Actually, nothing happened over the weekend. Most of the progress we made happened on Thursday and Friday.
The weather was really nice last week, so more painting happened. The red on the south side of the house really POPS. I really do love the color. I’ll get actual pictures of the red side.
The actual deck (the part you stand on) is done and now we just have to wait for the handrails that come in on Thursday. Don’t worry Josh, you no longer have to worry about Larry walking off the deck. We were going to do an aluminum deck like in the back but it turned out to be really, REALLY expensive to do both decks. We thought about wood, but my Dad was worried about upkeep. We’d have to replace it eventually and the yearly maintenance would be time consuming.
We eventually went with composite decking by TimberTech. It’s fire, mildew, warping and insect resistant, so the likelihood of us ever having to replace it is very slim. Here’s what the front of the sample looks like. We actually decided to go with grey instead of the fake Cedar finish.
You can see that the decks are done! We can’t wait for the rails. Here’s the front of the house. Yes, the yard/slope is awful. We need a special permit and plan to clean it up and plant stuff – no joke.
I won’t tell you too much about it now, but we finally have stairs from the street to the house. It took a separate permit to RE-establish the stairs. Micah promises to post about this soon.
The wall behind the sink in the master bath has finally been patched up. I’m kind of wishing we had decided to put a stone backsplash behind it. Oh well…
The tub is done but I haven’t taken a picture of it. We’ll do a big reveal once the vanity goes up today. We have started showering in this bathroom. It’s like showering in a pretty cave.
The only other thing that happened last week was the installation of the bandroom door. They are still waiting on a little more flooring for that room.
Better pictures are coming tomorrow (or maybe tonight). We promise!