Thursday, March 12, 2009

Final inspection...signed off!

The nicest King County building inspector gal that Jake has ever met came out today and gave us the mighty blessing!

Oh sure, we have to finish the back deck and have her come out to see that when completed but basically we are ok to move in. Hurray!!!!!!!!!!!!

She was very decent and knowledgeable and it really topped off the whole arduous process with a positive note.

I really haven't talked much about this addition. Probably because it has been such a daily process for so long but it looks like it is now coming close to the end. Those of you who know me well, have been living and breathing this blasted project forever. So, thanks for hanging in there with me!

So, it is time for some picts:

First, let me say, Jake did all the finish work in the addition except paint, flooring and tile. Finish work is his real forte. His perfectionist tenancies really pay off on these sorts of projects. He was responsible for picking all the colors and I think they really turned out nice. I was very involved early on with design process and layout so I do feel like it has been a collaboration although Jake did all the work.

This is the long awaited master bedroom. Don't mind that drop cloth on the floor. Behind the blue wall, which is really a head board wall, is two walk in closets. One for each of us. Yah! Jake doesn't have to look at my piles anymore, or visa versa! Notice the sweet little gas fireplace in the corner. Cozy and simply flip a switch!

Here is the master bathroom which is a pretty big deal for us. After living in a 2 bedroom house with one bathroom for 8 years as a family of 4, we have been feeling a little bathroom starved. This one is all our very own, no sharing, unless we really like you.

This is the trick shower in the master. We are big shower people in our family. The kids are the only ones that bath and now that Molly is getting to be a big girl, Shea may be the lone bather.

I pushed for those pebble mosaic tiles. They come in a 12 inch square sheet with mesh backing. I am just tickled the way it turned out. The shower pan is also the pebble mosaic and it feels like a little foot massage as you stand on it.

Hat tip goes to our excellent tile guy, Sergi. He really did a nice job.

We did two shower heads, one on each wall for added grooviness. And, I can safely say that this is the most excellent shower I have ever been lucky enough to own.

So, all is well. I am beginning to fill the closets, quickly. And, we plan to tackle moving our bed down tomorrow. We have one of those Sleep Number beds and it comes apart in 82 pieces or there abouts so I want to start early enough that we can get it up and running by bed time.

Molly will move across the hall into our old room tomorrow as well. The kids will finally get their own rooms. Kisses and accolades to my great kids for hanging in there too. They have been such good sports about sharing a very small space all this time.

So, it is a busy weekend ahead but exciting, like a new chapter.

3 comments:

Holly Nappi Collins said...

Hey looks good!! I love the gas fireplace!! We have one in our family room and I would never part with it. I would love one in my bedrooom but that will never happen!! Good for you!!

deirdre said...

Yippee! Congrats on passing inspection. What a perfect way to start the long weekend!

Everything looks gorgeous. Pat on the back to Jake for his vision and hard work.

Heidi on Vashon said...

The pebble band MAKES it! Nice.

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