Friday, January 10, 2014

Farm House Friday: Ground Breaking

The house build is in full swing.  Ground Breaking was back in December and since then the build has be going so quickly I haven't been able to catch up.  But, I am here now and wanted to share with you the progress.

Thus far we have dug out for the basement, poured footings, poured foundation walls, framed basement walls, set floor joists and started framing on the main floor.  Hopefully by the end of the weekend the entire house will be framed, roof trusses will be set and we will be ready for roofing next week.

Eeeek! I'm so excited and stressed at the same time.

If you have ever built a house you know its a full time job, which leaves little time for the rest of life because all your free time is consumed by site checks, plan updates, change orders (my husband takes care of those), ordering and lining up delivery of materials, choosing windows, choosing doors, and the list goes on and on.  I know you want to see the progress so I'll stop chatting away and show some pictures.

What an amazing sunset we admired this evening!  So many more of those to come.
The hole with rock in it.  Ready for footings and foundation. 

Foundation Walls
The Crane that set the beams.

Beam 1

Beams 1 and 2 being set.  Beam 3 lifted in the air. 
The Crane Lifting metal decking for the garage slab.

Basement Framing.  This is where the Rec Room will be when we finish the basement. 

Another Beam being set.  I believe this was the 5th one they set.  Basement framing for the walkout. 
Since these pictures were taken they have progressed to setting the floor joists and laying the subfloor. Next up is framing the main floor and setting roof trusses.

Its hard to believe that just a month and a half ago we began this journey.  It is going so quickly and fortunately the inclement weather has not slowed down the process. I have to say the guys working on the project are great and my husband deserves a lot of kudos too.  He works a full time job and manages our house build at the same time.

I want to leave you with a little teaser.  It is still early in the house build, however, we have started looking at finish materials, mainly flooring and tile for the bathrooms and kitchen.  Here is a little teaser...our master bathroom in concept.

Master Bathroom.  Sink Elevation.

Master Bathroom. Sink Elevation Tile Selection. 
Master Bathroom.  Walk-in-Shower.

Master Bathroom.  Shower Tile Selection.

Happy Friday!

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