Roof, brick, electric

This week, it’s been all about the roof, brick, & electric – nothing too sexy, but all pretty important.

First up is the roof. The roof over the kitchen/bathroom bump-out and the south bay window needed to be replaced, so we went with metal with a copper look. In about 5-10 years, the roof on the main part of the house will need to be replaced and we will use the same material.

Looking out onto the kitchen roof, from the middle upstairs bedroom.

Working on the roof over the south bay window.

At the same time, we’ve had another crew working on prepping the interior brick. All of the exterior walls are 14-inch thick solid brick, and we’ve decided to keep most of it exposed. Some of it will be painted, but other walls will simply be sealed. So they are working on cleaning up the brick to get it ready to paint/seal.

South wall of the living room. The fireplace brick will be exposed and sealed, and the remainder will be painted a gray/greige.  We’re thinking about going with Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter.

Just a little pile of mortar dust (is that what you call it?) on the upstairs landing.

Upstairs landing, east wall. This will remained exposed, sealed brick and will carry into the master bedroom.

The big project coming up is electrical, which they’ve been chipping away at for a few weeks, but are going to hit pretty hard this week. They’ve buried the service line in the back yard, and placed the panel in the basement. All of the electrical boxes are set…so this week will be wire-pulling time!

Kitchen ceiling. There will be a chandelier over the island (we’re thinking it will be the Bistro Globe light from RH, but we haven’t purchased yet) and some can lights around the room.

Dining room. There will be two Mia Faceted-Crystal Chandeliers over the dining tables (these have been purchased), and a couple of can lights over the doorways.

Electrical boxes on the wall between the entry & living room. 

After electrical is done (hopefully by middle-end of this week…fingers crossed), we’ll get inspections done, then our sheet rock and hardwood floor repair teams are in the queue. We also met with our cabinet guy on Friday, and basically finalized our design there. He’ll be doing the kitchen cabinets, bar cabinet under the stairs, and our master bathroom vanity.

Slow. And. Steady.