It's been a while since I shared about our home advehttp://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=4106350871861610662#editor/target=post;postID=7824706641310881630nture. And much has been happening....so much so that it feels like (another) full time job. At least I get to do the fun part!---design, plan, pick things out, and then watch skilled crews do the work for us. I kinda love that.
It's liberating for someone who loves a good DIY project.
Lake Hills Custom Homes to do the hard part) and we're along for the decision-making ride. Check out my 3 previous posts about the process:
We're building a new home!
From foundation to frame
Here's where we're currently at: the outside is mostly done; the inside has a way to go.
And in my last post the house looked like this:
Well, apparently home building gets cooler and cooler as you go....because then they put up wooden walls all around the house and on the roof, and with every step it starts to feel more like a real home!
Construction is amazing.
And smells yummy like Home Depot.
In fact that's what my kids often tell me, "Mom I want to eat Home Depot"
"It just smells so good"
I thought we'd enjoy those over eating wood.
Once the exterior walls and roof were covered with wood, then came the Tyvek wrap. Tyvek is a lightweight and super strong fabric-like paper that protects the home from outside water and air. And if you remember back to our swag bags from the Palm Springs trip?...they were made from the same material! I had to buy them.
In my previous post some of you asked why the foundation was poured so tall.
The land we're building on is sloped---which really drew us to it because it adds an interesting dimension to the property. So the foundation had to be built and up and poured to create a level surface.
And Lucy and Owen are tiny specs in the Studio room doorway.
After the Tyvek wrap, roof shingles were laid on most of the roof. Some of the roof was finished after the stuccoing process since workers had to walk around on it with messy shoes.
So cool!...almost as cool as pouring concrete with the elephant snout into the foundation.
"we need your final exterior paint color selections".
This process is fun but can feel creatively stressful. It's a merry-go-round of making selections, rethinking, second-guessing, reassuring, confirming, and then still wondering if you made the right decision. I originally planned to go with a light-gray exterior. But then after seeing the raw stucco color on the house, I really loved how the dark gray looked.
Cause I don't have a thing for gray or anything.
Sherwin Williams 7067, Cityscape color!
Another fun process to watch.
And more workers to torment with my photo-taking.
The trim around the widows and under the roof were painted with Sherwin Williams 7005, Pure White. And the support beams were painted black.
And now begins the Interior fun.
We have plumbing, electrical,
Have a great day.