The original barn door I am refinishing for the bathroom. Cool hardware is my next search.
Looking out from the room to what will be the roof terrace. The silver box in the half wall will house the controls for the radiant floor heating.
We left the origional support pillar of old brick exposed. The door next to it is the walk in shower.
Six days into phase two of our fifth renovation project. You may remember we had gotten the roof on before the winter set in - the worst in terms of cold and humidity in decades. Mind you, last year was the record winter for snow fall -- over 11 feet. This winter can only be described as miserable. In two months, it rarely got above freezing, and we were inundated with fog, freezing rain, snow and dampness like never before. The only silver lining was that we got the roof on before this misery started. But the bad news is that we are at least three weeks behind schedule.
On Friday of last week, the construction crew determined that the temperature, now above 37 degrees Farenheit, would allow cement to set, so they got busy. The room is now fully plastered, the final finish coate is going on, and things are starting to take shape. They have been working furiously to make up for the lost time.
I am very grateful that we were able to start construction again-- we were feeling like horses locked up in the stable with no where to turn.
The next thing to get done will be a layer of floor cement, followed by the insulation and water spirals for the floor heating, followed by another layer of cement, followed by the floor tiles, which are here, ready and waiting to be installed.
I have decided to do the bathroom floor in a mosaic of travertine, river stone and my own fired ceramics.