As you can see the finish phase is steadily moving forward. The custom-made to match trim has been installed and the old carpeting and floor protection has come up to be refinished. Matching hardwood was installed in the kitchen, 1/2 bath and wet bar spaces. Careful attention to detail was taken to ensure that the transition from old flooring to the new flooring was seamless. Creating a seamless look between the new & old is key to a successful renovation. The existing hardwood oak flooring (common) consisted of individual pieces cut at a min. of 6-8′ in length, which we matched with the new pieces. We also made sure that when it came time to step the toothing of the new flooring that we matched the old flooring that was at a minimum of 2- 2’6″ apart to create a sharp look. The photo above, from the dining room through to the kitchen, was taken during the sanding process.
One of the really exciting surprises we found during this phase was in the third floor dressing room under the old carpet was a magnificent hardwood floor with inlay design. This can be seen in the photos below. We will now be salvaging this floor and refinishing to show of this great character of the house.
- Third floor is being prep. for paint, floor sanding, & tile install.
- Second floor: flooring to be sanded, stained to match the ball room & two coats of polyurethane installed.
- First floor: kitchen electrical to be finished, plaster of the kitchen completed, & refurbished windows to be installed.
- Custom mill-work (kitchen cabinets, wet bar, vanities) to be installed
- Finish paint
- Installation of all refurbished french doors to be installed
- All new weather-stripping to be installed once french doors have been set
- Full staircase restoration to begin
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