Although it doesn't look like much progress was made today, that is not the case. I spent a vast majority of the day today reinforcing and trimming out the outside, the stairs base and the kitchen.
As you can see the front got a face lift. I finally have stairs and a threshold. I know, there is still no front door, but I still haven't decided for sure what I want it to look like. I have a few ideas, but somehow, they just don't seem to fit the house. It isn't super important for right now anyway. It doesn't HAVE to be there until the whole house is in the finishing state anyway. When I find the perfect door, I will know it. In the mean time, I have added window ledges to the outside of the front windows. I'll have to put some beautiful potted flowers there when I'm done.
I'm liking the "stone" stairs. It gives the feeling of stability. I plan on using the same "stone" look to the plywood parts of the outside of the house as well.
The back of the house also got trimmed out today. These were the windows that were still held in by tape yesterday. I probably won't do anything about steps until this is all mounted on it's final base because I am going to want to do something a bit elaborate for the back yard (cause that's what I like to do), and that will include the entrance into it.
Now, zooming down into the kitchen, you can see a few changes have been made there. I am going to add a slightly dropped ceiling in there, so that lighting can be set into it, and the wires can be hidden. The ceiling will be framed out with the trim that was added today. Once the ceiling is ready, it will be dropped into place and glued in, but I want to get more of the details such as a sink and stuff done first.
This view allows you to see the face of the trim for the ceiling, as well as the trim around the edge of the wall, and the oven stack, that the ceiling will rest on. It should have a enclosed and "finished" look once the next floor is added.
This view focusses more on the breakfast bar trim.
And the final picture this evening shows more of the bar trim and the trim at the base of the stairs.
It's not there yet, but it's sure coming along!