03.06.15 Counter tops, stained concrete floors, plumbing and closet shelves!

1460959_706920356015238_2028737586_nI got exhausted just writing in the title all the things happening today!  It still near freezing today in Southern Louisiana!  There was ice all over the yard this morning but the sun is shining so it feels nice now.

Roy and I ate at La Caretta Mexican restaurant in Amite last night where we enjoyed their delicious cuisine and really enjoyed their live music playing oldies all evening.  Lots of fun and good food made for a wonderful evening out!

Friday, March 6, 2015 – The counter tops guys did not have the cabinet crown molding on their truck. We also didn’t like how they did one piece of quarter molding at the base of the cabinets.  They are 1484218_10151983538281704_859739670_nsuppose to bring those and install them in the next couple of days.

The counter tops were finished yesterday and holes drilled for the faucets and soap dispenser. The pictures were taken after yesterday’s blog post but before they wrapped up their work.  We LOVE the counter tops and how they look!  Only thing better would have been if they were free!

20150305_172241 Okay, all of the above was written yesterday evening.

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Ha Ha No need for that today!

Today brought with it a slew of issues.   One cabinet hinges on the wrong side causing the door to open into the edge of the microwave.  There was no wood under the counter top over the dishwasher for the plumber to attach the dishwasher to.  The back splash  behind the sink is cracked.  Not where a seam would be, but a real crack.   they attempted to fix it but made it look worse so it was not acceptable. Underneath the front of the bar is a real rough chipped out.  We learned that trying to talk to Chinese workers is like talking to a brick wall, so the store rep is coming out today to see it all and discuss corrections to all the issues. Thank goodness we’ve only paid for half of their total.  At least we’ll have that remaining amount to get them to fix everything and make it right.

The counter top guys drilled four holes for the faucet and soap dispenser behind the sink.  When our wonderful plumber Chris Wrinkles set the faucet set up in the space, the handle turning it on and off banged into the bar top edge.  The best option was to install it without the piece on the bottom so he could adjust where the handle so it doesn’t hit the bar top edge.  10345759_789278814424137_3185991251744409715_nHowever, this makes two unnecessary holes show up.  After much discussion Chris worked with Rachel at Coburn’s (great lady, great company) to come up with a different faucet.  After a couple of calls and text messages about options we chose one that will work.   We ordered the new one.  It will be here Monday and Chris will come back to install it then.  Just a bump in the road, but on top of the other issues this morning it kind of put a damper on the day.  If you have plumbing needs, Chris Wrinkles is the guy to call!

I can’t tell you how smoothly this construction has gone so far with hardly any problems.  I think that trend ended!

We now have toilets installed, tub fixtures installed and running water in the tubs and toilets now.  Yeah for running water – the porta potty can go and will be picked up Monday!!!!!

20150306_125759 20150306_125812 20150306_125826Our stained concrete guys removed the covering from the floor this morning.  We still can’t tell what it will look like since it’s not sealed and lots of dust remains even after a good sweeping. It’s nice to be able to look at flooring instead

of paper covering now.

20150306_130124 20150306_12594320150306_113128Roy purchased decorative supports for under the breakfast bar.

The counter top/cabinet workers came back this afternoon to correct all the problems which included replacing the entire back splash behind the sink under the breakfast bar.  They also smoothed out some rough spots in different places and added a strip of wood for the dishwasher to be screwed into. They ran out of time so they didn’t install the trim or change the door around.

20150306_125645Our closet man, Martin Balisteri with Quality Closets Design and Installation) met with us with us chosing what we wanted for each closet, linen closet, pantry and laundry room.   He had lots of options available and he carries his inventory with him as you can see from one of the pictures.  He did his work very efficiently, left no trash (very important to me) and wrapped it up in no time at all.  Plus his price was right.  I highly recommend any one needing this to give Martin a call.

20150306_133251 20150306_133209 20150307_094920 After realizing the decorative bars Roy got for under the breakfast bar were too big we made another trip to Lowe’s in Hammond to purchase smaller ones.

The advertisement to rent the house started yesterday and we’ve already received a couple of inquiries, no appointments set yet but at least it’s started!  Here’s a link to the facebook photo album I created for the photos we selected to use for advertisement.  You’ve probably seen them all but now they are in one place.

https://www.facebook.com/rosalyn.chauvin/media_set?set=a.10101389745361454.1073741840.50313942&type=3

Ya’ll come back now, ya hear!

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