It’s been too long since I posted my last update (again). I’ve been traveling a lot with work so when I’m home with my family, it’s hard to find the time to write new posts. Hopefully August will be better. We’ve been really happy with the progress this month so I can’t think of any major bumbles. Also, after several meetings, we’ve made our selections for our cabinets, granite, and tile.
Let’s review the big changes since the last update. The shingled roof and windows have been installed:
The shed roofs over the garage, front porch, and upstairs bedroom will be standing seam metal roofs which is why they are not shingled.
Inside, almost all of the core infrastructure has been completed. The framing, HVAC, plumbing, and electrical systems are complete and all inspections should be complete by early next week. Additionally, all of the low voltage work (i.e., security, audio, cable, and data) has been completed. We spent a lot of time this month figuring out where we wanted outlets, switches, and vents.
Here are a couple of shots from the inside that I thought were particularly cool:
The master tub has been framed out. They’re going to tile that rounded edge which I think will be really cool once complete.
The firebox has been installed in the family room. I can’t wait to see how this looks with the stone installed around it.
Last week while we’re visiting her hometown, Holly stopped into an antique store and found this awesome antique wash basin that we’re going to transform into our powder room vanity. We’re going to replace the top with the granite pictured above and put some sort of white vessel sink on top. I’m very stoked to see the end results of this project.
Yesterday, they poured the garage slab. I was actually out there while it was happening which was pretty cool to watch.
Sorry for the mish-mash post…July has been a month where the big focus was to get a lot of the systems completed, which makes for rather boring pictures and writing :). August, however, should be a lot of fun. Here are the things I expect to be completed in the next 30 days or so:
- Insulation and drywall should start next week
- Exterior siding, boxing, and stone should be installed
- The front door should be installed
- The cabinets should be delivered around mid-month
- Interior trim should begin towards the end of the month
I think things are really going to take off as we race towards our October finish date. Exciting times ahead!