Monday, August 5, 2013

Day 77 - Concrete, electricians, fireplace

Days 75 & 76 were the weekend and brought no work at the house.  Today (day 77) they poured our driveway and sidewalks, put up our fireplace surround, and started installing light fixtures, covering outlets, and putting in light switches.  We also got a whole bunch of smoke detectors.

Glad we went with the concrete
That's a lot of snow plowing!
Master & girls bath light fixture
Powder Room Light

Fireplace surround

I am actually pretty happy with the lights.  We did not do a light upgrade I wasn't really sure what we were going to get.  The dining room light isn't up yet, but I saw the box and I like it.  The fireplace... I certain this is not the granite surround we choose.  I am not sure what the mix up was - maybe when we looked at the samples we read the wrong name, maybe the SR put the name in the computer wrong...I am not sure.  BUT this is Tropical Brown and on our order it says Tropical Brown.  I would not have chosen a dark color like this because all of our other granite is light.  PM said we could change it out but it would have to be after we close because it takes a few weeks to come in.  Hubby, mom, and dad all like it...I am just not sold on it and not sure what to do :(

Painter will be in all week, electricians will probably be back tomorrow finishing up, grading will be going on tomorrow, and carpet Wed & Thurs. 


  1. I like the dark color around the fireplace. If we had not decided to do the stone fireplace I would have wanted a dark surround even though we will have lighter granite in the kitchen.

  2. I think it's pretty, most fireplaces have a darker surround. It's more dramatic with the white surround, if you went really light it might look washed out.

    1. Thanks, I think we are going to keep it.

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