Thursday, November 13, 2014

We close in less than a week!!!

So we close in SIX days! I can't believe we are almost done with this process!! I'm also so excited to get into the new house finally!!  Everything is coming together and the end is in sight.

We went to the house last night and most of the interior finishes are just about done. It looks like a livable space with flooring and lights and carpeting and painted walls abd a hot water tank!!

The pictures don't even do justice to how beautiful it all is. Of course there are some minor things that we noticed such as bad patch jobs and some sub par finishing work, but our project manager has been amazing and I know he will take care of the last few things we have noticed... Maybe even before we bring them up at the pre settlement meeting on Monday.

Here are some photos of where things are... The cleaning people were in the house when we stopped by.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Slacking on my posts! So much progress!

The last month has been hectic to say the least. Not with building our new house, but with selling the old one. House was listed on a Thursday, we didn't accept any showing appts until Saturday, had three days of non stop showings, then subsequently received three different offers. We went through the multiple offer situation, negotiated one through then had to start the home inspection process. That ended last week and we agreed on the final terms early this week. Just finished the last of the demands and can focus our attention on the new house again finally!

We had our pre drywall meeting on September 29 and found out the pre settlement meeting would be November 17!! Found out this morning that our closing date will be November 19!! I am so excited to get in the new house!!

Over the last few weeks we have watched the electrical, plumbing and HVAC go in. Then over the last week they put in the insulation and began dry walling. I don't know why I am still so amazed by how fast it all gets done, but I am.

When we stopped at the house yesterday, they had started getting siding up and we have a garage door. I love the gray color that we went with. It looks so good with the white trim!

Our PM told us the drywalling process would take about two weeks, so I'm guessing it will be done by the end of next week. Then the trim starts to go in. So much progress! It is really looking like a house now!!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Framing seems to mostly be done

We are mostly under roof!! We normally stop out at the house 2 to 3 times a week and we just went yesterday, but it's all happening so fast that we couldn't resist stopping again today.

Yesterday the whole second floor was framed and most of the roof up.  Today we have almost all of our windows!!!!  Our garage concrete floor also got poured today.    It is incredible!! I love watching our house come together!!!

I am obsessed with taking pictures of everything...

Front view

Back view

Side view

Morning room

Great room with fire place framed

Garage with concrete floor

Welcome center

Dining room


Entrance to master suite

Laundry room

Master bathroom

One of the master closets

Master bedroom windows

Second floor hall bath

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

First floor framing is done!!

We weren't sure if we should drive by the house today since we were just there on Saturday and yesterday was a holiday, but figured we would see if they started any framing... well!! The whole first floor is framed!! It is finally looking like a house and we are finally able to get a feel for how big the rooms will be in our own home!!
Our PM said last week that it might be totally framed out by the end of the week and I seriously had my doubts that was possible. Not anymore!! We might be under roof by Friday if this progress keeps up.
One negative though -- in one of my previous posts I talked about how one of our basement windows was put in the wrong place and needed to be moved to where we had selected -- this was handled immediately, so it was no big deal. When we stopped out on Saturday and the floor was laid down, our fireplace was overlapping the window. It was supposed to be between the fireplace and garage. We took a pic and emailed the PM and he said they saw that last week and the fix was already scheduled. So even though it's another 'wrong' thing (albeit a small one), it is already being taken care of.
So far, so good!!! Hopefully the next time I post, the entire house is framed!!! :-)
Basement walkout from the outside
Exterior on the garage side
Morning room
Great room
Dining room
Front windows in the garage
Basement steps
Basement from the bottom of the steps and the first basement window
Basement walkout
Basement view of the other window

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Basement poured, plumbing checked, framing begins!

Just a quick update...

In the last couple weeks, our basement has been poured. When we went to check this out, we noticed one of our basement windows was in the wrong location. We emailed our PM and be had the issue corrected by the end of the week. Thank goodness that wasn't a big hassle!

The plumbing was put in and it passed inspection.

All of our wood and windows have been delivered.

The basement floor was poured early this past week and some early framing has begun. Framing should be most of the way done this week according to our PM.