Saturday, January 20, 2007

The back of the house

Siding complete in back Finally! The exterior is coming together. I am SO happy we didn't chicken out on going with the green siding. The pictures don't do the detail on the trim around the windows justice. Our general contractor surprised us by crimping the trim around the doors and windows. The three dimensional detail really makes the trim "pop". We're so happy he took the time for the extra touch. The guys did a fantastic job. I'll snap a picture of the trim next time I'm out with the camera.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Lots of action!

Since the first of the year a lot has been going on! We have the permanent electricity installed; outlet, switch boxes and smoke alarm boxes are in place; all of the rough plumbing is done; and the siding is hung on one side of the house. I was sooooo nervous about the color we picked out for the siding; so was everyone else - our gc hung a few rows the first day and said "you can still change your mind if you want" - he wasn't so sure about the color either! But now we all love it. I can't wait to see it completely done. The weather is brutal on the top of our hill, but its amazing at how "not so cold" it is inside with just framing and windows. We spent last weekend picking out all of the lights for the house and bought new stackable washer and dryer. Building a house definitely takes care of my urge to shop! I know the layout of all the home improvement stores within a 50 mile radius of the house - ha! More pictures soon...