I’m trying to be a good blogger and post a weekly update on the house, especially at this framing stage where it seems like there is so much progress every day. The exciting thing this week was the big 4 panel doors finally getting installed.
Here is the one in the dining room (they are a bit ajar in this pic).
My favorite part – they open in the middle! It’s going to be so nice to entertain out on the deck and have this be so open. There are screen doors to keep bugs out if we want to put those on, they just aren’t installed right now.
We have the same doors out to our deck in our master bedroom too. They are oversized at 8 feet tall, because we have 9 foot ceilings. We really wanted every room to feel like our old sunroom so we went floor to ceiling with the windows wherever possible.
The basement doors were installed as well in our kid zone/tv room/play room.
This will mostly be where our kids hang out, but I’m sure we will be finding our way down here too. We are putting in a wet bar area opposite these windows, thinking it will be nice to have a place to store drinks and snacks right on the lake level. That way when we entertain out by the water everyone can help themselves and I’m not constantly running up the deck stairs to grab stuff.
It will look kind of like this (I have moved on from kindergarten sketches to kindergarten photo shop!)
There are two closet on either side for toys and board games (one is under the staircase). I’m thinking navy cabinets, a butcher block counter and wooden shelves. There will also be a pullout trash bin in one of the cabinets in the hopes my kids will actually pick up after themselves.
They also have almost all the trim on the outside up and the siding has been delivered. I can’t wait to see how it looks!
We decided to keep these bump outs all white to contrast with the dark grey siding. They still need to be painted but I think they turned out so nice. The roof will be a metal standing seam in an oil rubbed bronze color called Burnished Slate and there will be window boxes on there as well. Stay tuned for siding!