Plumbing Day

Today we knocked some more things off of the list. Our plumber came over and installed sinks in the laundry room and studio. Before he could do that though we installed the new counter tops in each room. We measured the sinks and cut out the rough openings with a jig saw. We then attached the counters with a screw through the corner cleats in the base cabinets.  Once the counters were in place installing the sinks didn’t take too long.

We also had the plumber raise the hot and cold water outlets for the washing machine in the laundry room. This will allow us to turn off the water in case of an emergency without having to move the washing machine out from under, the yet to be installed, counter top. We decided to leave the electrical outlet above the future counter too in case we ever want to use it to plug in an iron or crafting tool. By the way, the washer weighs a ton so when we do the counter top over it, we’ll make the counter removable. That’s the only way to man handle the washer in and out; if the counter isn’t in the way. One last thing, we’ll just cut holes in the counter for all the hoses and power cord from the washer. It’ll look fine.

Now I just have to patch up the drywall in the laundry room and that project should be done for now.

laundry sink faucet includes a sprayer which will be good for cleaning the litter box.

laundry sink faucet includes a sprayer which will be good for cleaning the litter box.

Our linen patterned laminate top with the sink installed.

Our linen patterned laminate top with the sink installed.

We moved the washer shut off box up to clear the counter top we'll install above the washer at a later date.  Now on my to do list is fix the drywall.

We moved the washer shut off box up to clear the counter top we’ll install above the washer at a later date. Now on my to do list is fix the drywall.

My studio faucet is just a simple bar faucet.

My studio faucet is just a simple bar faucet.

Now I can clean brushes in my art studio.

Now I can clean brushes in my art studio.

Today's vegetables picked from our garden - we made big salads for dinner tonight. Yummy.

Today’s vegetables picked from our garden – we made big salads for dinner tonight. Yummy.

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6 thoughts on “Plumbing Day

  1. aahhh, progress — lookin’ good! as you might guess, i enjoy reading your blog and always find some parallels to our own never-ending lake house project. for instance, we finally got around to finishing our lower level concrete floors this month. we sealed instead of stained since we found that the various grey, taupe, and brown colors and patterns that were left from the original pour complement the tennessee fieldstone we used on the fireplaces and the foundation. now we are pondering caulk vs. grout for the expansion joints (our concrete guy mentioned grout so i presume that’s also a viable choice). i read that you used caulk — are you pleased with the results, i.e., ease of application, durability, cleanability? (is that a word?) i noticed a few colors at the big box store that might work for us so i’m leaning that way. also, we just now extended the plumbing from behind the washer through the drywall and over to a cut-off valve box that will be accessed at the back of the sink base cabinet since we, too, will have a continuous countertop over the whole shebang. the w/d dimensions will make the countertop abnormally high — sure wish the main brands like LG, Samsung, Whirlpool and the like would make undercounter models. sigh. guess i’ll be on my tippy toes folding laundry! oh well.

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    • Our cement guy used caulk – he just gobbed it in there. I imagined it’d fill the crack more fully and even with the surface. I guess I prefer the gummy smooth look of caulk vs. grout. And I’m sure my wife will prefer cleaning it vs. grout.

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