The tile is grouted and the “kitchenette” and baseboards installed.
Lori went up to the desert house on Monday and started the grouting. She got enough grouted so she could work on the kitchenette. On Wednesday she went back up and framed up the counter and installed it so the plumber could install a sink.
Saturday we headed up with the mini fridge we bought on Friday and got everything ready to continue grouting. That’s when I left for Skype furniture shopping spree with Amber, Taylor and Della. That story is fun and deserves a post of its own so back to the tile.
When I got back Lori was well into the grouting and I joined right in. Within a couple of hours the grouting of the floor was completed. We then planned out the baseboards.
There is a one-inch by two-inch concrete ledge on three of the walls. Trying to figure out a baseboard that would work on these walls and the walls without the ledge was quite amusing.
We went to Home Depot and found a 3.5 inch border and a 1 inch border that nearly match. Then we got 1x.5 inch and 2x.5 inch border and framed around the ledge to equal the 3.5 inch size of the other walls. The only unfortunate part was we could not release the miter saw to get a blade into it. So we used a hand saw and a skill saw and just went with boxed corners.
We worked on the baseboards and got them all in. The “ledge” ends are basically wrapped in the border and the 1″ trim on top. It matches up with the drywall sides pretty darn well and we left feeling we got a lot accomplished.
Hard to think that less than a month ago we were just starting and pulling out the carpet! There is still another coat of paint needed in the bathroom and we have to seal the grout and finish up things like hardware but we will be completed within a couple weeks, just in time to move Daniel into the studio and the nieces into the house.