Friday, July 27, 2012

Men At Work!

It has been another busy week!  

I want to give a great big thanks to the gutter installers.  They were a really great group of guys.  I asked them if they could fix a downspout that had fallen at my current house.  They said that they would stop by later that night.  I did not expect them to show up.  It was really hot and they were installing gutters on a few more houses that day.  Surprise, surprise... they rang my doorbell that evening.  I said, "I didn't think you would come."   Bo said, "I promised!"

If you need new gutters, leaf guards/gutter guards (see pictures below) or any painting work done, give Bo Yilmaz a call at 609-227-8171.  His company, SM Baltimore, is based out of Maryland, but will travel to D.C., Virginia, New Jersey and Delaware!  As you can see in the pictures, he installs quality gutter guards that are screwed down versus the vinyl leaf guards that are snapped on.  Their prices are reasonable and their service is impeccable.  

I placed a picture below of our new morning room ceiling for "Colette" & "UnsafePrune" (Ryan Homes bloggers).  They asked about the peak in our morning room.  Our current Ryan Home (Courtland) and new Ryan Home (Avalon) morning rooms both have a flat surface at the top where the fan rough-in is installed.  For some reason, in other states, RH has the ceiling of the morning room come to a peak and the fan is installed off-centered to the left.  See Colette's post here: http://movingtothecountryryanhomes.blogspot.com/2012/07/our-bad-news-turned-into-good-news.html

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Heating & Air Conditioning Tech

HVAC tech working on the upstairs' heat pump in the attic

Gutter installation



The driveway is being installed




Dishwasher and cooktop being delivered

They are making the gutters on site


Gutter guards

Gutter guards... a must have with all of the trees that surround us

SM Baltimore, LLC - A great group of guys.  The owner, Bo, (on right)
Wood Floors





They had a couple of saws going on top of all of the banging and nail gun pops!


A lot of dust and noise!


This guy stopped by to tuck away the safety hooks that are on the roof for
later use in 20-30 years (hopefully that long!) when we need a new roof.

The hook man!

The stone for our fireplace has arrived!

This picture is for "*colette*" & "UnsafePrune" (RH bloggers)
that asked about the peak in our morning room. 

My current morning room in my Courtland. 
I wish they still offered these windows in the new morning rooms.
Here are more pictures of our Courtland: https://picasaweb.google.com/113112933421614166500/ForRentBergamontCourtWaldorfMD20603?authuser=0&feat=directlink

These guys were the best!  They came to my current Ryan Home (pictured)
to fix our 2-story downspout that fell a few months ago. 


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Monday, July 23, 2012

Let There Be Light & 1 Million Pictures!

We have electricity!!!  The electricians were back today to install all of the light fixtures.  The plumber ran the remaining pipes and will be back tomorrow to install our toilets.  Guardian finished their job.  Our ceramic tile was installed over the weekend.  Also, our PM contacted the concrete company and they are going to come back out to center the walkway. :-)

Next on the schedule: 
  • Asphalt Driveway
  • Grading
  • Stone will be installed on fireplace 
  • Gutters
  • Propane Tank (for fireplace)
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Carpet
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Stratford Place SD92 with SD95 listello with white grout

Stratford Place SD92 with SD95 listello with white grout & Cherry Bordeaux Cabinets

Stratford Place SD92 with SD95 listello with white grout

Stratford Place SD92 with SD95 listello with white grout & Cherry Bordeaux Cabinets

Stratford Place SD92 with SD95 listello with white grout


Shower & Step up from Master Bathroom
Stratford Place SD92 with SD95 listello with white grout


Laundry Room - Ceramic Tile - Brixton 12x12 Mushroom with Harvest grout
(in powder room also)
I had to check my site plan to make sure the walkway was suppose to be straight!

Neighborhood Deer

I hope they visit our house!

My favorite electricians are back!


My powder room mirror was hanging a few days ago. 
Then it disappeared, so I thought that someone took it. 
Nope... I found it under the kitchen sink today!

Recessed Light Canisters





Master Bathroom Bathtub - Stratford Place SD92 with SD95 listello with white grout


Tight Squeeze - Master bathroom ceiling over toilet

Master Bathroom Shower - Stratford Place SD92 with SD95 listello with white grout

Guest Bathrooms - White Cabinets



Oh no... the chandelier is centered with the off-center walkway!!!
Note: They moved it to the right by the end of the day.

My kids said that this would be a good window to crawl out of. 
Absolutely not!!!

Backyard

Our lot is partially wooded in the back

Our electrician, Roger, has great taste in music! 
I don't understand most of the words, but it has a great beat. 
Listen for yourself:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tzHnkrhwpk&feature=colike

Going down to the basement

Electric panel #1

A peek inside the electrician's bag!

Double Ovens








Me: Can I take your picture?  Plumber: Why? Me: For my website.  Plumber: Okay!

I think it is safe to say that is he thinking: "What is this crazy lady talking about?"!
He was waiting on the toilets that never arrived, so he'll be back tomorrow. 
I'll have to share the blog with him!



LIGHTS!!!  Do you see the moon?

My now centered chandelier!



Guest Room Bathroom

More lights!

Upgraded Pull-out Faucet

From kitchen: family room to the left, back staircase, dining room & laundry room/garage to the right



We have an address!

The moon

I couldn't get enough of the lights!

Electric Panels

Guardian was back!


Flood Lights

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