Week 58 – Windows Continue

This house has lots of windows so the installation will continue for the next few weeks. They started the windows that overlook the property on the first floor, and it is going to be impressive when complete.


The exterior brick appears to have started but I’m not sure if this small area was just a test run to confirm mortar color and brick pattern. Either way, the dark brick with matching mortar really looks great.


Week 56 – Window Installation

After the previous week of cold and rain, this week was mostly sunny which allowed the crew to start the window installation.

Windows were delivered and are scattered throughout the house. You can also see further buildout of the staircase in this photo.


This is one of the sliding doors in the guest suite.


The slide glass door from the flex room out into the backyard.


The sliding doors to the upstairs master.


Here are the windows in the upstairs family area.


Installation will continue for the next week or two and the 10 day weather forecast shows it should be mostly dry so hopefully no more weather delays until they all get done.

Has it already been a year?

One year ago, I started this blog to chronicle our home building experience. At this point, we are looking at a summer completion date so hopefully I won’t be writing a two year blog anniversary post.

We are in that phase of the project where lots of things are being done, but it really doesn’t look like it. Photos of pipes, wire, and conduit in the walls isn’t that exciting and doesn’t have a wow factor in pictures, but is nevertheless an important part of the process.

One highlight is the completion of the firebox for the fireplace.


Based on the square footage of the house and the water flow from the hydrant, code dictated we needed a fire suppression system. It is now installed and will hopefully never be used.


The new trench for the water line has been dug.


We’ve selected a low-voltage vendor and they will start runs for AV drops throughout the house. We are also hoping the windows will be delivered this week for installation.

Week 43 – Fireplace!

It’s been a few weeks since the last post since work slowed down for the holidays and freezing temperatures.

A visit to the house today showed work continuing with all the plumbing and electrical. We also weren’t expecting to have the gas fireplace roughed in.


The waterproof membrane has been installed on the deck outside the upstairs master bedroom.


Now that the holiday season is over, we expect work to pick up again. Next meeting is with the audio visual contractor to discuss speaker and data drops throughout the house.