I went out of town at the beginning of the week again and dropped by the house Wednesday evening. The backsplash, outside ground spots, logs for the fireplace, and closet shelves were all installed while I traveled.
The light post and the garage lights.
The ground spots used to light up the outside of the house. We'll eventually hide them in the landscaping. The boxes are there to limit mud splashing back on the bricks while the bricks are washed (to knock off excess mortar) on Thursday.
We have a street number! Which makes this a real house.
The house from the road.
Backsplash - a mix of marble with absolute black granite insets and some random 1" tiles we found at Home Depot for trim at the bottom.
Another view of the kitchen with the backsplash. After we move in, we'll track down some outlet covers that match the marble so you don't get the jarring white/black combination on the backsplash.
Closeup of the backsplash.
Pantry. Closet shelves were installed.
Coat closet on the main level. With shoe racks at the bottom.
One of the closets (his / her) in the master bed room.
The tub was installed and tiling touched up around the tub.
The covering paper was also pulled up so you can see the master bath floor for the first time in a long time.
Fireplace, now with screen and gas logs.
Switch (Fire switch?) for the gas logs.
The gas line to the outside of the house was hooked up. It'll run to the fireplace and to the range. We don't have a propane tank, yet, however.
To get a Certificate of Occupancy, we had to put railings to block exit from the main level doors that will eventually (year? two years from now?) open onto a deck.
Grass is coming in.
Glass shelf in the main level bath.
Perhaps the most important thing to be done - the water is all hooked up.
Outside faucet on the backside (basement). We can mix and match hot and cold water so we can bathe the dogs in the winter.
The driveway with surface treatment (tar and gravel). We'll pave next summer (not to save money which is why we delayed other things, but to let the ground settle first)