Sunday, June 13, 2010

Granite Top for the BBQ

The outdoor BBQ is now complete. When we moved in the prior owners took the BBQ with them leaving a big hole.
John had the carpenter add the L to the base eliminating the painful kicking of the gas pipe and increase work space for John's grilling.  John bought a BBQ from a local business specializing in BBQ's and the granite top, a housewarming gift from John's parents, was added on Saturday.

Thank you Frank and Amy for the awesome housewarming gift.  As you can see, the completed BBQ looks awesome.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

The Pool's Done

On April 5th, the pool guys starting chipping out the pool and finished in less than a day.  On Thursday the plaster was put down and started filling the pool.  For 2 days, 2 hoses ran and filled the pool finishing Saturday around noon.  At 6:30pm, Gerald came over with his pool supplies and helped get the pump running.  Hurray!  It works!
Shortly after house purchase. There is very little water at bottom of pool

Last week, the rains filled the bottom, which quickly turned green and became mosquito breeding grounds.  Muric acid took care of that. 

After the plaster is chipped away.

The pool guys spraying the plaster.

The steps have cool blue diamonds on them.
Thursday evening the pool is filling up.

John and Gerald fret if the pool pump is going to work.

Checking out the new pool

Hurray!  It's done and beautiful.

Monday, March 29, 2010

New Backsplash in Kitchen

With the completion of the backsplash, the kitchen is complete.
 There is still organizing that needs to be done inside the cabinets but the kitchen is done.
 It looks fantastic.

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Wednesday, March 10, 2010


The kitchen turned out great and the cabinets and granite is beautiful.  The kitchen sink is working and the stove is left to be hooked up.  The tile for the back splash has been ordered and then the kitchen is done.

The Family Room, Living Room and Dining Room

All the furniture is in the house and slowly it is taking shape.

Looking at the living room through the pass-through in the kitchen

The living room and the library red wall. You can see the granite in the pass-through at the bottom of the picture

The dining room (from the living room). Through the pass-through you can see the kitchen.

The family room (pass-through is on the right)

The family room looking at the fireplace.  Look how awesome the floor looks.

The light weight piano

Sundae looking under the new rug for a toe to bite.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Floor Unveiled

Finally, all the butcher paper and cardboard was removed from the hardwood floor revealing a beautiful, teak floor.  Its gorgeous!

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Kitchen Cabinets and Granite Countertops

The cabinets and granite countertops are in and look great.  Everything is matching really well.

A picture to the left of the stove.

A picture to the right of the dishwasher.  You can see the new window/door to the right of the picture.

A close up of the granite

The pass through with granite

The opening is where the stove goes and above that is the microwave. To the right of the doorway is the refrigerator.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Getting Closer

Underneath the butcher paper and cardboard boxes is the completed wood flooring. If you look on the edges, you can see it peeking through.  The base cabinets are in and the doors and uppers should be installed in a couple of weeks.  The appliances have been delivered too.  Carpet is being installed this week so maybe next week I'll have pictures of the carpet.

Kitchen with base cabinets and new refrigerator


And the big gaping hole in the back of the house finally has a door too.