Before, During, and After 
This is the Vermont Castings direct-vent gas fireplace, now installed and functional.  Obviously, the surround trim needs to be completed.  The hearth will be granite (Dakota Mahogany).  This fireplace has a remote control with the thermostat in the remote, so the temperature is regulated based on where one is sitting, not a thermostat on a drafty wall someplace else.
This is the Vermont Castings direct-vent gas fireplace, now installed and functional. Obviously, the surround trim needs to be completed. The hearth will be granite (Dakota Mahogany). This fireplace has a remote control with the thermostat in the remote, so the temperature is regulated based on where one is sitting, not a thermostat on a drafty wall someplace else.
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The tiling guys that started this week got the flu, and another crew has picked up where they left off.  Here the front (guest) bath gets its "Indian Red" slate-like porcelain tile installed.
The tiling guys that started this week got the flu, and another crew has picked up where they left off. Here the front (guest) bath gets its "Indian Red" slate-like porcelain tile installed.
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A bathroom's not much good without water.  The original piping was lead, and had to be replaced with copper per current building codes.  The connection to the water main was two feet under the street, so the crew dug down with the back hoe, then hand-dug under the street to make the connection.
A bathroom's not much good without water. The original piping was lead, and had to be replaced with copper per current building codes. The connection to the water main was two feet under the street, so the crew dug down with the back hoe, then hand-dug under the street to make the connection.
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The view of the water line trench from the house to the street.
The view of the water line trench from the house to the street.
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Plumbers have installed the base for the neo-angle shower stall kit in the basement 3/4 bath.
Plumbers have installed the base for the neo-angle shower stall kit in the basement 3/4 bath.
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Twin 50 gallon high-efficiency natural gas water heaters are installed. These units have forced-draft exhaust and sport expansion tanks atop them.
Twin 50 gallon high-efficiency natural gas water heaters are installed. These units have forced-draft exhaust and sport expansion tanks atop them.
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Meanwhile on the main floor, the washer and dryer combination are being installed.  Here the pedestal base is being mounted to the dryer before installing in the laundry room.
Meanwhile on the main floor, the washer and dryer combination are being installed. Here the pedestal base is being mounted to the dryer before installing in the laundry room.
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The guys finished assembling the washer and dryer to their respective bases, so now they're in place in the laundry room.  Although you can't see it, the flooring in here is the same as the entry-ways, a large porcelain tile with a 'black slate' look.
The guys finished assembling the washer and dryer to their respective bases, so now they're in place in the laundry room. Although you can't see it, the flooring in here is the same as the entry-ways, a large porcelain tile with a 'black slate' look.
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This is the light fixture for the laundry room.  It has a pair of "circuline" fluorescent lamps, so it provides a LOT of illumination for the room.  It's banded in brushed nickel, continuing to carry the "stainless and nickel" theme even into the utility spaces.
This is the light fixture for the laundry room. It has a pair of "circuline" fluorescent lamps, so it provides a LOT of illumination for the room. It's banded in brushed nickel, continuing to carry the "stainless and nickel" theme even into the utility spaces.
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