Overseas construction blog part 10: The devil is in the details
This is the 10th in a series of posts in which David Steckler shares his experiences of building a vacation home at Hacienda Iguana resort on Nicaragua’s Pacific coast. Here are the first, order second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth,seventh,eighth and ninth. The goal of this candid construction blog is to reduce the anxiety of people who have real estate in Nicaragua and plan to build, but are afraid of making mistakes along the way.
The devil is in the details
Rainy weather finally caught up with our construction schedule and literally bogged down progress. Still, much was accomplished during October and part of November.
The mahogany ceiling is nearly finished as well as the fascia board, which has been stained to match the Alluver™ doors and windows. The white metal roof and flashing stood up to the torrential tropical rains with flying colors and the insulated ceiling blanket helped to keep the noise level down inside.
We have incorporated decorative tiles to brighten up the look in the hallway and at poolside the infinity edge where the cascading pool water will flow got a tiled facelift.
The first coat of interior finish paint is on the walls and we’ve all agreed…… it’s a keeper, unless the colors don’t stand up to Marcia’s exacting color palette when we visit in December. We also hope to purchase furniture for the main house and casita and get our hands dirty with some landscape planting.