Tuesday, July 30, 2013

And we have...


We now have cabinets, countertops, doors, and floor boards all installed in the house and I'm thrilled with our choices.  When you pick something out you're always a little apprehensive about how it will turn out, but I think everything looks great so far.  It is all really coming together!

 Our kitchen cabinets

 Built in desk to the side of the kitchen

Doors installed, trim, and walls painted...view looking towards the front door from the living room

It's hard to believe we close in less than a month!  Check back next week for more updates!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Update on House

Zach and I were worried with being gone last week on vacation that we would miss a lot of progress on the house.  However, last week was slow as all that happened was painting and the delivery of the cabinets, countertops, doors, and trim.  

View of the painted textured ceiling.

View of the painted walls.  It might be hard to tell but the walls are painted a shade of tan.

 Our garage is full of boxes, doors, etc.  This is what our countertops look like throughout the house.

Doors in the back and boxes of cabinets, etc for the house.  We're excited to visit the house this weekend and see what has been installed so check back next week for updates!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Electrical, Plumbing, and Drywall

If you drive by the house there isn't much being done that you can see from outside but a lot has been done in the last two weeks on the inside.  All the electrical and plumbing has been ran...sidenote...I like how they color code the hot and cold water.  Bath tubs have been put in for two bathrooms upstairs.  And finally, drywall has been hung.  It has been busy inside the Whaley house!

 A view from standing in our kitchen to see the electrical and plumbing.

 Bathtub...I thought it was weird they installed this so early but I'm not a builder.

 View from inside our bedroom looking towards the hallway/loft.

 Laundry room and washer/dryer hookups.

 We have drywall!!!!  This is the view of the kitchen from the living room.

Looking into our garage from the edge of the kitchen.

Dana and I stopped by on Tuesday morning and the painters were in there working (sorry no pictures yet).  We can't believe how fast this whole process has gone as the house changes almost daily!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Framing and Windows

Tomorrow we have another meeting with the building supervisor before the drywall is installed and there have been A LOT of changes to our house in the last couple of weeks!  All of the framing is done, windows are installed, and the ductwork is being put in for the heating and air.  We can't believe how fast the house is going up but we're getting more excited each day!

Framing complete and house wrapped...ready for windows!

 View from the bottom of the stairs.  FYI...it's a little scary walking up with no windows in yet.

 View from the top of the stairs.  Our bedroom will be the first room on the left.

 Our living room looking in from the foyer area.

 Upstairs ductwork being started.

 Zach in our bedroom where our bed will be put.

Windows installed...it's starting to look like our house!  Check back next week for more updates.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

48 Hours

This is our house as of 48 hours ago...yes you are looking at stacks of lumber. Multiple stacks of plywood, 2x4s, and house wrapping all sitting nicely in our future yard. On our way home from church on Sunday we stopped by to see the lumber that was delivered...

48 hours later it looks like this. They are laying the roof and finishing the framing. How quickly a house can go up.

On Monday, they finished the first level and got started on the second story. 

We had to stop by and take a tour once we knew they had started the framing. We thought it would go up fast, but this has been "un-stinkin-believable" fast.  

This our place as of 1:30pm on Tuesday. We can really see it all coming together. 

Saturday, June 8, 2013


On Tuesday and Wednesday the slab foundation was poured for our new home.  They hope to start framing this week pending weather!

 View from the side of our house

 Looking at the front of the house/street area

Check back next week for updates on the new house!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

They've Started!

May 29th 10:15 am I get the call that Zach and I have been waiting for from Larry (our building superintendent) that they were going to move dirt today on our house!  Of course we were excited, so that night when Zach got home from work we drove out to check out our new home.  We now have a gravel driveway and they dug the footer and poured cement.  Check out pictures below!  

View from the street

The cutout will be where our entrance for the front door will be....we were standing in front of the garage when we took this pic.

Some people have asked about our floorplan so I included it here as well.

I drove by today after leaving school (I had an all day meeting) and they were working on preparing for the slab foundation.  We plan to visit at least twice a week so I'll do my best to post pictures and keep each one of my readers (I have so many...haha) posted with updates.  Zach and I are super excited for this next step in our lives and can't wait to share this with everyone!