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.
Whether you're designing a new house, or are in the market for a replacement piece, there's a better way to choose furniture.
Welcome to September, the unofficial start of fall. Welcome to crisp air and changing leaves. Welcome to sweater weather. And welcome to comfort food season. You're going to want to bookmark this page - you'll be making this slightly smoky, slightly sweet, totally satisfying (and healthy) meal a lot. Like, a lot a lot.
Last week we saw the siding get finished. This week, another huge milestone - rough grading. Here's what the grading looked like before:
It's been awhile since I've written about food (or a drink in this case), so I figured this was an excellent time to change that -- summer is winding down, and here's the perfect way to end it:
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.
We were at a prior-to-the-schoolyear preschool playdate this morning, and one of the other parents told me that her friend follows this blog. It made me so happy to hear. When I look at the web traffic for the site, there are many people who passively follow - no problem with this, obviously, I love to have people spending their time with me, but sometimes I feel like I'm writing to no one. It was nice to hear that this friend loves the blog and following our house progress, so thank you friend, and thank you other pre-k parent for sharing - it made my day.
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.
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.
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.