Jan 4, 2019: Doors and Architraves

Quick update after a busy week hanging doors, adding more kitchen cabinets and starting to install the architraves. Cintia’s been painting away while I’ve been doing the carpentry. Things are starting to come together nicely.

Hanging the last two doors for the closet of the second bedroom.

Hanging the last two doors.

We won’t be putting the architraves around the doors or the skirting boards on until we’ve laid the floor. Apart from the tiled areas in the bathrooms and kitchen, we’ll be using a floating bamboo floor throughout the house. Because this clicks together and is not nailed down, it needs room to be able to expand and contract with changes in temperature and humidity. This means we have to leave about a ten millimetre gap all the way around the edge of the flooring. This will be hidden under the skirting boards which will be 18mm thick. So we’ll lay the flooring and then install the rest of the trim.

Meanwhile we can complete the architraves around the windows which we started today.

Today we started installing architraves around the windows.

Today we started installing architraves around the windows.

Next week we’ll make another trip to the mainland to collect our flooring, tiles, kitchen, plumbing and electrical fittings. Then we’ll have most of what we need to finish the interior.

More photos soon.

Happy New Year. I hope it’s a great one for everyone.

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