Hi loves. So, it’s been awhile, huh. I don’t really think I need to get into why I’ve had a hard time blogging (right now at least). I just want to share with you how our house came together. Last I left off, we had just finished framing. Naturally the next stop on the house checklist would be drywall. Since drywall is SO exciting, I obviously took about 300 pictures. I’ll spare you the deets and just give you one.
They painted all our interior doors, and all I could think of was Monsters Inc. I wished they had them on a revolving track. I mean, that would be an effective way to paint, right? I’m going to mention that to the builder. And of course I’ll expect royalties.
And then there was a HUGE mess with the flooring. We had had a few bumps along the way, but the flooring was a massive debacle. We wanted our planks to be entire main level. We didn’t want carpet, especially in the great room. I knew if we did get carpet, down the road I’d change my mind about wanting carpet, and trying to match the floor would be costly and time consuming. It was better to do it now. However, that message was apparently not communicated to the builder. They eventually fixed it and redid the floor, however it took awhile and really set them behind schedule.
Meanwhile, the exterior was slowly getting worked on. Our friends enjoyed the
adult jungle gym scaffolding. I enjoyed staying on the ground.
They poured our concrete at an unusually wet time, and built this incredible rain gutter system. I mean, I really think they’re onto something.
The siding got installed which was fun to watch. It really began to take shape and really look like the house we had been dreaming of. I don’t think anyone was surprised when they saw that the siding was green!
The carpet came, and then Evelyn really loved visiting the house because she could get down and explore.
And then, it was finished! (Well, almost. The builder had to bond with the city for our landscaping. They were responsible for the sprinkler system and sod in the front yard. We just got it installed over the weekend, however I do not have an updated exterior picture yet. Maybe sometime next year I’ll show you.)
I made a video tour for you guys. It’s a little boring since there is nothing in the house. But it will give you a good idea of the layout. The chandeliers are all builder grade, and are getting swapped out. We have some projects lined up for the kitchen to give it more of a custom feel. It wasn’t our first choice of finishes, but the builder didn’t offer what we had in mind. Lucky for us, kitchens aren’t a project that scare easily. This kitchen is kind of a downgrade from our last kitchen, however the rest of the house is a major upgrade. So we will happily take the trade off for now. The plan with our new house was to get into a place with good bones where we wouldn’t need to rip down walls, but have a place where we could still do projects and leave our mark.
If the embedded video isn’t working for you, you can watch it directly on youtube here.