Sunday, February 6, 2011

The Hang Over

See that lovely kitchen island? I didn't notice until yesterday afternoon, but there's something missing: a 10" overhang near the big windows, which was supposed to be the breakfast nook. I always imagined myself sitting there on a stool, eating breakfast whilst gazing out at the Pacific Ocean. Well, that's not going to happen now. The fabricator made the mistake (although I can't believe I didn't notice before) and is prepared to refund me the cost of the extra materials which I had to order a couple of weeks ago, so I'll just live with it the way it is. It's still cute.

Francisco the Tiler was back at the house on Saturday, completing the two showers, laying tile on the floor of the downstairs bathroom, and tiling the walls around the Duravit Happy D bath. I like the way it all looks so far. We also agreed that he would come back next week and lay the sea blue mosaic tile splashbacks in both bathrooms, and the dazzling glass Daltile splashback in the kitchen.

I spent most of the weekend working on the kitchen cabinets. I had no idea there was so much to do, but now there are soft-close dampeners on all of the drawers and doors, and all that remains is to add the missing bits and pieces that I still need to pick up from IKEA, followed by the minimalist steel Grip cabinet pulls.

The finishing line is in sight. Just hope no-one moves the goalposts.


Melissa said...

Your house is looking awesome! I'm glad you get that refund! That'll help!

supershanefx said...

What tile are you using around the tub?

Bernie Dushman said...

It looks awesome, Steve, and.....
better later than never, thank you for being so gracious to Marley and me when we showed up unannounced at your site last September. You were very generous with your time showing us around. You can be justly proud of what you have built (with a little help, of course).

Steve Rapport said...

I'm using 12" x 24" white high gloss Spa floor tiles around the bath, and as the shower surrounds.

Bernie - thanks! Good to hear from you! How's life back east? Are you planning to build something yourself?