Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Moving Fast!

Project manager just called, framing is officially complete! Roof will be done on Friday 12/2 and Saturday 12/3. Concrete will be poured for the basement floor, stoop and garage floor on Monday 12/5! Tuesday 12/6 the plumber will come. On Friday 12/9 the electrician. Pictures to come as soon as I can get there this weekend in the morning when it's light out!! Pre drywall meeting will be scheduled next week, for the following week. We can't believe how fast it's happening, but we will take it!

Monday, November 28, 2011


To our surprise, the framing began 4 days earlier than expected! Got to love the Amish! I'm sure the entire second floor is up, I just didn't have time or enough day light to get back there to take more pictures. It will be raining the next few days so not sure when the roof will go on.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Appliances and Furniture, the FUN part!

We got a great deal on a 28.5 cu ft stainless steel Samsung french door refrigerator. List price $2699.00, but Lowes had an early black Friday special and we got it for $1599.00 plus 10% off!
Here is the kitchen table we got for the morning room. I think it's perfect. Our cabinets are expresso which is very similar to the color of this table.

Here is the couch we purchased for the family room. I am having it custom made in black microfiber. I currently have the same couch in chocolate brown but the theme in our new home is greys and blacks. I wanted the same couch because it is the MOST COMFORTABLE couch I have ever had!

We ended up getting this on Black Friday! Love it!!!
We got two of these bar stools for the gourmet island. They match the chairs that go with the kitchen table, they are just taller!
Storage bench for the mudroom

Friday, November 18, 2011

We have a foundation!

Project manager just called with his weekly update. The foundation has been poured! Stripping and waterproofing(brown dimpled plastic around foundation) will start Monday 11/21, Tuesday 11/22 the lumber will be in. Wednesday 11/23 backfilling the dirt. Monday 11/28 the framing will begin!!! Finally moving along. Pictures to come soon, I am going out there tomorrow! Have a nice weekend :-)

Monday, November 14, 2011


I cannot believe I forgot to mention which upgrades we went with! We cannot wait to see them in person!

Elevation B
Morning room
Granite counter tops - Pearl Gray
Upgraded 42 inch Expresso cabinets with crown molding in Kitchen
Expresso cabinets in spare and master bathroom
Recessed lighting in kitchen and basement
Stainless Steel Appliances
Fireplace with absolute black marble
Gourmet Kitchen Island
Ugraded carpet in the whole house with 10 pound padding
Upgraded Master Bath with Double sinks, seperate soaking tub, all glass/tile shower with seat.
Finished Basement w/ recessed lighting
2 ceiling fan rough ins
2 piece rough in for bathroom in the finished basement
4 pre wire switched outlets upstairs, 2 downstairs.
Garage floor drain
Laundry Tub
Washer and Dryer
Granite - Pearl Gray

Maple Expresso 42" cabinets - This is a picture from a model home.

Soft Soil/Clay?! Worried!

We got the news last week when they finally broke ground, the soil/clay is to soft. They will have to dig another 2 feet deep to compact stone down before they can put the footers in and pour the foundation. We have mixed feelings about this. We hear it's a great thing because your home will be "sturdier" but it still leaves worry in the back of our minds? Any opinions on this?!