Countertops

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Edge of kitchen countertop extends out beyond farmhouse style sinks…exposing edge material of the countertop.

 

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Corner of countertop (and cabinet) cut back at an angle to return into door casing.

 

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Countertop extends beyond wall corner.

 

 

Tile

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In this example the tile is brought out too far at the drywall cornerbead, producing a fat grout joint at the curved contour of the cornerbead.

 

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Here the cap at the top of the tile wainscot projects out beyond the thickness of the door casing…exposing the end of the tile cap…the jamb and the casing should be wider and thicker to accept this cap.

 

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This drawing shows shower tile at a sloped ceiling…on the left-side with a tile cap but on the right-side the field tile dies into the sloped ceiling…producing a different look…the tile installation should have been three inches lower with a matching top cap all around.

Finish Carpentry

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Decorative casing crashes with ceiling crown mold.

 

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Baseboard is higher in elevation than the flat vertical surface of the cabinet face frame post.

 

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Baseboard dies into dissimilar, concave shaped, quarter round trim at laundry closet bi-fold door.

Cabinets

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Consider upgrading to a smooth surfaced, vinyl coated plywood for the exposed underside of kitchen cabinet rough-tops. In the example in this multi-million dollar house…the underside countertop plywood had knot holes and other flaws openly exposed.

 

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Drawer hits range before fully opening.

 

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Countertop partially covers decorative plinth design at top of post.

HVAC

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HVAC return-air register crashes with stair wood trim.

 

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Return-air register crashes with a stair bottom step.

 

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Another example of a return-air register crashing with stairs…in this example the stair skirtboard.

Plumbing

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Look for aesthetically pleasing solution for location of spa tub motor access panel.

 

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Water pipe for toilet too close to tile and baseboard…excutcheon cover plate will not fit.

 

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Fireplace loglighter trim piece can’t sit flat against curved wall surface.

Light Fixtures

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Can lights and audio speakers are not the same size…cannot be nailed tightly to the same ceiling joist and then end-up centered with each other…need to use a string-line to align centers…if centering is considered important.

 

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Exterior balcony door hits light fixture before fully opening.

 

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Top of door barely misses ceiling sconce light fixture.

Electrical

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Not enough space between the countertop splash and the pony wall tile for the electrical outlet to fit.

 

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Electrical receptacle outlet crashes with bath mirror and shower tile.

 

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Receptacle outlet crashes with mirror.