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Although the Equinox House blog has been a bit inactive recently, there are lots of new and exciting things to share!
Thanksgiving was successfully hosted at Equinox House!
The counters were installed today. They will be back in the morning to do some final touches, but it’s pretty much done. Plumbers will be in on Wed to make sink connections and do rainwater connection for toilet supply.
We’ve progressed a bit more on the kitchen. The double oven and vent hood have been installed. This Friday or next Monday the granite counter and sink will be installed.
Kitchen cabinet installation was completed on Friday.
The kitchen cabinetry finally arrived yesterday. Installation should finish today.
Over the past couple of weeks Ty has traveled to a few college campuses to present Solar Powered Living and transportation. How and How Much?
First, we would like to thank everyone who toured the house on either the Eco Bike Tour or the Illinois Solar Tour. We had a great turnout for each event and enjoyed showing the house and answering questions.
Ty and I have been writing some articles related to the design and construction of Equinox House.
This Saturday is a bike ride around Champaign-Urbana to showcase some environmentally conscious sites around town. It is an 18 mile loop at your own pace. Equinox House will be on the tour and open to view from 11am to 1pm.
Now that almost all of the interior work is complete (waiting on kitchen cabinet delivery third week of Sep) and the summer is cooling off, we are trying to get the landscaping established.
The final electrical inspection was successful on Tuesday. They want to come back when the kitchen is installed, but other than that, electrically the house is finished.
We’ve been gone for the past week, but in that time the contractor has finished up most of the interior wood trim. There’s still a little left to do and some staining, but for the most part the trim is complete.
Electrical is just about finished. Wires and conduit have been run to the sub combination panel and the new main computerized panel.
The extra siding needed to complete the exterior finally came and was installed today. Continue Reading
Today the temporary breaker panel was removed and replaced with the computerized one. This will allow us to monitor and control the house electrical circuits by computer.
The tile is just about complete in both bathrooms.
Tiling has started in the full guest bath as well. It is a gray large tile and two borders of 1″ x 2″ small glass tiles of shades of blueish gray.
Here are some additional kitchen renderings that show the entire area. I briefly mentioned before that it is the Demode line by Valcucine. Currently it is under construction in Italy and will be delivered in a few months.
Tiling has started in the bathrooms.
More lighting has been set up, along with the water meter and some toilets.
Painting was done over the end of last week and finished up today. The whole house was done in white for now using a zero VOC paint from Sherwin Williams.
Siding is almost complete as is the drywall.
Work continues to progress on the siding and drywall.
East side of the house has been sided and work is continuing on the back side. It’s been raining off and on, so if there is enough dry weather most of the siding should be installed by the end of this week.