House Construction/Interior details

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Interior details[edit]

Insulation[edit]

A fundamental principle in building. It the means by which the interior environment can be made thermally comfortable. Insulation works by limiting the loss of heat from a relatively warm environment to a relatively cold environment. This is achieved in a number of ways:

Limiting Convection (air) heat loss. Most forms of insulation (such as polystyrene and fiberglass) contain cellular structures that trap air. This trapped air acts as a barrier to the passage of air through the insulating material.

Limiting Radiation heat loss Insulating materials are generally good at limiting radiated heat by reflecting it in the same way that a mirror reflects light. Shiny metals such as aluminum are good at reflecting heat, and this material is often used as a backing for insulated panels.

Interior Wall Surfaces[edit]

Drywall, Plaster, Wood Panel and Tile/Stone/Brick are typical selections.

Interior Wall/Ceiling Finishes[edit]

Primed, Painted, Stained, Wallpaper, Faux Finishes and Venetian Plasters

Furnishings[edit]

Floor Coverings (Carpet/Area Rugs), Window Coverings (Drapes/Shades and Sun Control: Window Tint)

Millwork[edit]

Wall Paneling, Coffered Ceiling, Decorative Beams, BaseBoard, Door/Window Casing, Applied Wall Molding, Crown/Cornice Moldings, Columns/Pilasters Overdoor, Staircase Balustrades/Hand Rail and Fireplace Mantels

Wood Flooring[edit]

Wood Plank, Strip and Parquet, Decorative Inlays/Boarders and Staircase Risers/Treads

Stone & Tile[edit]

Ceramic/Terracotta, Terrazo, Concrete, Mosaics and Inlays Floors, Bathroom Walls/Showers/Tub Decks, Fireplace Mantels/Surrounds/Hearths, Countertops/Backsplash, Staircase Risers/Risers, Columns/Pedestals and Exterior Terrace/Walks/Paths/Drives

Metalwork[edit]

Wrought Iron Railings, Doors/Windows, Pedestrian/Auto Gates, Fences and Grilles. Copper Awnings, Chimney Caps and Hoods

Cabinetry[edit]

Built In Bookcases/Desks, Powder Room Pullmans, Bathroom & Kitchen Cabinetry, Pantry/Linen Shelving and Closetry

Finish HVAC[edit]

Decorative Grilles/Diffusers and Controller Trims.

Finish Plumbing[edit]

Installation of Fixtures (Bidet/Toilet), Trims of Faucet/Drain Fittings, Connect Tub/Sink Drains and Volume Tests

Kitchen faucet[edit]

Materials and Tools[edit]

Sink mount kitchen faucet installation tools:

  • Basin wrench
  • Plumbers tape
  • Adjustable wrench
  • Rags
  • Plumber's putty
  • Copper tube cutter
  • Needle-nose pliers
  • 1/2" faucet supply hoses (2)
  • Flashlight
  • Philips and flathead screw drivers

Replacement kitchen faucet:

  1. Check that appropriate contents have been supplied--compare to contents on box.
  2. Instructions.

Wall mount Kitchen Faucet tools will include similar to above and a pipe wrench plus threaded pipes, possible requirements like pipe extractor, hammer and chisel to modify the wall.

Finish Electrical[edit]

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Appliances[edit]

Kitchen Refrigerator/Freezer, Range, Ovens, Hoods, Dishwasher, Ice makers, Wine Coolers. Laundry Washer and Dryers

Interior Doors[edit]

Installation of Jambs for Pocket/French/BiFold type doors.

Glass/Mirror[edit]

Decorative Leaded and Etched Glass Window/Doors, Shower and Tub Doors/Enclosures and Wall Mirror used in house. False wall and beam used gypsum board. Supporting system e.g steel channel for installation gypsum board.

Landscaping[edit]

Landscape Watering[edit]

Sprinkler, Driblers

Landscape Pool/Spa[edit]

Swimming Pool, Spa, Fountains and Reflecting Pools

Landscape Hardscape[edit]

Walls, Terraces, Walks, Stairs, Curbs and Driveways

Landscape Structures[edit]

Gazebo, Cabana, Canvas Awnings and BBQ/Cooking Areas

Landscape Plantings[edit]

Lawn, Trees, Shrubs, Flowers and Potted Plants

Landscape Lighting[edit]

Path/Walk, Stair, Plant/Tree, Water Features and Security