Our New House Progress

I would be lying if I said this was a nice relaxing summer, free of projects.  This has been a rough summer.  And I feel exhausted.  I have barely blogged because I don’t have the energy to.  However, I thought I’d check in with you guys and share with you some of the progress being made on our house.

(To see our floor plan, see this post.)

They dug our basement, and that was fun to watch.

Digging a basement

Dug out basement

Then they poured the footings and the foundation.


finished foundation

From here, the framing went really quickly.

second floor

framed house

My favorite feature during framing was seeing the grocery pass through door from the garage to the pantry.  We call it the Costco Door.

Grocery pass through

grocery pass through door

We’re a lot farther along in the construction process than this post suggests.  I just didn’t want to dump it all in one post, because that would be a lot!  There have definitely been hiccups along the way.  Up til this point things went relatively smooth.  The next post I’ll talk more about builder issues we faced.

For those of you who have asked, our house is said to be done on October 15th.

Also, in case you missed it: I had another contributor post on All Things Thrifty last week.  Check it out!

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  • It’s looking good Kenz and that is so genius having a pass through grocery door. It’s fun watching it all come together but I know what you mean about some “builder issues”. All I can say is…don’t sign off until it’s all done. It’s taken us almost one year of being in the house to finally have it completed.

  • oh i love the documenting with you and the baby in each pic- so fun!

  • Heidi Selover

    I want to see an updated pic! It has been a rough summer, but you’ve been a rockstar through all of it! I love you! I can’t wait to come up and see the finished house 🙂

  • Yay for progress! I love that grocery pass through. Genius idea!

  • Stephanie, Sandpaper and Glue

    october!!! that’s sooooo sooooooon! hooray! 🙂

  • Rita

    So good to hear from you and see some of what’s been going on. You and that girl of yours are very cute. 🙂 When it’s all done and you’re moved in, I’m sure all the strain will feel worth it.

  • It always looks so stressful when people build houses! But I’m glad you’re getting lots of pictures of you and Evelyn along the way :). Can’t wait to hear more!

  • Julia @cuckoo4design

    Such an exciting process to watch and I’m so happy for you. I want a Cosco door 😉

  • Loved these images of you and Evelyn. They are totally going to be ‘look how little you were back when we built this house’ pictures. So much fun! I love the one of you and her standing on top of the first floor framing. Nice progress. I can’t wait to see more. Oh and you totally had me at Costco door. Love that!!!

  • Amber @ Wills Casa

    Oh my gosh that door is genius! I can’t believe you’re almost finished with the build! I’m sure it feels like it’s been forever for you! Can’t wait to see more!

  • kelly @ view along the way

    Yay! I love watching new construction happen in fast-motion like that. I’ll take one Costco door, please and thank you.

  • Emily Katherine May

    That is such a big project and you seem to be handling it with ease! I would love to build our own home one day. Complete with pass thru door! Genius!

  • The grocery door is BLOWING MY MIND. Love it all. Hugs, friend.