Loose Ends

These past two weekends have been very productive! Last weekend my dad and I (mostly my dad) finished the last interior walls of this project- our closet! Obviously our closet isn’t DONE, but hey, the walls are up.

a side view of the closet

a side view of the closet

a view from the doorway looking into the closet

a view from the doorway looking into the closet

Another loose end that was tied up just yesterday was insulation. Jacob was able to insulate almost the entire back area, but ran out of spray foam before he could finish a month or two back. So yesterday morning he suited up again and finished it off.

ready to go!

ready to go!

most of the bathroom still needed insulation

most of the bathroom still needed insulation

so did our future reading nook and wood stove area

so did our future reading nook and wood stove area

so puffy!

so puffy!

all done!

all done!

Randy has also been finishing up the majority of the electric work in our master bed/bath and laundry room. We now have a working vent for the bathroom, and all of the lighting is done except for the main light in our bedroom (there were some funky issues going on with the fixture we bought- but Randy figured it out after doing some research so that will go in soon.

the vent

the vent

two of the recessed lights in the bathroom- on and working great!

two of the recessed lights in the bathroom- on and working great!

Yesterday afternoon Jacob and I did all the interior plumbing work for our bathtub faucet, which will dispense from the ceiling (shout-out to my brother-in-law Eric for introducing us to this concept!). The main reason we decided on a faucet dispensing from the ceiling is price. Because Jacob and I decided on a freestanding bathtub, we had to get a freestanding faucet to go along with it. Turns out freestanding faucets are ridiculously expensive. In fact, we were able to buy the ceiling faucet that comes with a remote control where you can input your temperature and water height preferences into for about 1/2 to 2/3 the cost of a floor-mounted freestanding faucet. Pretty awesome.

the faucet

the faucet

hot and cold go into this guy to blend the two to create your ideal bathtub water temperature

hot and cold go into this guy to blend the two to create your ideal bathtub water temperature

Next weekend the plan of action is for my dad and I to figure out shower stuff. We still need to build the shower bench AND we need to figure out everything we’re going to have to do in terms of flooring for the drain we bought. We got a really cool drain that you put along the threshold of the should (not a center circle drain but a long, straight skinny one), but now we have to figure out the slopes, heights, etc. for everything to work and drain properly.

just a picture from the company website- but this is the idea of the drain

just a picture from the company website- but this is the idea of the drain

Another thing we hope to do next weekend is begin hanging drywall. However, it all depends on the weather. If it so much as drizzles over next weekend we won’t be able to do drywall. This is because if drywall is exposed to any water it is ruined. If we aren’t able to get started on drywall, Jacob will continue to do plumbing work (we still need to plumb the sinks, tub, shower and toilet). Either way, we’ve still got plenty of work ahead of us!

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