Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Exterior Lights and Sinks

The rock was finished yesterday

We really like our exterior garage lights.

Our kitchen sink. We aren't sure about this one. We were supposed to get a porcelain sink.

Both of our bathroom sinks look the same.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Cabinets, Flatwork, and Hardware

This last week the cabinets were installed, the driveway and walkway were poured, and all the door knobs, towel racks and other hardware was installed.
We also put another coat of paint on the interior walls to cover up some striping and the baseboard that went over hard floors were reinstalled. This next week we will be picking up some odds and ends and maybe start some landscaping. Also the countertops should be installed this coming week.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Hardwood Finished

On Saturday, the hardwood was finished and it looks pretty good. Also, the fields of the tile have been put in. The electricians came in and installed the lights in the kitchen, outlets, and light switches.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Hardwood and and Tile Started

On Saturday, we put down some backerboard for the areas where we will be laying tile. Also, the hardwood was started.

Friday, March 26, 2010


The interior walls were painted this week.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


Well, we went and picked out the lighting for the house. It wasn't as hard as we thought it would be. It took us a little over an hour and we are really happy with the picks we made.

There will be one of these lights on each side of the garage door.

There will be one of these smaller outdoor lights by the back door from the garage and by the french doors in the back.

There are three sizes of this light. The larger, 3-light version will be in the bedrooms, master closet, and the entryway. The medium, 2-light version will be in the hallway, and a small, 1-light version will be in the master toilet room.

This light will be in the living room.

This is the vanity light for the master bathroom.

This light is the ceiling light for the master bath. It's a match for the vanity light.
This is the vanity light for the common bathroom.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

More Finish Work

This week the gutters were installed, the baseboard was finished, and the finish stair treads were put in. The garage door guy finally installed the correct door. Also, the prep for painting was started.

Yesterday the hardwood and tile was delivered.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Soffits and Shelving

Two days ago the soffit guys got to work and did a good lookin job. Yesterday, we did some work on the inside. The baseboard was prepped and some of it was installed. The shelving was also done, which I got to do most of. It was the first time I have been able to work on our house in a long time.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Stucco Color and Interior Doors

The stucco color was applied yesterday. It only took one day and it looks pretty good. We were expecting the trim to be a little lighter, but it may lighten up after a few days as it cures. The rock won't be installed until it warms up a little more, but probably within the next month.
On the inside of the house, the materials for all the baseboards, trim, and shelving was delivered. Today, the interior doors and closet shelving was started.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Flooring Layout

Yesterday we decided on the flooring layout. We will have carpet in the bedrooms, bedroom closets, hallway, and in the living room. Tile will be in the bathrooms, laundry room, and the entryway. The Kitchen, dining area, and just past the entryway going into the kitchen will be solid wood flooring. Natalie hasn't finalized the flooring decisions yet, but will this week.

Interior Wall Texture

Last week the wall texturing was done.

Stucco Base Coat

On 2-17 the stucco base coat was put on

Friday, February 5, 2010


Yesterday the sheetrockers put up all of the sheetrock in one day. Next the walls will be mudded and then the texture will be applied. The picture is from the living room looking into the kitchen. The first video is the living room, then the kitchen, and then the view out the back. The second video is of the basement.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


The insulation was put in last week and yesterday the sheetrock was delivered. We can't wait to see the house with sheetrock up!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Door and Front Porch

The glass was put in our front door and earlier this week the front porch concrete was poured. The shingles were delivered and the roof should be put up in the next couple of weeks.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Electrical and Heating

The electirical and heating was started this week.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Dried In With Windows and Doors

Yesterday the house was dried in and the windows and doors were installed. On the inside the ladder blocks were installed and a few odds and ends were taken care of. The front door is missing its glass, but it should be put in soon.