Tuesday, February 24, 2015

House Update - Countertops

I had all the intentions to update yesterday.  I got up, made it to work and lasted about three hours before I went home sick and laid in bed the rest of the day.  After a couple of hours sleeping Noah came in bed with me and brought me his dog and blanket and sat with me for a couple minutes. It's hard not to want to snuggle that kid.  I was hoping for a nice long night of sleep but of course Noah woke up at three and then again at four.  I finally went in there to make sure he was ok and signed for milk which he never does at night.  Growth spurt? Missing mommy?  Who knows.  He's still sleeping now at 8am so he must have gotten what he needed.   Of course I never went back to bed.  At least I made it to work early, right?

Anyway, lets get to the house update.  They're making way with the paint.  It was supposed to be done sometime last week and when we stopped by to see, they had barely finished painting the trim and were nowhere close to getting color on the walls.  When we stopped by this weekend the whole first floor was done as well as the hallway and foyer so they're finally making some progress.

The best part though was the quartz counter-tops being installed.  Exactly as I imagined when we picked them out.  All I wanted to do was give them a big hug... and touch them....and uncover them.  So pretty.  It was nice to see the island with a top too as it made it seem much bigger with the overhang for the stools.  We should have plenty of room to host parties this summer.

Next up this week are hard surfaces, which I'm assuming are tile, backsplash, wood floors? And our appliances are getting delivered which means we can haul out the crazy huge fridge and dishwasher from our current garage to make room for tubs and bins that are packed.  We have about a month till move in and sooo much packing left to do since we have done literally nothing as of yet. I'm not quite in stress mode yet and I hope to keep it that way.

Oct 8 (Day 1) - We signed our contract and everything is official!
Oct 9 (Day 2) - Expected ground breaking - delay with permit.
Oct 14 (Day 7) - Pick out front door (similar to this), interior doors, house molding, door knobs, and decking and siding.
Oct 15 (Day 8) - Fireplace picked
Oct 21 (Day 14) - Faucets, sinks, shower heads, toilets.  Also garage door.
Oct 23 (Day 16) - Cabinetry for the whole house - knobs and handles
Nov 5 (Day 29) - Ground breaking - hole digging and laying some foundation.
Nov 13 (Day 37) - Outside brick picked
Nov 18 (Day 42) - Cabinet place again - Changed our minds of the kitchen cabinets!
Nov 19 (Day 43) - Chose lighting, sort of because that was pretty hard. Still have to finalize some choices.
Week of Nov 24 (Day 53) - Pour concrete base - framing basement - finalize light choices and custom island color, custom hood vent and misc faucets.
Week of Dec 8 (Day 68) - Finishing up the framing and starting the roof. Plywood mostly put up all around the house. It's starting to look like a house.
Week of Dec 15 (Day 75) - Framing complete and ready for siding. Roof almost finished. Electrical walk-through, still deciding on lights.  Electrical rough-in and instal of fireplace. Tubs in bathrooms.
Week of Dec 22 (Day 82) - Inspections. Insulation and drywall will be up this week. Final interior finishes picks.
Week of Jan 5 (Day 96) - Siding, finishing drywall.
Week of Jan 19 (Day 110) - Cabinets being delivered, Trim going up
Week of Jan 26 (Day 117) - Cabinetry installed - Custom cabinetry made and installed - continue trim
Week of Feb 2 (Day 124) - Finish trim - start painting 
Week of Feb 16 (Day 138) - Continue with paint. Counter-tops installed in kitchen, bathrooms and kitchenette downstairs.

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