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Progress – Under Roof

7 May

We took our weekly trip to the house on Friday, April 27th and our house was standing and had a roof on it!

It also had a giant dumpster in the front yard. 😦  Puts a damper on the pictures.  Luckily, it’s only temporary.

Here’s a better angle without the dumpster.

You can really see the dining room window and front porch.  The window upstairs above the porch is one of the bedrooms.

Here is a picture of hubs standing in the dining room window.

This will be one of the focal points of our house since our door is nontraditionally placed on the side of our front porch.

Another angle of the dining room from the landing on the stairs.  Past it, you can see the living room and the banquette.

And here is the kitchen, taken through the living room.

The half wall in the center is for our island.  They have to lower it a bit because they made it bar height instead of counter height.

Here is the living room looking into the foyer and stairs.

You can see the fireplace and the small rectangle to the right towards the ceiling is a window that has not been cut out yet.  They are raising the mantle a little to match the picture below.

We can’t wait to see how it turns out!

Here is hubs checking out the tray ceiling in the master bedroom.

They finally cut out the back windows in the bedroom.  And, see the blue and red pipes on the floor…that is the start of our plumbing.

Here, in the master bath you can see more the the plumbing.

The left side of the window is hubs’ sink and the right side is mine.  There will be a tub in the middle that I will have many a bubble bath in!  I can’t wait!

Here is the back of the house with all the windows cut out.

In addition to the roof, the staircase was added, so we didn’t have to climb that ladder again.  (You can stop worrying pops!)

We love the landing and how the stairs become a focal point of the foyer without taking over the space.

And now…the upstairs without all of the crazy support beams!

Above is the bonus room, with the large opening on the left leading to the bedrooms and bathroom.

They fixed the ceilings in the 2nd and 3rd bedrooms.  We wanted them to be vaulted so they would feel bigger.  They are pretty tiny, but it already looks so much better.

Here is the future expansion area we gained by closing in the ceiling of what was supposed to be a two story living room.  You can read about that here.

Among all of the mistakes that need to be fixed, there was one pleasant surprise.

They ended up framing the storage area.  Brent described it as “The framer got a little excited”.  We got a lot excited because one day down the road we can easily turn it into a bonus room, theater room, or even a very large bedroom.

And finally, our main task this week was to choose exterior colors.  So we drove around looking at houses and realized that we liked a bunch of different color combos, but when we drove up to this house…we knew it was what we wanted.

Keep in mind that we do not like the stone at all.  We will choose a little darker/grey-er stone to go with the dark grey (with slight brown hint) siding. We will have vinyl shakes on the front and siding on the back.  The roof will be a similar color and we will have white trim and columns.

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Progress – Upstairs

2 May

My morning on April 20th started with a phone call from hubs telling me that our car was broken into…AGAIN.  The second time in less than 9 months.  The craziest part is that there was nothing of value in there at all.  Seriously, some empty CD cases, a few CD’s, a pair of broken glasses, a 5 dollar pair of sunglasses, some body splash, an old brush, and who knows what else.  Were they that hard up for cash?  It made me so ready to move into our house…not just because I’m so excited to live there, but because we will have a garage!  Therefore, breaking into the car would involve breaking into the house first.  Probably not going to happen.

On a lighter note…we braved an impending storm to see the progress.

Looks ominous doesn’t it!  It really wasn’t that bad.  As far as the house was concerned, they almost finished the downstairs and were working on the upstairs and roof.  See the ladder on the left side of the house?  That is how we got up to the second floor to check things out because the stairs had not been finished yet.  The roof is much taller than I thought it would be, but you can really start to see what the elevation will look like.

Here is an update of the kitchen/living room/eat in area now that some of the support beams are gone and there is a ceiling:

And here is the back of the house:

We didn’t know that they would be adding the pitch on the right side because we never saw a picture of the rear elevation, but we are so glad they did because we think it adds so much character!  There will also be three more windows in the back that have not been cut out yet.

And here is our beloved garage that we are looking so forward to parking in!

This is a picture from the upstairs looking down through the tray ceiling into the master bedroom:

This is our unfinished bonus room/additional storage:

Because we didn’t want a two story living room, we ended up with extra space upstairs.  We knew we wanted a bonus room right at the top of the stairs so the original bonus room became an optional bonus room that we can finish later if we want and just use for storage for now.  It’s nice to know we have so much storage space that could potentially become another bonus room or a guest room down the road.  We are hoping to be here for a LONG time, so that could come in handy!

This is kinda hard to see with all of the support beams, but here is the bonus room:

Hopefully you can make out the header above the doorway which opens to a hallway that leads to the two bedrooms, a bathroom, and the future bonus room.

This is looking down the hallway to the left from the bonus room:

You might be able to make out the door to the right, which is the bathroom door, and the door at the end of the hall which leads to a bedroom.

That’s all for now…the next post contains a lot less support beams so it should be a little easier to figure out what everything is.

We went back the next day to drool over it some more and got to meet one of our neighbors on the other side and her sweet baby boy, as well as the neighbors two doors down.  They just moved into one of Brent’s houses and we enjoyed walking through it multiple times as it was being built.  (If you can’t tell, that is one of our favorite hobbies!)  We talked to them for a while and are excited to get to know them better.  It’s nice getting to know people before we even move in.

Our next step is to choose exterior colors so they can get started on that…let the fun/stressful decisions begin!