Saturday, September 21, 2013

Progress. Barely.

Everything is going very slowly on the house right now. A modular might be faster than having a construction crew come out and build a house right on your lot, but it ain't fast. They do about 2 or 3 hours worth of work about 2 or 3 days each week. I'm sure they're busy and we're not the only people, but some communication would be awesome. We never know who is going to show up or what they're going to do. Especially fun if they need us to be here or need to communicate with another part of the process. Like when the plumber needed to talk to the hvac guy but didn't know when he would be here to do that. It's hard to get the hvac guy to come out with no notice. So anyway the garage is coming along (my husband and his brother are doing most of the garage). It still needs shingles on the roof and siding, plus the overhead door, walk-in door, and windows (which match the house windows)

view from the north side-no openings on this side at all.

view from the west-there will be one more window and on the very left side, a walk-in door.

from the south

and the inside of the garage-the basement stairs are at the very end of it and the door to the house is right next to them.

The carpet was finally laid-here it is in one room (all of the carpet is the same). I would rather have less carpet or none but someone insisted on it in the bedrooms and living room.

And the floor in my sewing/craft room. I love black/white checkerboard floors and wasn't able to get them in the kitchen or bathrooms using sheet vinyl (which I wanted to make it more waterproof) so I got it in here. I love this floor.

And the porch. We're just getting a small 6 x 6 front porch and will be putting a medium size deck on the back of the house next summer. This porch is not done-there will be a gable roof over it and some posts, and a step on one side.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Painted kitchen

The kitchen is painted. We still need to add the backsplash behind the cooktop and also the cooktop and oven (those will obviously be added right when we move in since I still need them in our old house). There's still a lot of dust, plastic, cardboard and other project paraphernalia but here is the kitchen so far. The color is Sherwin Williams Retiring Blue and for the kitchen we used a semi gloss finish. It doesn't look a lot different than the satin though.

The oven and stove area.

The view from the dining area (left doorway goes to the master bedroom and the one on the right goes to the laundry room).

Sink area (fridge obviously will go on the right and the dishwasher to the left of the sink). I am getting a different faucet because I'm spoiled that way. I want one with the built in pull down sprayer. Only one sticky-outy thing to clean around.

The island. This end has solid doors...

and this end has glass doors (taken before the walls were painted).

Monday, September 2, 2013


We've started to do some painting. There's plenty of masking in every room and that takes more time than the actual painting, I think. Anyway, pictures.

dining area (sherwin williams retiring blue)

here is my craft/sewing room. I'm super happy with this color which is the same as the dining room even though it looks different in these pictures. It will also go in the kitchen and kids' bathroom.

and the kids' rooms (we ended up painting all three)
sherwin williams teaberry:

sherwin williams potentially purple:

Behr Windsurf

and just for fun, this is Phineas and Daisy sharing a bed. We ended up buying a second one, because Daisy is too afraid to get up there when Phineas (who is the cat, by the way) is sleeping on it. And we originally bought it for the dog because she has arthritis. This time we told her to get up there so she did. Phineas was in his usual bed-hogging spot. The middle.