The work being done has picked up significantly and each and every evening we go to the house, there are more decisions to be made and choices to be confirmed with the trim carpenter (it’s fun)!
So…as soon as I can capture a few photos without getting in their way (don’t want to slow anyone down) I will post them as often as I take them.
Stay tuned, please 🙂
With “dust bowl” force winds (not really) and sun spots gleaming, we have achieved a semi-lovely photo 🙂 of our “approved by Eddie”, “let’s the light shine in” Newly installed garage door!
Okay. We just stepped into the foyer and immediately to the left is the OFFICE. This beautiful wood floor will not be stained. It will, however, have a sealer put on…a little closer to the end of the build.
This wood flooring continues on into the dining and living room. Those photos are coming soon.
The trim carpenter is gearing up to build all of the cabinets and crown molding throughout…And work his magic on the interior of the fireplace.
FYI: Got a sneak peek at the wood floors as they were going down, yesterday! We did not snap a picture out of respect for the guys trying to work.
However…we are heading back to the house this afternoon and will definitely get a few photos!
These guys were putting the flooring down FAST yesterday and have advised it will be completed today!
Here it is! Isn’t it beautiful ?! Well. It needs a little dusting and some TLC. Other than that….It’s perfect! 🙂
Okay. I know what you’re thinking. That doesn’t look like a tub I would buy! I hear ya. Me either! However, it DID just arrive and will not be unwrapped and installed until….not really sure, so I snapped a pic of it in its packaging 🙂
It really is lovely 🙂
We shall revisit the tub AFTER it has been installed.
The big ole hole in the wall has been closed in! NOW…this is NOT the finished look we are going for. This is the fireplace BEFORE the awesome tile AND mantle go on.
This is an actual Masonry fireplace and not an insert. It is literally built from brick, which is why you see BRICK. Everywhere. Lots of it. The brick you see will be covered with tile very shortly, and the look will begin to come to life.
Yep. It’s MORE brick!
Word on the street is…the flooring is set to go down…in about a week.
AND…the porches are scheduled to be poured in roughly two weeks 🙂
Here we are looking up at what will be our front porch. There will be three rock columns along the front of porch (wood on top and rock on bottom) and topped off with an awesome cedar colored railing that will encompass the entire porch.
Now we will go inside for a very brief viewing of living room and dining area. Will sneak in photos of the other rooms shortly!
Standing in kitchen area, looking toward living room and dining area. (the breakfast nook is to my right and out of camera view).
Since the fireplace is not a gas insert, it will need to be built, and that is why the opening is covered up with sheet rock, for now.
The fireplace parts are just outside on the patio, waiting for their turn.
The beautiful rock that will be our front porch columns and will cap some of the brick around the house.
We went out to the house on Monday evening. The sheet rock is DONE!
Now, we are in the process of the famous Mud and Tape!
From what I understand (Ed said) this process can take a few days.
So, in the mean time, we will snap whatever photos we can get our greedy little eyeballs on 🙂
Will post them for all to see (soon as possible).
Thank you all for hanging in there with us!
Here is the fireplace recipe! Eddie designed the outside look, so you know it is going to have an ARTISTIC FLAIR.
The brick is here! This brick looks beautiful on any house. It is called “Covington” and we fell for it as soon as we saw it on a few houses.
This brick will be on the lower half of the front of house, capped with rock. It will also be on the sides of the house, going up to meet the siding, as well as on the back side.
The insulation has been sprayed in and the ceiling is being sheet rocked!
That big ole hole is going to be our fireplace! The mantle will be just above our heads. It is an actual wood burning fireplace. Not a gas insert. More work for us…but twice the FUN!
We will be going to the house this evening to hopefully capture more photos!
In the meantime, I shall update you on the existing situation.
The insulation has been sprayed in, so today should have been the sheet rocking day.
Hopefully when we arrive this evening we will see a whole lot of sheet rocking going on!
I shall return with photos in hand (well, they will be on the blog, but you know what I mean).
I am standing in the living area pointing camera toward front door (which is on the East side of house) back door and patio are behind me (West side). Moving forward toward front door, to my right (South side) is the living area. Then forward on the right is the dining area (to the left is a small closet) and forward again, to the right, is the office, which is by the front door.
Okay. Siding is complete. Next step is brick and rock. Just a minute ago our builder advised that the water well, the brick, the heat/air, the sound system/alarm…is all due to be installed by next week. We are moving pretty quickly at this stage. Once brick goes up OR water well is installed, I will update with new photo.
The siding is going up and will be painted a light green and trim will be a darker green.
Just under the siding there will be brick, capped with rock.
The shingles were being added as we were leaving the site.
Will post latest pics Thursday 🙂
(again, this is the back side of the house. Due to the sun, we could not get a good photo of front)
This will have to end! You need to see the front 🙂
We must go earlier…and sneak up on the house, so the Sun won’t know we are there.
That’s what we shall do.
Look! On top of the roof! What is it?
They have been delivered and are now waiting on tomorrow to arrive, so they can be put on our house 🙂
Stopped by the bungalow (last evening) and saw our awesome craftsmen working diligently.
We were just getting ready to leave, when we looked… and out of the corner of our eyes (not sure what that means, but have always wanted to say it) we saw our WINDOWS (beautiful, beautiful, Autumn colored, on the outside and white on the inside) lined up, all nice and cozy, and well secured, I might add…in our garage!
So, just today, we were told that the roof shingles are being delivered TODAY and we are making an appointment with the Electrician to go over where we want all our outlets placed, this coming week!
I love a good story 🙂
Will update with more PHOTOS ASAP!
(ASAP means this evening) 🙂
The roof decking is complete!
We are currently in a stage of the building process that is more detailed and will take a little longer to complete.
Then the decking for the roof will go up and we should be back rocking and rolling 🙂
Wow! It is starting to resemble a house! We love, love, love the dormer that sits just above the front porch! It will give the house that “bungalow” look and feel 🙂
The two little windows you see are on both sides of the fireplace…they are the traditional “bungalow” windows 🙂
The porches are beginning to come to life, and they shall, once the concrete is poured and the railings go up!
The electricity has been hooked up…so the next step will be to start putting up those boards!
Rumor has it the wood will be delivered…Monday, Tuesday?
I know. Looks like the house is going to be tiny, doesn’t it ?
Tis not so. The house will be 2100 plus sq. ft.
It will be exciting to see the frame go up!
The Safe Room is being Framed! A few steps involved in this process. Then the Framers will begin framing and the house will start to look like a HOUSE.
Due to the downpour of rain, the safe room had to be delayed. We anticipate it being framed in and concrete poured, today through Wednesday. Then the house framers can start the FRAMING! The weather will let us know 🙂
So far we are moving right along. The safe room is scheduled to be installed on Thursday, if the weather holds up.
The next step will be the concrete truck pouring the floor (which will happen on Monday)!
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