Wednesday, November 25, 2009
The exterior of the remodel has really come along in the last couple of weeks. All of the windows and some of the trim have been installed and some of the siding work has started. Inside there has been a lot of sub-contractor work occurring. Electrical, Heating and Plumbing rough-ins are nearing completion.
It is a very rare occasion that a remodel project, like this one, goes from the beginning of construction to end without some sort of changes or revisions. The Dining Room and Kitchen were originally planned to be wood flooring, but after further thought by the owners, tile floors will be used there instead. Also, the elevated deck that is on the east side of the house will be enlarged slightly. This change will allow a new sliding door in the Living Room, where 2 windows were originally planned.
After a recent visit to the site, Peter Swindley suggested a bigger center fixed window in the Kitchen. A few options were discussed, but the end result will be a larger window than expected in front of the Kitchen sink.
Friday, November 13, 2009
The building system “rough-in’s” have been moving right along and this week. The heating and ventilation contractor, the electrician and the plumber have been hard at work routing the new systems for the house. The owners and the contractor have been meeting weekly in order to keep everything moving along as smoothly as possible.
The window installation was also underway this week. Most of the installation looks pretty straight forward, but the new dining room window will be the biggest picture window that is made by Milgard. Not to make things easier, but the installation will be on the tallest part of the exterior. How many guy’s does it take to put in an 11’ wide x 4 1/2’ tall window? This window will be one story above where the original picture window looked out toward Elliot Bay and Downtown Seattle.
With the temporary plastic removed from the window openings, downtown Seattle will be in direct view when working from the kitchen area.