Doing the happy dance over here! After all the hidden workings (water lines, electric lines, lights, etc. were finished (the contractor’s crew did all those), J began the interior. Freezing weather and rain did not help, but he has finished interior painting and began laying flooring yesterday. He decided on vinyl plank flooring that is waterproof, since we have been very happy with ours in the kitchen and hallway. He looked at the ones that mimicked wooden flooring, but ultimately decided on a tile look–Starry night, in order to lighten it up a bit, as well as not have any kind of pattern distraction.
The niche will hold his computer equipment etc., and be enclosed in a cabinet. A waist high railing will enclose the stair case opening.
I am uncertain why this is called starry night, unless it is a starry night in fog, but it looks good with the 3-tonal wall colors. The downstairs has a lighter gray with one dark gray focal wall and one naval blue focal wall. The bathroom has one naval blue focal wall. I am excited to see the completed interior!
A one-man crew takes a lot more time than a crew of 2-4. Also while this is going on in the interior, we were busy outside (well, the crew was) with the retaining wall for the parking pad. After the copious amounts of rain and snow and ice, it is still drying out.
The weather has been superb this week with sunshine and mild days, and it will be in the 70s today! I have taken advantage and been working in the yard with construction clean-up. I also emptied the rock wagon and have been sorting and cleaning rocks. We hope the retaining wall can be completed next week and then I will start on “beautifying” the space. That is the term used during the New Deal Administration when projects completed landscapes and other outdoor work after building schools and parks. Taking my cue from the Civilian Conservation Corps and the National Youth Administration, I will harmonize with the outdoors by use of wood and rock, native where possible. I am thinking planters, benches, and a fire-pit/conversation area for Beyonce and me.