Sunday, June 2, 2013

Columns, floors, and a Counter Top Fix.

This has been a pretty eventful week. The start was NOT GOOD but the finish looks great.

I'll begin with our granite installation. I stopped by Tuesday and again on Thursday and was very unhappy with the granite installation. There was one corner where the granite install crew shimmed the granite instead of the cabinets to make the counter level. I could go on but the picture below speaks for itself:

Counter before
 Sent an email to our PM and he was prompt in going over to take a look and ensured us they would get it fixed and properly shimmed. We stopped by yesterday and the crew had been at work setting things straight. We're very happy with everything being in correctly.

Counter After
You can see some of the wood shims at the floor (the correct place) and now the granite all lines up! Much happier with the job!

As you can see in that last picture, they had been working hard on our hardwood floors in the same time frame. We are really happy with the outcome of the floors and are looking forward to having carpet!
Morning Room

Media Closet
They had also installed all of our plumbing fixtures, put knobs on the cabinets, and started grading the lot. The last thing they did before we left Saturday was put our columns in place. Now we're a few pieces of trim, some stone finishing, and a yard away from the exterior being done!
With Columns
Its still hard to believe we're less than 3 weeks from calling this house our home. Another exciting tidbit, the house was nice and cool the whole time we were inside, especially with the temps outside topping 90F!


  1. This looks so wonderful, Brian! I love the floors!

    1. Thank you! We were really happy with how they turned out.

  2. It looks beautiful. Just a few days away! :)

  3. Whoo hoo, three weeks. It all looks great. Glad they fixed the counter tops.

    1. ME TOO. I was having a heart attack for a day or two.

  4. Very nice! Everything looks beautiful.

    Getting close!!!

  5. Looking very the columns.

  6. Love the columns ! the house looks great !