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Sunset / SF: Floors

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Finishes Begin

Lots of sanding.  Lots of dust.  Lots of work preparing surfaces for finishes.  There is a coat of primer on the walls.  This is a critical step because it serves as the hand-off from the drywallers to the painters.  Once the primer hits the wall, any rough areas can be seen and addressed.  The floors have been patched and sanded.  We have decided to use a new flooring finish on this house.  We’ve been hearing good things about the product and it scores green points by being a noVOC product.  We’re using Rubio Monocoat in the color charcoal.  The color that you see in the photo is from the fumed coat.  This treatment adds a greying effect to the wood, which we thinks ties in well with our contemporary finishes.  The floors will be stunning!

Tomorrow the color coat goes down on our hardwood.  Meanwhile, the finished concrete floors downstairs will receive a sealer.  We will let the floors take a siesta over the weekend and then begin trim in earnest next week.  Cabinets will be installed.  Tile details will be applied.  Countertops will be templated.  Color will hit the walls.  The finish line is coming into focus.

 

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Sunset / SF: Sheetrock

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Bringing It Back Together

All of our rough inspections are complete!  Design evolved along the way.  Details were added.  The house starts to take on some personality.  As with any project, there is some give and some take.  There is always the unexpected turn or two.  But the landmark of completing all rough inspections is behind us, and we have covered the walls with sheetrock.  This is the stage when rooms take on their definition and you can start to feel the flow of the house.  We will wrap up sanding the drywall this week and will then prime the entire house.

Next week we will be moving into our flooring upstairs.  We began floating the bathrooms this week and will begin setting tile in the next couple of days.  The roof has been replaced, as well as some new skylights.  We insulated the entire house before the sheetrock went up; this will ensure that our radiant heating system is at top efficiency.  In a couple of weeks our finish work will kick in to high gear.  April will see this house come to market!

 
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Posted by on March 7, 2013 in jobsite, photos, project, Remodel

 

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Sunset / SF: Starting Over

Kitchen Frame

This is our project out in the Sunset District.  The house was in rough shape and needed some real love.  The downstairs was an unfinished basement and will be converted into a master suite with an office.  There will also be a laundry room and a mudroom upon entry.  A one-car garage will remain.  The upstairs will go through a minor transformation.  The majority of the house was covered in the cork panels that you see on the right.  The kitchen was closed off, the bathroom outdated and the bedroom closets were “unique.”  We have stripped the floor back and will put in a gourmet kitchen.  What was once a wall will now be a peninsula to open up the space between the kitchen and living room.  The hallway wall was pulled back to open up the space more, but to retain privacy for the bath entry.  This photo captures work at the middle of framing.  As the job progresses we’ll check in from this same perspective to watch the change.  Stay tuned.

 
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Posted by on January 15, 2013 in Framing, jobsite, Kitchen, photos, project, Remodel

 

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