|the kind guy who delivered our SIPs on his 18 wheeler gave us this tshirt.|
best. name. ever.
lovelady county, north carolina
|and here's lisa...she can hardly hide her excitement. EVER, really :)|
The new house concrete floor is totally level with the existing first floor. This will surely help things to flow better. We are getting rid of a small useless closet, exposing the staircase so the old part of the house will open up to the new, creating one big open space. I LOVE THAT! We will have access to the stairs from both the new section and the old living room. We scored on a gorgeous double french door that will replace a window in the living room that leads out to the screened-in porch (yet to be built).
|first floor SIPs are up|
|temporary second floor is in so they can safely build the 2nd floor|
|second floor SIPs are up|
|before the roof is on. our bedroom windows|
|roof and facia boards are being installed|
|north facing, and our front door|
|Our king-sized bed will go below this sweet bank of windows|
If there were a Queen of the Snail Parade in house building I'd say it has to be SIDING! Although we only have a small crew of 2 guys (plus my brother here and there) it is down right slow going folks, so take a break or review your electric plan during this part!
|Look at that massive bathroom window! Our tub goes right below it, yahoo|
|Here's our concrete floor after FINALLY finishing the staining & sealing. In this photo the wax is still wet so it appears much glossier than it will be. It came out a gorgeous, mottled warm array of browns and golds.|
|The upstairs temporary floor is removed and the tongue & groove wood floor is in! |
We are planning on sealing it with 3 to 5 coats of tung oil.
|Wood floor is protected and interior walls are going up; 2 bedrooms and a master bath|
|This may not look like much but it is to us... it's the first time the addition is lit up at night (we finally got work lights) -- you can see the warm glow coming through the clerestory windows!! |