I haven’t shown you any house progress photos since we knocked the old one down, so I thought I would bring you up to date today. We have walls! Well most of them. Old man winter has really not been cooperating with us, and while I am very excited about having a white Christmas, the two feet of snow we have gotten over the last week hasn’t been helping out the construction process.
Thankfully last week they finished framing the entire basement and then got it closed in before the snow hit, but it now looks like a big windowless box. I texted this pic to the Mr. and work and said “change of plans, going with more of bat cave look” he was actually on board if he got a bat mobile…and if Alfred is going to clean my house, I might be down with it too.
I did snap a few pics before it got closed in and the snow hit – here is the view from the downstairs family room/play room.
You’ll notice the floor is still gravel in the basement,(and my daughter is trying to build a sand castle with it…) it got too cold and they couldn’t get the floor poured, another reason they needed to keep the snow out. When they get the house all closed in they will pour the floors down here, we are putting heated flooring in the basement, so it’s a bit tricky.
Here’s a shot of the view from the upstairs living room, if you notice the window on the left side there will be 8 windows running along that back wall the same size as that. Then another 4 windows on top of them because the ceilings will be 16 ft in this room. So, you can see the few of you who were missing the sunroom from the old house, this room is basically a wall of glass and should feel like the old sunroom.
You will be able to access the deck from the both the living room as well as the dining room thru these sets of doors.
Here are the doors off the master that will lead to the deck.
This is what we’ve got from the street side – the front door is in the center there. They don’t have the garage framed yet, but we are getting there. So far I’m loving the floor plan. That was the number one thing I wanted to get right in this house, because there were a lot of things about our old house that didn’t work for us. I walked thru it for about an hour yesterday, and I think it’s pretty perfect. However, I may have made my kitchen pantry a smidge too big. I can actually lay on the floor in there and make snow angels, and yes you know I did this. I was making sure it felt like a good spot to hide from my kids with a glass of wine and box of girl scout cookies as is my custom around 6:00 when the children are driving me batty. It’s so big I’m thinking I can hide a sleeping bag and pillow in there if I really need to bunk down.
Hopefully by next week I can share the fully framed house with the roof on and everything, our trusses are sitting across the street patiently waiting. However we are currently under yet another winter weather advisory and the windchill is a balmy -3 today. I feel so bad for the guys working outside in this weather!
If you are new here and haven’t seen our new house plans you can check them out here.