Week 33 – Deadlines

Week 33 – Deadlines

Deadlines.  Everyone has them.  Either hard or soft, physical or mental, they exist for everyone in some shape, form, or fashion.  At the first of September we gave our notice to vacate our apartment, and terminate our storage contract.  We informed our contractor of this and told him we had to move in by September […]

Week 32 – Cool and Secure

Week 32 – Cool and Secure

It was a ridiculously busy week!  So much so that my pics kinda suck, and I can’t even think of a clever title.  Continuing from the week 31 “No stain, No gain” blog I FINALLY finished all the main level doors yesterday.  What a fricking job!  We still have five more doors downstairs, but compared […]

Week 31 – No Stain, No Pain

Week 31 – No Stain, No Pain

Unfortunately, there is a LOT of stain, and sanding, and wiping, and polyurethane, so there is a LOT of pain!  Other than picking up the hundreds of plastic bottles, snack wrappers, and fast food bags left over from the subs our first manual labor for our house came in the form of staining the windows […]

Week 30 – How now BROWN house?

Week 30 – How now BROWN house?

Yep, we have brown house. Not sure how it got that way because it is not my favorite color, nor my wife’s. I guess we could blame the Architect? Either way, it is looking AMAZING, and I couldn’t be happier with the color choice. Actually, we love it so much it’s hard not to go […]

Week 29 – Behind The Blue Door (alt. title “Attack Of The Crackheads”)

Week 29 – Behind The Blue Door (alt. title “Attack Of The Crackheads”)

Week 29 was full of highs and lows.  The Hardie Artisan siding install got started.  It is looking AMAZING so far.  The tongue and groove work finally got finished.  We had a “back flow” issue a few weeks back that flooded the basement and we had to remove about three feet of sheetrock around all […]

Mid-Century Moodboard Madness

Mid-Century Moodboard Madness

I am getting antsy to start turing the construction site into a home and it is kind of hard to picture where our furniture and finishes are going to go around the scaffolding and sawdust.  So, I will moodboard and share some of the inspirations and elements that are going to turn the workzone into […]

Week 28 – Trimming Time!

Week 28 – Trimming Time!

Week 28 was a VERY busy week!  The trim out started in earnest with interior doors getting installed, along with the window sills, interior stops, and bathroom tile. The T&G install continued as well.   Should probably do a poll online.  Do you like the antique white stained trim?  Or….   Do you like the […]

Week 27 – Pump And Grind

Week 27 – Pump And Grind

Back to the grind on week 27 with the installation of the uber expensive “grinder pump”, the assembly of the “Space tub”, the dining room sliders got installed, and the massive tongue and groove job continued.  The electrical trough was dug and the electrical service connected and water was turned on!   Matt finally got […]

Week 26 – Windows and Doors

Week 26 – Windows and Doors

Week 26 was a flurry activity as the landscaping guys finished the 140′ retaining wall, the trim guys continued working on the massive tongue and groove ceiling work, and the framed windows and exterior doors got installed. The BEAUTIFUL front door from Eco got installed.  We bought a piece of scrap mahogany to test turquoise […]

Week 25 – (Tongue and) groove is in the heart!

Week 25 – (Tongue and) groove is in the heart!

What sold us on the Palomino plan http://www.houseplans.com/plan/2587-square-feet-3-bedrooms-2-bathroom-modern-house-plan-2-garage-32953 by Robert Nebolon, aside from the mid-century look, were the vaulted tongue and groove ceilings!  Our previous McMansion had two story ceilings in the family room, which was a little over the top.  Trying to change a lightbulb was an EVENT!  The ceilings on the main floor […]