And just like that, mechanical is done! As of Friday, all of the electric, plumbing, and HVAC work has concluded. While this was one of the less exciting steps of the process, it was fun to see where our can lights were placed in the kitchen and living room.
We upgraded the lighting in the kitchen to include six can lights across the ceiling (those metal fixtures you can see in the photo), and I already love how they are placed above the “island” that houses the sink and dishwasher. I don’t think I’ve actually included a photo of that section of the kitchen before, so here it is looking in from the living room.
The half-wall will give this area a nice open feel, and I’ll be able to watch TV while I cook or do dishes. It’ll be a lot easier to visualize once the drywall is installed, but for a sneak peak, check out the virtual tour on the builder’s website.
My photo software nearly cropped them out, but you get the idea. They’ll look great when we get around to doing the built-in bookcases in those nooks!
Lastly, further testament to the organizational abilities of our contractor: every finish of our house is currently written in erasable marker on our sliding door. Now, any tradesperson that walks into the house will know exactly what color cabinet, countertop, paint, etc he/she should be installing. Hopefully there will be zero confusion when all that fun stuff starts happening.
Next stop on the home building train: Insulation Town, followed by Drywall City!