Wow, has it really been more than a month since my last update? That’s sad.
Actually, it was somewhat intentional. I just haven’t had anything solid to write about, quite frankly. I’ve been waiting for a big “ta-da!” moment. And it’s finally come!
Recently, we “topped out,” which I’m told is a fancy way of saying the roof trusses are ready to go on. And so, without further ado …
She’s started to look like a real house!
The first-floor room on the right is the dining room, which will have a huge sliding glass pocket door. On the left is the kitchen, with its own ridiculous amount of windows. In the middle is our entryway.
On the second floor, the master bedroom is on the right, with a small deck to its left (where the ladder is), followed another bedroom.
It was really hard to take any decent interior photos, since it’s basically a jumble of beams, posts and plywood. But here’s the kitchen space:
And this is looking from the office to the den (Mimi and Papa, this is where you’ll be staying!):
Lastly, our staircase:
So, yeah, it’s kinda hard to tell what’s going on from the inside just yet.
That said, our house has come a long way since we started. Here it is on the first day of work:
And then we ripped off the garage …
Followed by most of the rest of the house (sorry for the inconsistent picture quality!):
After much digging:
We were able to lay the foundation for the garage:
And build up from there:
Laying the base for the first floor, with an opening for our stairwell:
And building up from there!
We are about 3-1/2 months into construction here and Kevin informs me we are “on schedule.” Our projected move in is somewhere between mid-September and mid-October.
Whenever anyone asks me when we’ll be done, I just tell them, “My goal is to have a Halloween party.” I want to have a spooky haunted house in the garage and then have people claw and scream their way up to the main floor where a fabulous Martha-inspired party will be held.
In the meantime, we have electricians, plumbers, radiant floor guys and framers swarming over every foot of space. I always feel like I’m in the way when I stop by.
So, I prefer to go on the weekends, when I can be pleasantly surprised by all of the week’s progress. I take great joy in just standing in the rooms. I like getting to know the house from the inside out.
In the meantime, I’ve been checking out closet options, pantry spaces, how the den’s going to work, faux lawns and even home audio systems. Needless to say, I’ve been having A LOT of fun researching.
I especially like to stand in the kids’ rooms. They are a bit on the small side, so I’ve been trying to figure out how to maximize storage and space. I remember how much solace I found in my room as a kid, and I can’t wait to help provide the same for my own.
Until the next update!