Our kids bought a home just outside of Tulsa, Oklahoma. It is not new, but it is a custom built home. The previous owner built it from the ground up. He is a contractor and said "I know where every nail is in this house."
It does look nice, until you start looking really close at all the details.
After a few hours and a good tour, we all now realize he built this house using a lot of stuff left over from previously built homes. The kitchen is custom built - no factory built cabinets, and it looks really nice.
So what's up? Several things.
1) Lots of electrical outlets all over the place don't have cover plates; in the house and the shop.
2) The base board trim in several rooms is either partially done or none at all. As is the base boards in one closet.
3) There are only a couple of doors in the whole house.
Today, we started by unloading my tools and started setting up shop. Speaking of shop, that thing is huge!
I could only wish for something this big to work in. AND that is only the front part. the back part had two car lifts in it and was the mechanical portion. It has three large overhead doors for access to the rear of the property!
I set up my portable worktable and another table Guy had that I had given him previously. Fortunately, the previous owner left his table saw for us to use for now. He will come get it in a couple of weeks. He also left a Craftsman radial arm saw. That stays. UGH! It is basically frozen. We can't get it to move to make angled cuts, or bevel cuts, or re-position the blade for rip cuts. But it does make good cross cuts and the motor runs just fine!
After a trip to the big box store, we came home with base board trim, lots of elect covers and a few other things...like a new air compressor!
Guy was exited to begin setting up his shop tools and dove right in. Even though they have been here for 6 weeks, they are still moving in and bring one load at a time from their farm about 50 miles south east of Tulsa.
My sweetie and her daughter spent a while installing the cover plates. This place is a lot safer now.
I cut and installed the base board in the closet and my sweetie filled nail holes and caulked the trim. Other trim pieces have been primed and will be ready to install tomorrow.
Tomorrow is looking to be a good day for the trim and paint guys as we move from room to room finishing up the details!
Finally, my cabinet installer noticed some of the doors in the kitchen needed to be adjusted. She spent about an hour working on them. They look nice now!