Do you want to build a custom home? Do you want to renovate your existing home? My husband Mike and I have done both.
Our third-floor renovation feels like an adventure that never ends! This is the stage where we are sick and tired of construction. The newness and excitement have worn off. But the work proceeds. And at a good pace! It’s time for the wood trim.
All along, our general contractor/carpenter Jimmy has scheduled and supervised the different trades and inspections. It’s easy to work with Jimmy. I always know what to expect. And he’s at least two steps ahead of where my brain thinks we are in the process, which means we had very few delays! So installation of the wood trim is right on schedule.
It’s Jimmy’s turn to shine! It’s time for doors to be hung, window/door trims to be cut/installed along with the baseboards! In came the special saw, what seemed like miles of raw, uncut wood trim, and the doors. I ordered the door hardware and it was sitting in boxes stacked on the new window seat (one of three) just waiting to be installed too.
Jimmy and I discussed what sort of moldings he would create for us. We wanted to keep with the Victorian tradition of lots of heavy, gorgeous wood trims and moldings on the first floor (check), still ornate but downsized slightly on the 2nd floor (check) and we opted for simpler but still similar wood trim (no crown molding, for example) on the third floor.
We used the same style doors and the same style hardware on the third floor as we used on the first and second floors years ago. It looks great! And it’s the right thing to do.
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