Well if the last post got us up to November of last year, then these photos will get us up to March of this year! It’s going to be alot of pictures of wiring, lumber, insulation and tools, and it might not make much sense but enjoy! Again, it’s an incredible amount of work. I just can’t believe we’ve done this much!
My septic tank is delivered. A VERY important part of the house building process!
They used this crane attached to the truck to set it in place. IT WAS AWESOME.
The septic tank is set up and covered with gravel.
Two hooligans in front of the sliding glass door. We always hope they will remember this crazy process.
The front entrance gets a peak and a larger overhang. I’m going to put a family sign in that little triangle.
Another exterior shot with all the porches finished. Yes, the snow flew.
Sheetrocking the outside walls before we build walls. WAY easier.
Clara is not impressed with our sheetrocking skills.
Inside of the entrance looking up at the arch windows.
Put in the beam to hold the floor over the stair.
I designed my staircase with Photoshop and Google Sketchup and ordered all the pieces from a warehouse! Lets hope it all works!
Inside building the structure of the stairs. We went with traditional rather than a spiral stair. This gave us full wide steps.
View of the steps going up to the second floor. No more ladder!
Building the walls and wiring the kitchen.
View of the kitchen, the sink will be under that window. Starting to put our plumbing in and venting.
Wires, wires everywhere but no power to them yet.
Here is the PEX manabloc. Each line is run to either the hot or cold of every faucet in the house. We put it in, in a weekend. My family rocks.
Dry fitting the venting system, once we know all the pieces, elbows, T’s and joints, we will go back and glue it all together.
Walls built between Aleia and Clara’s rooms. The layout is a mirror of each other and they share a bath.
Pex up to the laundry valves.
While the guys were runnig the PEX lines in the crawl space, I was pulling them up and putting black collars so they stayed in place.
Venting for the half bath and starting to tape the exterior seams of the panels.
Another shot of my front door entrance. Because I love it.
The girls took over the master bedroom. They would watch movies and make us cake from their kitchen.
Casey and I insulated every wall. I’m still itching.
In the process of putting in the Kinetico water system. We have well water and this takes everything out and then puts it all back in!
Double electric panels are getting filled up.
Clara is a trooper. When Aleia is at school, she puts up with the chaos.
Understanding sanitary elbows vs venting elbows. I got a crash course.
Putting in the tubs and showers.
Omgosh I don’t even know. kidding. All the wires for our garage lights.
A look at the ceiling in my studio. You have to put plastic on all the ceilings and exterior walls to have a vapor barrier between that and your sheetrock. It was a pain to hang.
Can lights in my porch.
Can lights zig zagged donw the hallway.
We have the newel posts in for the staircase. They are covered now until the mud and taping gets done. We will do the handrails last.
Staining all the oak boards for the windows and trim.
We made oak boards for all the window sills ourselves, stained and polyed them and finished with the sheetrock returns. We wrapped them in plastic to protect them from the mudding process.
Here are all the lines for the drinking water.
The master bath is getting a tiled shower. This product is called a Schuleter Kerdi system. Waterproofs the walls and floor so I can tile.
Installing sheetrock as a firebarrier in the garage.
Once the sheetrock goes on everything gets light.
Sheetrock in the kitchen.
We arched the hallway entrance.
We also arched the big opeing to the house entrance.
A look into Aleia’s room.
Laying out the tiles in the girls bathroom!
Trying to figure out my tile pattern in the bathroom.
We tiled the laundry, guest bath, half bath and the girls bathroom. This is the girls. It’s a pinwheel pattern.
My master bedroom ready for mud.
Casey’s office ready for mud.
A look up the staircase.
Now we are finally taping and mudding!!
My studio is finally getting taped and mudded!
We are hoping to get this room done first so I can bring up all my doors and trim to stain and poly. Hopefully the mudding will be done by the end of the week.
A view towards the stairs.