The painters spent several days prepping the area with masking, paper and diligently covering the flooring and windows.
|Great room built in bookshelf|
|View of the kitchen from the great room|
|Prepping the box newels|
If your gut is telling you that a particular subcontractor is sort of a weirdo, don't discount that.
Had I trusted my gut, instead of our builder, we would have been in much better shape with cabinetry and our budget. I'm still kicking myself for not trusting my gut, as I always do, but it is what it is...
Our cabinets were delivered and according to our contract, they were supposed to be "painted, finish grade." What we received were cabinets with wood showing through what appeared to be primer. After many weeks of the cabinet guy being incommunicado, we felt as though we had no other choice but to hire our painter to remove all of the cabinet doors and drawers, and spray them into finished grade. If you're wondering, it was approximately $4,000 to have all of our cabinets repainted.
|Cabinets stacked in the garage|
|Bare wood = not good|
|Great room fireplace|
|Master bedroom fireplace|
As you can see below, I marked all of the doors with blue tape. When we threatened to withhold payment from incommunicado weirdo cabinet maker, he was suddenly willing and able to rectify the cabinet situation. We now have new doors that are ready to be installed by our finish carpenter. Suffice to say, it's amazing that I didn't end up committed after dealing with this particular guy.
|Desk in the kitchen|
|Vent hood installed, and it barely fit.|
|Looking at the kitchen from the great room|
|Staircase into the basement|