I sure didn’t know that at this point in the construction process it would get crazy. Winter is almost here in Ca. and fortunately the roof is on.
Also the windows are in and only the doors remain to be installed.
We have ordered all the flooring for the house except for the bathroom tiles. When you are putting down over 7,000 sq. ft. of flooring, boy does it get expensive! We decided that paying extra for quality products would be worth it in the long run, but still… The good news was we saved on flooring for one set of stairs because they are log.
The next items up for discussion and that means making decisions, are light fixtures, bathroom tile and counter tops, stain and log finish colors, the concrete design for the front deck and balconies, the composition of the driveway and parking areas and if we will have enough left over for the tennis court finish work, the swimming pool, the hot tub and a fire pit. Plus, I’ve always dreamed of water features like a small stream and ponds. Hmmmm
We made a decision on how to finish bathroom #5. We were going to put in a steam sauna unit, but the one I wanted was discontinued. Then we thought a tile shower would work, but since we have these fantastic Jason Microsilk spa tubs in the other 4 bathrooms, I didn’t want this wonderful bedroom to be without one. So I will order a tub/shower combination for this one too.
I did mention there are a LOT of decisions to be made at this time. They have started chinking the logs and we picked a matching color. Our cedar logs are so beautiful I don’t want anything to distract from the look.
Last but not least we have to pick out 2 fireplaces, one for the great room and another for our largest bedroom. (The US Open room) The spacing for the great room fireplace is to the left of the row of beams.Here is a picture of our dining area. Sierra Log Homes, our log supplier has a giant cedar tree that they will cut for us to make our front door and also I’m thinking of using it for our dining tables. We want to take advantage of the fantastic view from the windows and out over the balcony on the other side.
Our kitchen cabinets for the apartment kitchen have arrived and the main kitchen’s should arrive next week. Then we’ll be talking about sheet rock. I think the log siding goes on next too for the garage area of the house. Here’s another picture of our log stairs. I am really happy with the log work and our log stacker crew really know what they are doing. Love their handy work and attention to detail on the logs.