Villa G's Travels and Villa Cengkeh Bali

Monday, March 28, 2016

Construction 18: Kitchen, floors and more

We received more photos from Mr. Roland today.  Lot of craftsmen doing lots of things.  The floors are almost finished.  The finish carpenters are installing the cabinets made in their workshop, doors and windows.  Most of the stone work is finished including the swimming pool.

Kitchen cabinets and door facing living space

Completed terracotta

Living space toward kitchen, terracotta getting Ulin wood accent

Master bedroom opening onto north veranda and steps into pool

Stone finish on master bath open air shower

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Construction 17: Surfaces and More Surfaces

We're in Langkawi; however, Roland has been sending updates.  Major activities now are the terracotta floors for the verandas and the paving stones for the driveway and walkways.

The pool is also being finished as well as the tile-work and terrazzo in the bathrooms.
New terracotta on west veranda and sliding doors for guest bedroom

North veranda gets terracotta tile too
Cement and pebbles being placed around the stones

Driveway stones being laid out

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Construction 16: Bath Tub, Floors and Driveway

Things are hopping!  Even though there were three holidays this week in Bali, the workers were very busy up to and immediately after the Nyepi Balinese New Year's holiday.

There is a lot of driveway and walkway stone to be laid and they began that this week.  Also, there is a lot of terracotta tiles for the verandas and that too is well underway.

It was quite exciting to have the 5 tonne natural stone tub delivered.  Not a trivial task; however, it was completed and now sits in the Master Bathroom.

Other workers are finishing the fine coat plaster and doing the terrazzo in the guest bathroom showers and vanities.  There is a lot of hand work and it is done with professional flare.
Stones being laid out in carport

Example of finished driveway and walkway

Master Bathroom with stone tub and installation of stone wall tiles

Terracotta being laid, west veranda

Master Bedroom with grey paras stone floor