After weeks of demo and the rough stages we are so thrilled to have finally entered the drywall phase of this renovation. All the framing, plumbing and electrical revisions have been completed, inspected and approved. Thankfully we have graduated from the rough stage and are moving on to the finish phase of this master bath renovation.
Things should move along rather quickly from this point forward (or so my client hopes), as the trades prepare for the installation of the exquisite tiles, stone, cabinetry, fixtures and fittings. Expert preparation on each and every surface is imperative. We have some unique and specialized materials specified for this nature inspired master bath. All of which require ideal surface conditions and expert installation techniques to ensure these products shine.
Looking forward to the tile installation coming up next week.
Last post I mentioned our onsite “shear wall” issue and how it seemed to hinder the sizing of our windows and limited the amount of natural light be filtered into the space. So we “skooched” (a highly technical term) the inner windows slightly to accommodate one more window of equal size – and equally spaced – therefore only needing to re-frame and order one more window of the same size.
Unfortunately from our last site meeting to this one – the pony wall (which was originally framed 8” too high) was not lowered to the correct height. Always stay on top of your plans…..have everything documented and double check everything on site!
Here is an exterior view of the beach home with the newly framed windows along the left side.
To Be Continued……..
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Article by Lori Gilder, Architectural Interior Designer, Los Angeles, Ca. © 2012 Lori Gilder. Interior Makeovers Inc.