Saturday, October 10, 2009

The house is ready!

Within the past week, the finishing touches have been put on the house. It looks completely beautiful! All the fixtures were put in, cellulose insulation was blown into the attic, everything was cleaned up, the yard was graded out and landscaped a bit, the porch was painted, and the windows were super detailed. It is unbelievable how wonderful the windows look now. It's probably hard to tell from the pictures, but the window glass is super clear and wavy due to age (+80 years old). The guys worked really hard on this house and did a great job! It looks super sharp!

We were supposed to move in this weekend (after supposedly closing on Friday, Oct. 9), but a few things got messed up. So, we now won't be closing until Wednesday, Oct. 14 and moving in Thursday, October 15. No word yet on when we will begin the addition, but hopefully within a couple of weeks after moving and getting settled in. You know we can't sit still but for so long before beginning a new project! :-)

We are really excited about the place and can't wait to move in! Thanks for checking out our pictures.

Our cute little hut...

Newly painted porch.

Good size backyard. Perfect for a garden, a dog, a patio set, and a house addition.

Can you believe this is the same tub? Amazing!

New "Class 5" toilet.

This turned out great.

Back bedroom.

New closet in back bedroom. (Looking towards bonus room/future laundry room.)

Front bedroom/Brent's office - french doors and fireplace required.

Family/living room fireplace.

Dining room floors.

Dining room.

And..... kitchen!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

It's a race to the finish line...

Wow, so here we are... only one week away from closing! A lot has been done in the past week. All the light fixtures have been hung, trim paint on the outside of the house has been painted a softer cream color (no more dijionaise), kitchen cabinets and granite went in, and the bathtub was reglazed. Also, new Icynene spray foam insulation was sprayed in the basement under the floors of the main level. Check out the pictures! The place is looking awesome!

Now we're on the "home" stretch. Plumbers will be coming next week, the floors will be finished, all appliances/fixtures will be installed, and the yard will be fixed up and landscaped in the front. Wish us luck with our closing and moving days next Friday and Saturday! Thanks for checking out our pictures! (Don't forget, you can click on the pictures to make them bigger. Then, hit the back arrow to go back to the blog.)

New trim paint - what a difference that makes! Compare this picture to one of the very first ones.

New coal basket inserts. They use natural gas to help heat the house and provide for a nice ambiance. This might be the only true "clean" coal... :-)

New Iceynene spray foam insulation. This stuff is super green (, and will help keep us really warm this winter!

The reglazed bathtub. Looking sharp!

New cabinets and countertops in kitchen, so nice...

Cabinets and countertops...

Fan in second bedroom (we chose the same fan for the other bedroom and family room).

Light fixture in bathroom (before bathtub was reglazed).

Art deco-y light fixture in dining room.

Hallway light.

Front porch light.