June 15, 2014

New House Update 3

Hello friends! Time for another update on our new house.  It's been about a month since our last update and lot has been accomplished!

June 6 - The seven of us spent the afternoon putting up insulation in our new garage.  This is one of the few things that the builder allows the homeowners to do ourselves.  It was hard work, but it went fairly fast with the 7 of us all working on it.  I think it took us less than 4 hours from start to finish and by doing it ourselves it saved us over $1000 (over having the builder do it).  Having the garage insulated was very important to Kevin because he spends so much time out there in his workshop.  The insulation will definitely help keep it warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.

June 11 - We did our 4-way walk-through with the builder.  All of the plumbing and electrical is done, so we need to go over everything before they start sheet rocking.  For the most part, things looked pretty good!

June 12 - Just a day later, our entire garage and house was done being sheet rocked.  

June 24 - We now have textured walls and ceilings.

July 12 - We have paint and trim!  The walls and ceiling are Kwal Silver Linings and the trim is High Hyde White.  I really wanted the ceiling white, but to have them paint it was going to cost way more than we were willing to pay.  So we decided that it is one of the things that we will do ourselves at a later point. But I love the gray and how it turned out!

June 14 - We now have tile in the bathrooms, kitchen, entry, and laundry areas.  We plan to eventually put hardwood floors in most of the house, so we chose to not upgrade the tile in the areas where it would eventually be ripped out.  I wasn't thrilled with the few choices available as they were all very warm tones and our house (with the gray walls) is very cool tones.  So I chose the coolest of the 3 choices available.  But, for the bathrooms and laundry area we upgraded to this amazing dark gray tile that I LOVE!!!!!!

The builder has told us that we should be able to close in about a month.  We haven't sold our current home yet, but I am confident that it will all work out the way it is supposed to.

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