Once insulation and drywall are in, the finish-phase can begin! This is my favorite part because it’s when all of the things I’ve picked out, designed, specified, and envisioned start to show up in the space. This includes trim style, cabinetry, lighting, plumbing, tile, countertops, carpet, hardwood flooring, and paint. I enjoy the framing stage because it’s vital for the pieces that come during this last phase (such as: shampoo niches, incorporated shelving spaces, etc..) but, it’s less obvious to the homeowner and not as exciting.
Matt and I installed some of the trim-work ourselves to cut back on the timeline and work load for our contractor. When you have the right tools, it’s a piece of cake. Hints the handy dandy nail gun. Luckily, we did not have any crown molding or intricate trim designs installed in this project. Crown molding is not for the simple DIY-er or mathematically…we learned the hard way on our old home. We used all flat 1×4″ for our door/window casings and baseboard.
Up next, painting!