There’s not a ton to report on the house, but I figured I haven’t said much about it lately and thought I would dedicate an entire post to the progress so far for those of you who are interested. The best place to follow along for updates is Instagram.
Our builder is almost officially done with his part. The house is all closed in now since Joe installed the garage doors and the builder put the last of the exterior doors on! All he has left to do is put some holes in the roof for us for some vents and for the chimney and he will be complete! That means it’s up to Joe from here on out to get the bulk of the work done. The plumbing and the HVAC will be the only things that he won’t be doing himself.
Our siding came in last Thursday and I’m sooo in love with it! Feeling very confident in my color choices! It’s going to look amazing with the shingles that we chose. I am so ready to see that awful TYVEK finally be covered up and see some real color on the house. We decided on LP SmartSide which is a wood siding. It’s a better quality than vinyl, so it’s pricier, but these are the features of the house that we hope to never have to change so it’s something that we were willing to spend a little more money on. Carpet can easily be changed, siding, not so much!
You may have read that we got our appliances and some furniture ordered too! We got a great deal at a locally owned store that was offering 0% interest for 4 years so we took advantage of the deal. I have been OBSESSED with the GE Slate appliances ever since my MIL got a stove and microwave in that finish a couple of years ago. I’m happy to say I’m (soon to be) a proud owner of my own set! Also, we will finally have a matching GE front load washer and dryer set! Our last set was mismatched and it drove me nuts!
LOVE these appliances!
I got the GE RightHeight washer & dryer in white, the pedestal is built in.
After the exterior is finished (all siding up) Joe will start hanging and taping drywall so we should see lots more progress! Much like infertility, building a house has taught me a lot about patience and that things won’t be done at the snap of my fingers, quality takes time, but I find myself constantly day dreaming about cooking in my new kitchen, sipping wine in front of the fire on my new couch in the living room, and having to decide if I want back yard or front yard views while I drink my coffee in the mornings! I know that move in day will be here before we know it (we don’t have a set date), and I am so ready to live out the rest of my life in our dream house. I hope that we can fill it with babies and make lots of memories together!
living room with 12' french sliding doors
covered porch off the back of the house
back of the house