I have not been posting much because I have been tied up with house renovations.
My old house (remember the white kitchen cabinets) sold in less than a day, so I guess no one minded the inconsistent reveal from the scribe strip I put up.
I had about 1 week to enjoy the old house before I started on the new one. The renovations here are extensive (to say the least!).
This was a perfectly good house in move in condition, that is, if you have 70's taste. Nice wall paper and shag carpet everywhere. Very little had been done to this house since it was built in 1975, exactly what I was looking for. The main floor was broken up into little rooms, a hallway, kitchen, living and dining room with a den behind the garage.
Katarina and I totally demolished the main floor. We took out two 20 yard dumpsters. All the interior walls on the main floor, all the old flooring and 95% of the cabinetry throughout the house.
This is what it looked like after a little demo,
Two temporary walls were built in place to support the second floor as the main load bearing wall was removed,
The beam is huge. In order for it to be flush mounted, it had a flange welded onto the bottom of it to carry the second floor joists that used to rest on a 2x6 wall that also housed the all the air supplies and returns from the second floor.
All the electrical from the interior walls has been moved or removed. The HVAC ducts have been rerouted to the outside walls and tucked into a soffit that runs around the main open room.
My main question is how to deal with this soffit for paint and "orange peel" knocked down spray on texturing.
1) Treat the entire soffit as the ceiling and texture the side and bottom of it, paint the entire soffit white like the ceiling.
2) Texture just the bottom of the soffit, paint it white like the ceiling and paint vertical portion the same colour as the body of the room.
3) No texture on the soffit at all, paint the entire soffit the same colour as the room.
Being the wood guy I am, I would like to add some crown detail, but I don't know where or even if I should.
The floor and new staircase with be Jatoba. The kitchen cabinets will be cherry, you can see the rough in for the island beside the dishwasher. There are lots of new pot lights and rough ins for a fixture above the kitchen/dining table (in front of the new sliding door) and pendants above the island.
What are your ideas?
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