The family stopped by our new space to see how the build-out was moving along and were pleased to see that they had installed the sheetrock in most areas. The crew has also begun the taping and spackling process. In the photos below, you will note one ‘gallery space’ has no sheetrock. That space will display our historical works of art, and the walls will be closed with plywood and covered with a dark blue fabric, crown and base molding, etc. During our meeting with the contractor, he finally had the price for the wall covering; it was lower than expected – nice! Then we were given the complete update.
All the electrical, fire alarm, and plumbing roughing were complete, and they are still working on the lighting controls, sprinkler, and mechanical roughing. The installation of the bathrooms has begun (they were putting in the wall tile while we were there). All the lighting fixtures are at the supplier’s warehouse, but the lighting controls have yet to arrive. The millwork (painting storage area) is in production, and the doors, hardware, appliances, and flooring are on order.
Now for the items that could, at some point, prevent the process from moving along. The HVAC unit is estimated to arrive at the end of February, and there was no estimated time for the doors. It is crazy to think that it can take months to get doors (no doors, no usable space). They are now estimating that the gallery should be ready by mid-March. We hope to have more information during our next visit, which will happen in about ten days.