Quirch Residence: April 2019 Prev: Mar 2019 back Next: May 2019 April 8 - The guest house passed its final inspection. There are a few punch items outstanding that are being cleared. The shutter dogs have been relocated and the holes patched.April 8 - The chimney has felt paper and mesh on it to make sure the stucco adheres. The wood rectangle below the bottom walk board is where the television will be mounted.April 9 - The counter top has been installed in bath #4. The sinks have not been mounted yet nor has the front skirt been attached. Splashes are not installed yet either.April 9 - Bath #2 has a counter top installed. The counter tops have just been placed. After they are all in place, the splashes will be installed. The sink(s) will be installed and the skirts will be installed.April 9 - This is the right niche in the Great room.April 9 - The flooring sub is beginning to lay more flooring in the great room. The floor will be laid, but not finished until the painters are finished.April 9 - The chimney is getting its first coat of stucco. If the stucco sets quickly enough, it will get the final coat today. If it does not set quickly enough, the final coat will be done in a few days.April 9 - The left niche in the great room has a small sink. The tech is shimming the cabinet to make sure it is level.April 9 - The laundry sink will be attached to the counter top in the next few hours.April 9 - Her dressing room has a marble top. It also has cabinets that sit on it. They will be installed in the next few days.April 9 - The master bath tops are being installed. Two are shown and two are behind the camera. Again, the sinks and splashes will be installed in a few hours.April 9 - Bath #3 has a single sink. The sink, splash and apron will be installed later today.April 10 - The chimney stucco was finished. It is not dry yet, hence the light and dark places. The hearth has not been installed yet. Note the flooring is being laid. Black felt underlayment paper shows on the right.April 10 - The flooring techs 'picture framed' the hearth.April 10 - Material is being ripped for the shoe moulding in the main house. It will take about 1/4 mile of shoe or 82 pieces 16 feet long each. It will be primed and given one coat of paint and then installed. Once it is installed, the nail holes will be patched and a final coat of paint will be applied.April 10 - Ropes are being added at the head of each of the guest beds. The beds will be removed and stored while the floor is being installed and finished.April 10 - Doors were removed for painting. Now hinges have been reinstalled. The doors will be hung and the hardware (knobs) will be installed.April 11 - The foyer is being prepped for painting. Nail holes are caulked and seams are caulked.April 11 - A new load of flooring arrived today. The floor sub trimmed casing and baseboards in the guest wing yesterday.April 11 - The bed foundations have been removed to make room for the flooring. The cleats along the right wall support the front of the bed. They will be reinstalled when the flooring is down and finished.April 11 - Pantry shelves are built into each side of the closet. The double breaker box is in the center.April 11 - The master mirror has trim on it. The trim will be painted to match the walls. Note the sink and splashes are installed.April 11 - The laundry sink is mounted. The wire on the left is for under counter lighting.April 15 - The great room has been primed. Painters were here working on Saturday.April 15 - A fiber for Internet and television has been run to the house.April 15 - More flooring is going down. This is the south vestibule. The flooring subs worked Saturday also.April 15 - The television and sitting room is getting flooring also.April 15 - Door hardware is being installed. This pocket door is on her closet.April 15 - A new light has been hung and wired in the kitchen of the guest house.April 15 - The garage is being emptied.April 18 - The north gallery has flooring (installed, but not finished). The doors on the storage areas are not hung yet. They will be when the trim is painted.April 18 - This is looking from the north vestibule towards the north entrance door. Bedroom #4 is through the doorway on the left. The floor is installed, but has to be screwed down and then finished.April 18 - Hardware has been installed on the swing doors and the pocket doors. A few doors are waiting for the trim to be painted before they are hung.April 18 - This is the master bedroom.April 18 - The master bath floor is down. The mirror and trim (not painted yet) is installed. Cabinet hardware will be installed in a few days.April 18 - The painters are prepping the great room and kitchen for paint. Each spot is putty filling a nail (or screw) hole. There are literally hundreds of them.April 18 - The large round hole is for a speaker. The rectangular one is for an HVAC duct. Note the chimney and beams are covered with painters' plastic.April 24 - The step lights are installed and working.April 30 - Bath hardware (towel rods, etc.) are being installed.April 30 - Floors are being prepped for finishing. Large voids are filled (and masked with blue tape). Samples of various finishes are in the taped areas at the far end of the house.April 30 - All of the flooring has been installed. It is now being prepped. It should be finished by the end of the week.April 30 - Counter tops are being installed in the kitchen.April 30 - The great room walls and ceiling have been painted. The chimney has stucco on it. The hearth is not installed yet.April 30 - Counter tops are installed on the cabinets on either side of the range location.April 30 - Wallpaper is on the walls of the niches in the great room. The copper covered shelves are installed. Two wine coolers go in the knee space.April 30 - Both barn doors are installed. One is on the powder bath and one is on the laundry room.April 30 - The foyer is painted. It will have a reclaimed chandelier.April 30 - The screen framing is being built on the outdoor kitchen.