Tuesday, July 11, 2017

The House That Built US - Week 22 & 23

Well once again I am falling behind on the blog! Trying to move during the summer while building a house and preparing to go back to school in a few weeks is kicking my butt. Here are two weeks I missed and I promise to try and get another update for this week done this weekend! 

For week 22 they finished painting the outside except for one small part that on the front porch. They said they would finish that after our front porch was poured. They even painted under the back deck. I hadn't seen that done before but it will look so much nicer with out big patio that will be under the deck.

I love the under painting! 

We had some issues with the fireplace. We have gas ran to the fire place but we decided to also do wood burning to begin with. Once they started placing my mantle and decorative columns they found out that since it is wood burning nothing combustible can be within 12'' from the sides and 20" on the bottom. This meant we couldn't take out hard wood floor all the way to the fireplace like we had originally wanted. It also meant no columns because they would be out further then the mantle. We spent two days playing around with ideas and finally decided to tile the floor in front of the fireplace with leftover tile from the kids bathrooms. Once they did that it looked great and I am really glad we decided to go that route! 

The shower and tub are both completed and they also look great! The majority of the light fixtures and hardwood floors showed up this week. 

Light Fixtures! 

A few of the light fixtures were hung but then everything came to a stand still over the long holiday weekend. It is so hard to be patient when I see all the parts to my house just sitting there. Building has definitely been a lesson on patience. 

After the 4th they came back and hung a few more light fixtures and framed up the back patio and front porch. The quotes for the closets came back and were more than we wanted to spend so we did what we are good at. Headed on down to the Lowes with my trusty notebook and pen and priced matched two awesome closet systems for the kids. Then we went on up the the Home Depot and bought all the shelving for our pantry. 

Another big thanks for my daddy for spending his Saturday helping us install all the shelving. We also planned out the designed for the shelving system in the master closet. Once the flooring is down we can get started on building the shelving. 

So Much Shelving!! I. CAN'T. WAIT. 😁

The weather seems good for the coming week so hopefully we will see some big changes this week!

Until next week! 


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