washed to clean it up a bit and it looks good.
May 17 - Piles of mulch have been placed around ready to be spread.
May 17 - The kitchen hood is now installed and functioning!
May 17 - The TV and sound bar are installed in the Brays Room.
May 19 - Mulch is spread around the beds near the guest house.
May 19 - The first load of crush-and-run has been laid down for the driveway base.
May 19 - The TV and mantle are installed above the guest house fireplace.
May 19 - The first load of crush-and-run has been laid down for the driveway base.
May 19 - The guest house has mulch along its back side.
May 19 - The mulch looks good around the back of the master suite and screened porch.
May 19 - The rear of the house is a real picture!
May 19 - The 'utility' side of the house looks nice and neat with its mulch in place.
May 19 - To the left of the breezeway in between the house and garage is a larch mulch bed.
May 19 - The driveway looks nice as viewed from the breezeway.
May 19 - The brick garage apron is almost complete.
May 19 - The mantle is installed on the dining room side of the fireplace.
May 19 - The great room mantle is installed as well. It makes a really nice addition to the fireplace.
May 19 - The TV in the Study is setting in place but waiting on final installation.