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

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 […]

Week 24 – Doors, paneling, walls, and rants

Week 24 – Doors, paneling, walls, and rants

After the abysmal production in week 23, largely due to the July 4th holiday, it was great to see house construction get back into full swing. The trim guys continued to work on the trellis beams and installed the Eichler siding, all walls received primer, the interior doors arrived, and the landscape guys FINALLY got […]

Week 23 – Eichler Siding/T&G Decisions

Week 23 – Eichler Siding/T&G Decisions

Week 23 came and went and we forgot to update our blog on Sunday. Weather was spotty all weekend too, so no quality pics from the big camera. While the landscapers started on what will be a 140 foot retaining wall the trim guys were finishing up the trellis work AND installing our Eichler siding! […]

We just want some cool doors…

We just want some cool doors…

You know, We never really thought about doors until we started building.  My “contemporary” 80s bachelor pad had the old hollow Masonite doors.  You know the ones.  $50 contractor specials.  The  McMansion had about about 35 six panel doors installed.  They worked I guess, though I hated having to dust them.  Once the new house […]

Week 22 – Trellis Time

Week 22 – Trellis Time

Week 22 saw the drywall getting taped, mudded, sanded, and mudded again.  During that time the trim guys got to work on the Trellis.  Over the past few weeks we looked at various materials and the cost associated with using them.  We wanted to use cedar but 3x10s in cedar priced out to over $4500! […]