Oh my goodness what a week we had! Summer Whimsy sale was this past Thursday and Saturday, and my brother-in-law and his boys have been here the last two weeks working on framing our house! This process has been amazing because it goes so fast! I wish every step of the process was this dramatic and went this fast:) So I thought I’d give you an update and show you what we’ve got so far…
As of two weeks ago we had a basement and that was it…
and I was really hoping it wouldn’t dwarf the rest of the house. Our friend was flying his drone around the other night and captured this image from the air…which gives you a better idea of the size.
Well the crew has since finished their two weeks here, and we have a completely framed house. I snapped these pictures this morning to show you where we are at now:)
Ryan and the boys also got it shingled, and with the roof lines blended together it looks like it now belongs. We are putting steel on the dormer roof, and we will add steel to the awning over the front door as well to match.
But our building outlet windows and craigslist scores worked great and I love the look of them!
so I think the siding will be our next project. We have a small over hang over the front door, and although I like how it ended up looking, it was for good reason. Ryan originally told me I was going to have to lose my kitchen window, see that little one right there with the one shutter:) I was so bummed. my kitchen was already going to get darker by losing the back window, I really didn’t want to lose more light, or the view:) My ever so sweet brother-in-law came up with this solution to save it! And I ended up liking how it looks as well! It helps to break up the two levels, and now we can add can lights and outdoor speakers in it to bring some fun ambiance to the outdoors. Our plan is to add a deck that connects the fronts door (we’ll replace those concrete stairs) and run it in the whole area for a nice outdoor patio. That will probably not happen til at least next year, but I think I”m gonna love it:)
Now to the inside.
downstairs is pretty basic. The fireplace will be between these two windows….
and I’m still so in love with this door…
I was sooo happy it worked! We had to order a custom threshold for it, but for only $100 extra dollars it still was about half the price of a plain jane sliding door from Menards. and that 10 foot window I got??
And the window we cut off of the big 10 footer we put to the left of the door here. I love that they match now. I also love the screens that are on these windows…
Now to move upstairs..
right now the only way we can get to the addition is through our bathroom window:)
so we will have a little hallway with our closet on the left and our bathroom on the right.
and this will be our view from our bed..
I’ll share my design ideas for this space in my next blog, but I’m getting super excited to break through the walls and make this area part of our home:)