Tuesday, October 27, 2015

House Building Frustrations.....or So We Wait!

 Plumbing for tub in Master Bathroom is done and....
 Tub installed!
 Dave even took a bath!
Then he went to install the shower stall, and guess what...

 the drain hole is right over a floor joist.  Huge design flaw!
The stall cannot be moved as the only way to move it is in the same direction as the joist.  The joist cannot be cut and reinforced because it is enclosed in a basement ceiling, so it is not accessible.  We did find a drain that drains at a 45 degree angle, and it has to be ordered online.  So we wait.
 I am still trying to decide what to do about the kitchen.  Here are some design plans and the top one is the most recent.  Only I found out a couple of weeks ago, the fridge does not work where we planned on putting it all of this time.  So, that's on hold until I can either look at fridges or make another plan.  We are probably going to have to put it next to the dishwasher, which makes me lose counter space and top cabinet space.
So we wait.
 We are trying to decide which of these doors we want.
 to go between the den and the living/dining room (or great banquet hall)
We can't finish the trim until the door comes in.

 Only we found out that the opening we have is 48 inches and standard is 60 inches.  So, we have to special order whatever we decide.  So we wait.
 We did get the crown molding up in the den.

 And lastly, I ordered some windows three weeks ago because they went bad.  You can tell because they are double pane windows and they are foggy in between the panes.  Which means gas is leaking out.  Well, the replacement windows arrived yesterday and they are the wrong kind.   I re-ordered them.  So we wait....

And people wonder why this house isn't done!  Really?



  1. Oh man, you're having a run of bad luck! Hope everything starts going your way soon.

  2. It's certainly an adventure to renovate or build, I empathize.
    One comment on the doors to the LR/DR... your choices are pretty but I'm wondering if the lines on the windows are enclosed inside the glass? We have doors like your choice #3 & the metal around each pane is exposed. I find it a real PITA to clean with all those edges & trying to polish the glass right up to all those edges. Maybe that's just me, but if I had to replace them for some reason then I would want to look but with the glass smooth & easy to clean.

  3. Oh that sink is amazing! What a huge project I have never had the desire to build a house due to the number of decisions that would have to be made. And so much waiting for things outside your control. Can't wait to see the finished product though, clearly it's going to be an incredible home!

  4. Hi! How nice it will be for you to have that nice sink. It is discouraging when things don't work right. Especially when you want to get things done. Have a nice Thanksgiving! Nancy