Friday, August 19, 2011

House Update - 19Aug

I have more pictures, but blogger is not being happy about uploading them currently.  There has been quite a bit of progress on the house over the week or so.  Most of it is not really "blog worthy".  All the electrical and plumbing rough-in is done, but it really doesn't look like much and its rather boring.

However, they did get more siding up on the house.  I do have a picture of the entire front of the house, but since Blogger apparently didn't like it...all you get is the front of the main portion of the house.  The "trim" over the windows will eventually be painted the same light tan as the rest of the trim around the windows.  It just comes as white, so it looks "eh" right now.

They did finish all the siding on the back of the house.  :-)  They still have to finish the garage and the "eave" above the garage and the chimney, but you can really get the idea of what the back will look like.  Houses are all kind of "blah" from the back, but it doesn't seem quite so "blah" with the red.  Its really hard to believe that this is the first red house that our building is doing.  It such a bold color that very few people are willing to do it.  I guess we wanted to stand out. ;-)

We also have a fireplace now!  Rich didn't want to move the cement board, which I can't blame him since that stuff is HEAVY, so you only get a partial picture of the fireplace.  Its fully wood-burning (since we have 16 acres of trees...we might as well use them) and it will eventually have stone around it.  There will also be a hearth at the bottom where you can actually sit and be near the fireplace.
 This next one is hard to figure out what it is...but its a picture looking UP at the ceiling in the 2-story foyer.  They finished all the sheet-rocking of the ceiling on the 2nd floor and have most of the master bedroom sheet-rocked.  The first floor also has 1 room (dining room) with the ceiling installed.  Most of the rooms have insulation, so I'm guessing that they will make good progress today in buttoning up the walls.

Its been exciting to see the house take shape.  Now that they're starting to close in walls, I'm sure we'll be even more excited.

Our closing date isn't until the middle of November, but there's still a lot of work to do.  They have to finish the walls, tape it all, spray-foam the master bedroom, final electrical, painting, floors, trim work, cabinets, hardware, and a bunch of other little things that just take time.

Hopefully we'll be moved in by Thanksgiving!

1 comment:

YarnKettle said...

I love your house update posts. It's turning into a real house now!