Happy Friday!! A rainy week here in Houston has attempted to stall work, but we’re pushing through and getting things done.

We’re continuing with our Briarmead project and have another monster post today. We shared most of the kitchen progress last time, but since then the kitchen light fixtures have been hung and the guys have started working on the wood floors. When you have a plywood subfloor you can nail your hardwood floors directly to that, but we have a concrete foundation which requires a few extra steps. We started by scraping off the old tar from the concrete, and then heated the new tar which is then spread on the concrete. Next, you place the screeds (cut 2x4s) onto the tar, which holds them in place.






The hardwood planks are still being acclimated, but will be nailed directly onto the screeds, in the opposite direction, once they’re ready. So with the 2x4s and a 3/4″ hardwood plank, the floor will then be at the appropriate height for the walls.


Other progress on the first floor since last week includes the subway tile in the laundry room, which is really finishing off this space nicely.



Moving into the master bathroom, the overall design plan put together by Wild Rose Interiors has in industrial chic vibe to it, mixing classic Carrara marble tile with industrial-style plumbing fixtures.


The 12×24″ marble tile goes from floor to ceiling in the shower, and is accented with a glass mosaic band. The shower floor and main floor are 2” marble hexagon tiles. Quartz is being used for the countertop and for the tub surround, which also flows seamlessly with the bench seat inside the shower.







In the second floor addition, the modern metal railing has been installed and has helped to solidify the chic, modern vibe the homeowners wanted throughout their 1950s ranch. The built-in at the top of the landing has been sprayed a dark gray and will provide two small desk areas for the homeowners’ daughters and storage for below the wall-mounted television.



The two upstairs bedrooms are currently housing the freshly sprayed cabinet and drawer fronts….


In the Jack & Jill bathroom, the design is a polished look with a whimsical touch that is appropriate for the two young sisters who are sharing this space.


The diamond glass and marble mosaic behind the mirror is a great look and compliments the quartz countertops nicely.



The floor in the bathroom is a gray penny tile and the tub/shower combo is completed with an elongated white subway tile with a mini marble hexagon accent band. It’s a great space that will grow with these two girls over the years to come.



We’re really pleased with the progress happening at this project, but a lot of exciting changes are yet to happen in the next week. The wood floors should be finished in about a week and then we’ll be finishing a few punch list items after the family moves in. Stay tuned for another check-in on the wood floors soon! Have a great weekend!