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ArmyofOne

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  1. ok, ya'll are up to speed now. :P they just put texture on the walls today but I couldn't take pix because we have had so much rain the site is a muddy mess.
  2. 8/18/17: Drywall is done!
  3. 8/15/17: Drywall going up!
  4. 8/3/17: Electrical and HVAC going in! Manuel Labor hard at work :D
  5. 8/1/17 Roof is on! Insulation! Duct work and vent hoods on the box HVAC stuff Our back door. It has the blinds inside the window between the glass panes. Rear garage door is on!
  6. 7/31/17: progress made today! Pex! Firplace is in! Roof going on! Tubs and shower pan are in! More Pex!
  7. 7/28/17: All windows are in! 7/29/17: exterior trim work has begun on our new home. ^Roof soffett vents. Seamless gutters will go on last i think. One of the few areas trimmed in siding on our home. 99% of it will be brick or stone. Looking into the front entry, looking much larger now that its all closed in! Garage all framed in (sorry for blurry pic) Dining room (which we will most likely use as a formal living room, as we dont have a dining room table fancy enough for it yet. Living room storybook window All moisture barrier is up! Master windows on east wall, our bed will go between them. Master bedroom storybook window, overlooking back patio/yard. Frosted bathroom glass is in place! The rest of the master bath. Its yuuuge! :D
  8. 7/27/17: Radiaint barrier roof decking and Legacy Vinyl low-e windows are going in! Street view so far Attic window Media room/BR 4 windows BR 3 window BR 2 window Front study
  9. 7/22/17 Street view They framed my rear garage door! From the front door entry Dining room Kitchen island Window in living room Fireplace Window and seat in living room Master Upstairs bedroom 1 Upstairs bedroom 2 Walk in closet upstars bedroom 2 Upstairs bedroom 3 Stairs Kitchen from living room Pantry
  10. Until I am of senior citizen age (I am 32), this will likely be the last home we buy. So my wife and I are trying to "build for the future", incorporating nearly everything we can think of that we would want, that isn't feasible to add later. Things like stonework on the outside, a pool in the backyard, hot tub, those are all things I can add at a later date relatively easily, and for not much more money (and in some cases less) than it would cost now.However, things like radiant barrier roof decking, radiant barrier tyvek, dual pane low-e, argon windows, HomeTeam Slab and Frame Integrated Termite and Pest Control System, 220v in the garage, a dryer vent on the exterior wall so that I can put a couple of portable AC's in the garage and vent the hot air out, bolts in the garage floor for my 2-post lift, copper piping in the garage walls for my air compressor lines for air tools, solar ready (inverters, wiring and panel mount supports already installed so a solar system would literally be plug&play), wiring and bracing for a ceiling fan on the back porch, adding a back door from the 3rd car garage bay to the backyard, there is even going to be a granite seat in the master shower. These are all things I wanted added because they are things we anticipate needing and in the grand scheme, they cost next to nothing to add, and when you figure later on, they would cost a comparable fortune. We added a double stainless undermount sink in the kitchen instead of the standard single sink. We moved the pantry under the stairs (which ordinarily is walled-in, wasted space) and freed up the space where the pantry would have been in the corner of the kitchen, and put in more cabinets. We also selected hand-scraped hardwood-look ceramic tile, instead of real hardwood because we are dog people, and its going to age better, even if I have to have it regrouted every decade. I even planned ahead and made every downstairs doorway at least 36" wide to accommodate for wheelchair access.If we are going to spend the next 3 decades living here, we want it to be everything we have ever wanted, or could ever want. In the end, the only reason I want to have to leave is either A-someone makes me an offer to buy that I can't refuse, or B-we can't get up the stairs anymore. And with the master being downstairs, the latter is really not as much of a concern except that we would be heating and cooling a large portion of the house that we couldn't even use. But, as they say, cross that bridge when you come to it. It is hopefully a long way off.It is our hope that we can live here for the next 30+ years, raise a family, send our children to the school that's 200 yards down the street.
  11. 7/18/17: framing has commenced! 7/20/17: ^Street View ^From garage into house ^Powder bath ^Kitchen and living room, fireplace will be in that far right corner. ^Back patio (I know, its small. I plan to install a large deck shortly after I move in, as we have a lot of outdoor furniture and we love to entertain outside), ^Master and master bath Upstairs (can't get there as of now because there are no stairs yet LOL Formal dining room and study (which could double as a 5th bedroom if need be as it has a closet. I will probably put a nice futon in there for the occasion when we have that extra guest and need the sleeping space that the other 3 extra bedrooms can't provide.) 3 car garage for the win! 1260 sq ft of garage! This garage is only 200 sq. ft. smaller than the house I live in now!
  12. 7/8/17: We are slab ready! 7/14/17: pouring concrete!
  13. 6/09/17: Slab forms are up! 6/11/17: fill dirt is in and utilities are marked! We meet with the builder tomorrow! 6/14/17: Sewer main is tapped! Plumbing is going in! more pipes! 7/7/17: Waffle and moisture barrier!
  14. Lots has been happening since I last posted. Sorry about that. I will be doing a series of updates with pix starting with this post: We broke ground today, 5/6/17, on our new home. Looks as though they are leveling the ground to prepare for forms and the post-tension slab to be poured. I have never been so excited to see dirt move in my life! This was Monday, 5/1: Today (5/7) Temporary power meter is up. This provides power for tools and initial power to the home after it is up until the electric company can install the permanent meter. https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.clublexus.com-vbulletin/960x720/8 We chose elevation B
  15. I can, im just slow lol. I have the biscayne to work on now and the ES to daily drive, the ram just sits for the most part. Wife commutes in her civic.