Building the Lodge: Interior Finishes Starting

At the beginning of Alex’s parents’ recent visit to Seattle we headed out for a quick day trip to The Lodge so they could check out the progress. While we had expected more to have been completed we were floored at how well The Lodge looked. It’s really starting to come together and some of the interior finishes are nearing completion.

For me, one of my favorite parts of the state of the house was looking down the hallway in the basement, where all the doors were hung, seeing a partially complete space. It really enabled me to picture what the house will look like when it’s all done.

And the doors! They took my breath away when I walked down the stairs. I didn’t imagine they would be nearly as stunning as they are in person. We chose a knotty Alder door.

A close second was the cedar ceiling! And the fireplace! I’m pretty sure they were wrapping up the ceiling the day we were there and the fireplace had already been completed. It is stunning. I can’t wait to sit on the sofa in front of a roaring fire watching the snow falling out the windows.

While we were out visiting the house we stopped by our cabinet makers wood shop. It’s always a treat to go there and we usually end up getting a sneak peek at something – this time it was our cabinets!

{This is the cabinet above the fridge. We are only doing two closed in upper cabinets – the rest will be open shelving.}

The purpose of our trip to the shop was to select the wood species for our dining room table and sideboard, which we did, and it was really fun to have the opportunity to see some of the cabinets before they got installed, which they now have been.

{Northwest Wild Cherry cabinets for our bathrooms – the wood is exquisite!}

The tile is getting close to being finished too! Most rooms have been completely tiled, except for the master bathroom. There is no grout and there are no curbs or shelves in yet.

{Basement bathroom}

{Main floor bathroom}

{Laundry room. The floor tile is the same as the basement bathroom and the front entry way. It reminded us of crushed stone and we absolutely love it.}

We’re getting so, so, so close. We’ve ordered quite a bit of furniture and are starting to really pull together the final details. Just another month to go!