Construction – Weeks 27-29

The big news on the homefront: we finally have flooring!


cnstrctn_wk28_lvng_11_14There was a lot of behind the scenes drama to get us to this point! Long story short, the original flooring installer we had lined up flaked out at the last minute so we had to scramble to line up another subcontractor. The new guys saved the day and did a great job for us! The flooring is wide-planked engineered Ventura Mission Oak from Hallmark Hardwoods. We went with a glue down installation method for added durability. We may have been crazy choosing such a dark finish since it will show every speck of dust, but I love the sharp contrast is gives to the space. All of the rooms in the house have the same hardwoods except for the mudroom and bathrooms, which are tile.


cnstrctn_wk28_mstrbth_11_14Most of our plumbing fixtures are now installed, too. We did the same European vessel sinks and faucets in both bathrooms. Now we’re just waiting for the mirrors and shower glass door to be installed. We’re sooo close. The hard part is getting the subcontractors to show up when they say they are going to, and then keeping them there to finish the job once they are finally on site.


cnstrctn_wk28_strs_11_14We uncovered the stairs over the weekend and did some cleanup around the house to prepare for the next phase, which is trim and baseboards. If those subs even think about scratching the newly finished floors, they will have some explaining to do to this hot-tempered, patience-drained, very pregnant mama!

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2 Comments

  1. ErinNo Gravatar

    What is the tile you used for the fireplace? Looks amazing!

    Posted November 28, 2014 at 12:20 pm | Permalink
  2. ShaylaNo Gravatar

    @Erin – Thanks, I love the way the fireplace tile turned out, too. The manufacturer is Provenza and it is from the Re-Use collection. The color is Fango Sand in the matte finish. We purchased it through Capco Tile & Stone in Denver.

    Posted December 18, 2014 at 9:56 pm | Permalink

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