Are you ready for the first ever look at the second floor??? Before we get there, be sure to check out the first floor and the basement if you haven't already. Just like in those tours, we'll start with an Image Location Plan.
Welcome back! Last week we took a look at the first floor, in the first of our 3 part house tour series. This week, we're checking out the basement. Just like last time, I put together an Image Location Plan to keep you oriented as we look at the pics.
We've been focused on the outside of the house here on the blog for a bit, so it's been a while since we last took a look inside. I think it's time to change that. The framing is done. The windows and doors are in. Plumbing, electric, HVAC all done. Drywall is up. We're doing a 3 part house tour series. Today, let's take a look at the first floor.
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What's the grade
Last week we saw the siding get finished. This week, another huge milestone - rough grading. Here's what the grading looked like before:
Let's pick sides
The day has arrived - we can finally say goodbye to our greenhouse. The siding is being installed, and as it is, this is looking more and more like our modern farmhouse.
Does your house have a logo?
Every design starts with an idea; a little inkling of what might one day become something. In architecture school I was taught that these little ideas should be generated quickly, jotted down, and set to the side so more ideas are free to come. In the architecture world, these sketches are called Parti Diagrams - I think it's much more relatable to call them what they really are - Logos.
Let's build a retaining wall
We've been planning for this retaining wall for nearly a year. I first told you about it when we installed our construction driveway. It's finally a reality.
Tiiiiiiin Roof, Rusted
OK, so it isn't tin and it's not rusted...but it will be metal. All the way back when all we had were some concrete forms, we talked about how we're building a modern farmhouse. And no self respecting farmhouse - modern or otherwise - would be caught dead without a proper metal roof.
When one door closes
We have a door! Look at that beautiful beast. It's nearly the size of a sheet of plywood (that's 4ft x 8ft), and much to our builder's dismay - weighs around 800 pounds. Here's how it looks installed: