Wednesday, October 15, 2014

House Update!

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!


Joe is about done with all of the wiring which means that we will be able to have our inspection done on all the “rough in” meaning the electrical and plumbing. Once that’s all inspected and passed (fingers crossed!), and Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) finishes heating up the transformer we will be able to put a meter in and finally have electricity! We will also be getting ready for our propane tank to be installed so we will have heat too! Then I’ll never see Joe! He actually told me this past weekend that now that our heat works in the camper he’s going to set it up at the house and just stay in it if he ends up working late on the house! I really appreciate his dedication. He has always been a very hard worker and earns and honest to God living by working his ass off, he is the hardest working man I know so it’s no surprise that he has been the same way with the house!

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

16 comments:

  1. Beyond obsessed with your appliances!! So nice! And I LOVE your sliding French doors... so much natural lighting! Your house looks awesome!

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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  2. Windows are beautiful!! Woohoo for progress!

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  3. My Gosh Elena your house looks beautiful. God bless it

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  4. Oh, that pack porch is going to be amazing, jealous!! Love following along on this journey, I can't even imagine how exciting it must be!

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  5. Good call on the siding! Loving the covered porch! Porches are everything down here in Texas!

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  6. Girl! Love! I'm moving in with you! haha, we love our front load GE washer and dryer! SO awesome

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  7. I love your windows and doors...and the appliances too!!

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  8. Still loving those french doors. The house is looking great.

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  9. I love all your appliances! It's coming along so nicely, your back patio is going to be amazing ;)

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  10. Oh I love those slate appliances! I hope you can fill it with babies too girl! Sending you lots of positive energy! xoxoxo

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  11. Stunning! Do you have any advice? We hope to start this process next year (Lord willing our house sells).

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  12. ahhh! I am in love with your house? Where is my room? hehe

    waitingforbabybird.com

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  13. I absolutely love your new appliances!!! So exciting how it's all coming together!

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  14. WOW GIRL!!! The house is looking absolutely fabulous. I love the back and the appliances

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  15. yay!!! I love everything! The siding is a beautiful color! And all the appliances and furniture you got is to die for!!! :)

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