Quirch Residence: May 2019 Prev: Apr 2019 back Next: Jun 2019 May 1 - The painter is experimenting with the fireplace. This was the first attempt. Next, we will use a paint with a slightly higher sheen and 'distress' the corners so the gray concrete shows.May 1 - The painter is experimenting with the fireplace. This was the first attempt. Next, we will use a paint with a slightly higher sheen and 'distress' the corners so the gray concrete shows.May 3 - The front of the house does not seem so high with fill dirt in place.May 3 - The landscape plan will be implemented soon. There will be some short brick walls on either side of the front walk and brick lined walks and drive.May 3 - The kitchen island counter tops wrap both ends of the island. The hollow space on this side is knee space. The open wall will get panels to match the cabinets.May 3 - This is one end of the island. The small rectangle is for an outlet (required by code). There is an electrical outlet on either end of the island. Those white pieces in the counter top are actual sea shells.May 3 - The counter top and shelves in the TV and sitting room (part of the master suite) are being finished. A printer will be installed in the far left compartment below the counter top. A beverage cooler will be installed on the right.May 3 - Closet rods are being installed. This is not finished. We purchased the entire stock from our supplier and it was not enough. More will arrive in time for trim out in a week or so.May 3 - Mirrors and bath hardware are installed in bath #2 of the main house. The bath hardware is installed in all of the baths. Bath #3 will get a wall to wall mirror. Bath #4 will get hanging mirrors (to be purchased).May 3 - The guest house door is being painted black to match the exterior side.May 3 - Guest house bath #2 has the mirror and bath hardware installed.May 3 - Guest house bath #1 has the mirror and bath hardware installed.May 10 - The floors are sanded, stained and have one coat of sealer. They will get a second coat tomorrow (Saturday).May 13 - Appliances were delivered and placed near their final location. A different crew will be out in the next day or so to install them.May 13 - The floors in the great room (and the entire house) have been stained and have two coats of sealer on them. They will get a final coat just before final inspection.May 13 - Electrical boxes are being installed for lights. This particular light is over one of the guest beds in the main house.May 13 - The hall floor really looks nice.May 13 - The (dusty) solid walnut shelf over the washer and dryer's home has been coated with a satin finish.May 13 - The oak shelves in the TV sitting room are stained and sealed.May 13 - The back kitchen sink has a dishwasher on either side. The splash will be tile.May 13 - A pallet of plumbing fixtures was delivered Friday. Plumbing installation will begin Tuesday.May 14 - The master bath lavatory is being plumbed.May 14 - Two dishwashers have been installed in the back kitchen.May 14 - The back kitchen refrigerator is installed.May 14 - The kitchen hood is assembled. It is missing an adapter so won't be installed until tomorrow.May 14 - The laundry room sink has a faucet installed on it.May 14 - Shoe moulding is being installed on the baseboard. It will be touched up with a fresh coat of paint once trim out is finished.May 14 - Over bed lights have been installed in the guest bedrooms. (They are the same height even thought they appear different heights in the photo.)May 14 - Security has installed a motion detectors in the sitting room.May 14 - Smoke detectors (with temporary orange protective covers) have been installed.May 14 - The microwave has been installed.May 16 - The garage sconces are installed. The blocking will be painted when the exterior paint punch list is done (after pressure washing).May 16 - Celing fans are assembled and ready to hang. This one is in the master bedroom.May 16 - Lavatory faucets are installed. This is one of the lavatories in the master bath.May 16 - This is one of the amazing chandeliers for the great room. They will be hung in the next few hours.May 16 - The barn doors have African horns for handles.May 16 - The foyer brick walls have sconce lights installed.May 16 - All three guest rooms have double queen size beds that appear to be suspended by ropes. (They are really supported by steel legs at the foot and attached to the wall at the head.)May 16 - Bath lights are installed and working. This is bath #2.May 16 - The toilets are installed with the exception of the master toilet which has not arrived yet.May 16 - The building cabinets in the closets have pulls installed on them.May 16 - The great room has sconce lights between the exterior doors.May 21 - Five more dump trucks (15 cubic yards each) of fill were delivered on Monday. It was spread today.May 21 - The great room has two large chandeliers. They are about 4-1/2 feet in diameter and 4 feet high.May 21 - This is a view from the great room through the foyer and out the front door. The foyer chandelier has been hung.May 21 - The great room has two large reclaimed beams in it. A chandelier (photo 21b) on either side and a large fan between them. The ceiling is about 20 feet high. The HVAC registers have not been installed yet.LQuirch190521eMay 22 - Look closely. That is a large mirror! A light will be installed in the center (over my head) where the wires are located.May 22 - There is also a large mirror in her closet/dressing room. The same person (me) seems to be there, too.May 22 - Bathroom #3 has a mirror over the counter top.May 23 - The landscaper is forming and trenching in preparation for the hardscape (walks, brick borders, etc.) A wide brick walk will connect the front porch to the parking circle.May 23 - This was taken from the front porch. There will be a short retaining wall at the step in the front walk (lower left in photo).May 23 - The powder bath has the mirror hung, the lights hung and the plantation shutters installed.May 23 - Workers are washing the windows and doors. The view out the rear of the home is amazing.May 23 - This was taken from the south (master end) porch. Notice the new location of our office trailer (far right in photo). Next to office is a laser for getting the elevations correct on the forms. The trench to the left of the worker is where the short retaining wall will be built. The forms to his right are where the brick border for the drive will be. The area where he is walking will be sod.May 23 - Here you can see the center of the circle just this side of the office trailer. The temporary drive (center of photo) will be removed once the project is finished. The drive will be #57 stone (coarse gravel). The gravel will have a brick border to enclose it.May 24 - The washer and dryer were installed a few days ago. The shelf above them is solid walnut with a clear finish.May 24 - The tub has been installed in the master bath.May 24 - The toilet for the master bath has also been installed.May 24 - One of the required handrails for the back porch has been installed. Parts for the second one have arrived and will be installed soon.May 24 - Concrete is being poured for the brick banding and sidewalks. Monday, brick laying will begin.