Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Laundry Room

This week we have started on electrical and (need to be started on) Plumbing.  The plumbing is supposed to get started tomorrow, I hope!  I am ready to start seeing sheet rock!

I had 5, yes 5 can lights installed in the laundry room.  The electrician said I should have no problem doing my laundry now!  I hope he is right!


The laundry room got built last week, it is 10 x 12, in order to be level with the existing house it had to be raised up about 4 feet.


That left this little cubby, storage area underneath. 


Then came the stairs, the reason why we started this project was because we didn’t have stairs coming into the house since we poured our cement pad over 2 years ago!  2 years with out stairs is a long time, but worth it in the end, now I have a garage, and stairs!





I love the stairs, they are so wide and not tall, just right.  These are roughed in for building purposes, they will be finished with that Trex type decking material.  Ryan’s one splurge.  I wish I only had one splurge.  The most used phrase around our house goes something like, “well we might as well do this….., or we are only going to build this garage once, we may as well do this…..”

I think it is going to turn out great!


The window went in yesterday, the washer and dryer will go right under it with the sink in the corner next to the house.  So, Sink, Washer, then dryer.


This wall will have cabinets and folding counter, and corner coat closet.


We did get siding ordered, hopefully plumbing and electrical roughed in this week, and colors picked out. I need to pick out exterior lights (4 of them, yikes!) and laundry room flooring.  It is getting closer, but yet still lots to do!


The kids were so excited that there were 6 ladders in the garage!!  It has been a bit scary trying to keep them off of them.  Emma was bouncing the basketball from the top! Everyone wants to be right in the middle of the construction, I am doing my best to keep them OUT of it!  Hopefully I have lots of progress to post next week!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Last Week’s Progress

The trusses and sheeting went up all in one day, I think.  It was really quick anyway.  It has been fun to see a lot of progress in a little time. 


I thought it would take a crane to get the trusses up but they did it with two guys up on ladders on each side and one guy (16 year old boy) pushing the truss up to them.  I left for about an hour and they had all of them up but two!  I am sure they didn’t want to spend all day long doing that miserable heavy job!


The next day they sheeted the roof.  It is ready for shingles.  Ryan had to bow out of that job.  He really wanted to roof it himself (I think, (I know) he likes to do the work himself, but spring is here and potatoes are being shipped starting two days ago!  He is not here to eat dinner, let alone put on a roof.






This is still pretty much how it looks today still.  They have been working almost every day, just not on anything that makes it “look” any different. 

I did go pick siding, doors, and garage doors yesterday.  That was fun.  I picked this board and batten siding, we are painting it white.board and batten sideing

These are the garage doors.  Ryan really wants windows in them though, so they may change if it isn’t to pricey.  He is worried about not having enough light in the garage.  I would love them with windows!


garage door

And we just went with the nine pane doors, to add more light, but I didn’t want them too inviting.  I get tired of people coming in the mudroom door.  I don’t know why people in Idaho cant use the front door!  Drives me crazy! 

nine pane door

The windows are just a white vinyl with no panes.  Im not totally sure, but I think this house just may turn into the house of my dreams!  Ryan is doing a good job providing it for us.  I feel blessed!