Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Week 8 ends and week 9 begins...

Where to begin...So much going on all at once this last week...Well on the outside as you can see, the siding was completed and the roof is now on...Once the siding is painted they will return and do the soffit and facier.

And talking of painting the siding, though we had originally thought we would paint the siding white, but after much pondering and driving around looking at older cracker and craftsman homes in our area decided it would look better with color that would really make the white trim pop...Not to mention we have been living in a white house for the last 6yrs and it is a rather safe color.....

So final decision is "Steel Blue"...I know those that know me well are rolling their eyes at me painting yet ANOTHER house blue...though in my defence..A: this time it is the exterior and B: It was actually David's idea and decision...I had wanted green but seems he is allergic to green houses or something lol...oh and the fact out that 3 out of the six houses on our little country road is already green lol.

So anyway moving right along to the interior work for the week....The Electricians did the rough in, which then left me to fuss over every light fixture placement, having them tweak and tweak until I think (hope) I got them just where they need to be...After tomorrow it will be too late to move anything as they start spraying insulation and adding drywall.

I also have to choose 23 different light fixtures for the house....My head has been swimming in possibilities...I have so much respect for interior designers, having to decide both the function and the form of each fixture is proving quite overwhelming...

The plumbers were back and put the drop-in fiberglass shower and bath units...I am so glad I went with builder standards for both bathrooms (besides the duel flush toilets) because I am not sure I could take the pressure to make any more decisions.

The pantry in the kitchen has been framed out...I know I mentioned just getting a drop in pantry later, but well I am a woman building a house...I AM going to change my mind many times lol...I am getting more and more excited to see how this kitchen turns out...Meeting with the cabinet maker soon to discuss cabinet doors and finishes.

Picked up some possible color samples for the interior but until we have walls inside the house I will not know what the natural lighting will truly look like to see if these colors will work....But at least I can narrow down my selection compared to my furniture colors before I buy the sample pots.

I am sure I am missing something in this weeks post....Well as my mummy would say "Can't have been that important, if you can't remember it"

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