Visible Progress!

We did our weekly visit to check on the construction of the new house today and were happy to see that the roof is almost complete along with the drywall!  It looks so different seeing solid walls.  Luckily, all of the rooms seemed about the size I anticipated.  I know adding drywall can make rooms feel smaller, so if I like the space now I should really love it when it’s finished and painted!

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The roof is done on the front except for a small part on the garage and the edge caps.
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Inside the main living area from the laundry room door.
Main living area from back side of the kitchen.
Main living area from back side of the kitchen.
Kitchen and dining room from the front entry way.
Kitchen and dining room from the front entry way.
Corner pantry in the kitchen.
Corner pantry in the kitchen.
My future studio!!
My future studio!!
The corner of the entry way and hallway from the living room.
The junction of the studio, entry way and hallway from the living room.
Entry way hallway.
Entry way hallway.

The hallway from either end.
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Guest room #1.
Guest room #1, or “Foster” room.
Guest room #2
Guest room #2
Master Bedroom!
Master Bedroom!
Master Bathroom corner tub and edge of the shower; the doorway on the left leads to the toilet room.
Hallway bathroom.
Hallway/guest bathroom.
Garage.
Garage.
Back of the roof, about 2/3 done.
Back of the roof, about 2/3 done.

Now we’re just waiting to get the power line figured out with the electric company.  There’s been a bit of a snag in deciding where the line will come from and how it will be run, so hopefully that gets resolved this week which will finalize the electrical inspection and allow the crew to get mudding and taping can be done before the cabinets are installed and then flooring.  Stay tuned! 🙂

 

Just a Little Update

There wasn’t much progress this week, so today’s update will be rather brief.  The wood roof has been covered with a protective paper material to keep the rain out of the house until the metal roofing, which has been ordered, is installed – hopefully this week.

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For now, all the windows and doors are open to let the interior wood dry out after the week-long rain we had.  The electrical should be done by mid-week and then insulation and drywall will begin.  We met with the builder on-site Thursday, and went over a few details.  He confirmed the siding where the nook window size was changed will be replaced by the framers, as it was their error.  He also confirmed they will add a header over the entry to the studio, which will give us a place to hang sliding tracks for doors later (watch for a post in the coming weeks about my plans for the office!).

The interior gas lines have been plumbed, but Enstar still has to run the line into the property from the street.  I’m not sure when this will happen, but it looks like they’ve already been on site doing some preparations.

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While the crew was waiting on the sub-contractors they began installing the siding on the front of the house , which makes it seem so much more solid.

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They also built the front porch, which will eventually have partial stone columns on either side where the posts currently are.  I can’t wait to decorate this space for holidays!  And I plan to add a pretty little rocking chair to that corner to enjoy the view!

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5It’s not grand, but it’s our own little slice of the mountain, and I love it!

So that’s it for this week’s update.  Like I said, not much.  Hopefully this week will be more productive so I can share another milestone or two before the hubs and I head off to the lower 48 for a short trip. 🙂