Saturday, October 10, 2015

The New House

Since about March we've been in the process of building a new house. We bought our first house in North Carolina in 1988. We weren't too thrilled with it, but it was in a good location, and at a price we could afford. We were in that starter home for 26 years! I've got 30 years' worth of house ideas swirling around in my head. Staying on budget has been tough.

We found a lot for sale just across the road from the school campus. Perfect location - right nextdoor to some friends whose kids are in school with ours. We decided to take out some trees that would have been right in front of the house, and that immediately set us back by a couple of months. They were large trees, and getting the logs hauled off apparently was a challenge.

Here's what the lot looked like in the spring.

They dug footers toward the end of June, and slowly it got going:

It got really rainy at about this stage. Every day those sub-floors would get a good dousing.

 Our builder and his workers are calling it "the house of blues". The siding is actually gray - bluish gray - but looks different in different lighting. The roof is blue - the same kind of shingles we put on our house in Asheville. The walls inside are all blue, except the girls' rooms. Only purple for them.

Here are a few pictures of the inside. They are not great - we usually go over late in the afternoon, or in the evening and it's kind of dark inside.

The bonus room over the garage. This will be my sewing and craft room.

Claire's room.

Looking from the kitchen into the dining room on the left, and the living room on the right. That door goes into the pantry. I can't wait! I've never had a pantry before.

There's the flooring all stacked up.

Tile is down in the girls' jack-and-jill bathroom. They will each have a sink adjoining their room, and a door into the shower/toilet area.

Tile in the laundry room.

Master bedroom - Sherwin Williams Naval.

Mia's room. Sherwin Williams Wisteria.

Steps were built yesterday.

Looking from the dining room into the living room. This color is Sherwin Williams Aleutian.

The flooring arrived yesterday afternoon, and they got this much put down. Next week should be big. The cabinets may be in mid-week!

1 comment:

Vonda Seals said...

It is BEAUTIFUL!! I love your color choices and the wide open space. So happy for you!