Sunday, February 14, 2010

Good to go......

The interior framing work has been completed and everything passed inspection on Friday. Most of the remaining work will take place from the relentless snow and ice storms we've endured. El Nino is sticking it to us! The locals say this is the worst winter in 20 years (lucky us!). We've stayed roughly on budget so far, but did decide to upgrade the shower with some additional glass panels which should open the space up a bit.

Next week we'll be insulating and beginning sheetrock installation. We will also be meeting with a landscape architect to discuss the backyard layout. We are hoping to move towards a permaculture design that incorporates nice garden space, rain gardens, and a play area for mocha. We've got a blank slate right now (see below)......

View looking into the bathroom

German siding on the southside

View of backyard during one of our weekly snowstorms

We also had our storm windows installed last week. These were purchased from company called Allied Windows in Ohio that specializes in customized windows for historic homes. They all fit perfectly and have helped weatherize our house tremendously. The interior windows are especially slick...they incorporate magnetic strips to seal out the elements. Hopefully we'll avoid another $300 power bill next month.

Interior storms....almost invisible

Exterior storms on the front of the house.

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