Lowcountry Plantation Remodel: August 2007 Prev: Jul 2007 back Next: Sep 2007 August 14 - The framework for the ceiling beams is being installed. The beams will be cypress.August 15 - The window trim has been installed on some of the windows. The windows have a unique casing that matches the older part of the house.August 15 - The cypress ceiling beams are being installed. They will receive a small trim board at the top next to the ceiling.August 7 - The bricks for the dining room door steps have arrived. The steps will be built in the next few days.August 17 - The new bi-hinge door between the kitchen and living room is installed. The hardware will be put on it soon.August 17 - The door between the kitchen and dining room is a swinging door that was between the kitchen and bar.August 17 - This is a close up of the unique window and door casing which was made to match that in the house.August 22 - It is difficult to see what was added from the outside. The trim, roof and paint match well.August 22 - The new old growth heart pine floor was installed yesterday. It will be finished in a day or so.August 22 - The kitchen cabinets arrived last evening. They will be installed starting this morning. It took 43 boxes to ship them.August 23 - The kitchen cabinets are being installed. The installation should be completed today. The finish on the cabinets is beautiful.August 23 - The cabinets fill the kitchen. The countertop will be templated today or Monday.August 23 - The bar is in place. The close end will have a place for a bar stool. Both legs will be stained to match the cabinets.August 24 - The dining room beam (away from the camera) looks like an extension of the living room beam (close to the camera).August 27 - The floor has a second coat of stain and sealer. It will be finished in the next day or two.August 27 - The cabinets have crown installed on them. The tops will be templated for counter tops today.August 29 - The dining room floor has been stained and finished. It still needs baseboards and wall sconces.August 30 - The appliances are being installed. The kitchen will have two refrigerators/freezers.August 30 - The double oven is in place. It will be wired in the next day or so. Counter tops are due to be installed tomorrow.August 30 - The concrete block foundation wall has been stuccoed. It will be painted to match the old part of the house. A cover will be built for the access hole.August 31 - The dining room brick steps are being built. They will match steps in the storage room.August 31 - The refrigerator/freezers are installed. The one close to the camera seems to be leaning because of lens distortion. Granite counter tops should be installed today.August 31 - The hood is installed. It will be vented outside in a day or so. The cooktop will be installed after the counter tops are installed.August 31 - Baseboard has been installed in the dining room. The walls still need the final coat of paint.August 31 - The granite tops are installed. They have an ogee edges as you can see against the wall. The floor has protective paper on it in places.August 31 - Look at the finish on the island granite top. This is ubatuba granite.August 31 - Notice the very nice inside corners treatments.August 31 - The stove top and hood are installed. Gas has to be hooked up to the stove top. The hood vent has to be put on the exterior.August 31 - The exterior brick steps are finished. The match steps at other locations on the house.August 2 - The ceilings in the dining room and kitchen are painted. Cork flooring should be installed in the kitchen, bar, powder room and laundry room today.August 6 - The cork floor is down and the walls are painted the final color. Cork flooring went in the powder room, laundry room, bar and kitchen.August 6 - The bar floor is now nice and solid. It had soft spots in it before the remodel job.August 7 - The bricks for the dining room door steps have arrived. The steps will be built in the next few days.August 7 - The wide pine floor lumber has arrived.As soon as the wood floor's moisture level is the same as the Dining room, it will be installed.August 17 - The ceiling beams match those in the older part of the house.