Monday, May 4, 2015

Moved In!

We are officially moved in to the house!  Well, it's been almost four weeks and I debated even showing any pictures because of the giant mess the house was.  But we've finally had some time to start putting things together and put away and although none of the house is "decorated" quite yet, and nowhere near finished, I figured I would update on what's still left to do even though we're moved in, and show some final pictures before we start prettying up the house.

Ok, we can start in the entry.  Forgive my terrible pictures, but for now, that's all you get until Noah wants to take a nap in the middle of the day with better lighting. =)  All that's left up here is painting the door, inside and out.  It'll be the same blue as the kitchen island.  Also some paint touch ups throughout the house.

The living room is the most finished so far but we still have a long way to go.  We're waiting to order a new sectional which we finally found at Art Van.  After lots of searching for just the perfect one, we had to go the custom route and found a perfect one that fit just right and in the color we wanted.  Once we order they still have to make it and deliver it, so until then, we'll stick with our old basement sectional which will then be returned to the basement. Curtains are up and I love them.  After much debate for one or two curtain rods we decided to go with the two since the windows were so wide and I think we made the right decision.  Since we wont be closing the curtains anyway we didn't really need them to go all the way across... and who can find a rod that long?  We also have to order a chair like Noahs for the other side of the fireplace and maybe a little table to go behind the couch with some lamps...?  We'll have to wait and see.  Finally, some major shelf styling but that will be almost last on the list.
The kitchen is pretty much done.  A couple cute things on the counters and we'll be good to go.

The half bath is super tiny, long and skinny and way hard to photograph, especially with no natural light so I think this is the best I can get.  Maybe some shelves above the toilet or a nice painting but not too much work left in this room either.
The office is coming along nicely too. The big piece is in and we just bought Noah a little table and chairs from Ikea for the other side of the room so we can all work together.  Some pictures still need to go on the wall and my DIY curtains we're just finished this week.  (Similar ones here)

Still to be done are minor paint touch ups, and fix its around the house.  Some light bulbs need to be replaced and other minor things around the house that the contractors need to finish up.  The outside of the house though has so much work left.  Lots of painting of trim, screens to be put on windows.  Driveway needs to be poured as we're still parking on sand, landscaping and sand on the beach.  So ya... lots of work still ahead of us this summer.  And here is a re-cap of most of the building schedule from beginning to end.

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. Install tile backsplash in kitchen and laundry room. Install tile in master bath shower and backsplash. Install lighting.
Week of March 2 (Day 152) - Carpet install. Trim and hardware finish. Faucets & sinks.
Week of March 9 (Day 159) - Slow week at the house. Just a couple of touch ups here and there. 
Week of March 16 (Day 166) - Concrete in the porch and garage, Starting the deck. Starting master shower re-do since they didn't quite hit the mark the first time. Touch ups around the house.  Deep cleaning and paint touch ups.
April 4th (Day 185) - Move in Day!

As stated above, there is still outdoor work to do like concrete, landscaping and touch ups, but since we're officially in the house this will be the last house update. Feel free to click here for the entire "Building Our House" series and thanks for following our progress!

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