During our home building process, I utilized Pinterest more than any other resource. When Trent would ask me a question about how I wanted something to look, I would make him give me a few minutes on Pinterest (or pinutes if you want to get punny) before I could give him an educated answer. When… Continue reading Our Modern Farmhouse Exterior [on Paper]
For me, one of the hardest things about building a custom home is that the possibilities are ennnnnnndless. Within reason, we could have gone in any direction with the floor plan and exterior elevation of our home. Due to a few unique characteristics of our lot (flood plain and major sloping), we did have to… Continue reading Creekside Custom Exterior (Pt. 1)
Heyyyyyy everybody. Can we just pretend that I didn't disappear from the blogosphere for 3+ months, and get right to it? If you can't let me off that easy and are wanting a bit of an explanation, here it is. Having subcontractors do most of your work for you makes home building go REALLY fast.… Continue reading Creekside Custom: Study, Guest Bedroom, Guest Bathroom
Our house is finally to the point where it looks like a house you could live in! Our roof, or roofs I should say, were installed a few weeks ago, and our painters have just about wrapped up the exterior work. The only thing left on the exterior painting agenda is to coat all of… Continue reading Exterior updates!
Sadly, this is probably the last post I will ever make for our "Ugly House" as we officially closed on the sale last Thursday. We poured our hearts and souls into this house for almost 3 years, and are finally done making improvements to it. With construction moving rapidly at our Creekside home, we felt it was the… Continue reading The end of a chapter and the long awaited before and after photos of Project Ugly House!
Lots has happened at our Creekside home since my last framing post. Days where there is no one working at our house are few and far between. Trent has scheduling down to an art, hence why our house is coming along so quickly! Our plumbers began a few weeks ago and have completed the rough in, so all of… Continue reading Siding and then some!
That's right people, we've been framed! The good kind of framed. The kind where this thing we call a lot, turned into this thing that we now call a house! The plans that I have seen on paper, but not really been able to see since my mind does not work the way that Trent's does ,… Continue reading We’ve been framed!
With our house going on the market within the next couple of weeks, it's been getting down and dirty over at the Bales residence. We finally had the last ugly part of this house de-uglyfied last weekend. It's safe to say that our garage was a HOT mess. Literally. It had ugly blue walls, ugly… Continue reading Gross garage out, glam garage in!
In the last post, Trent had just completed pouring concrete in our ICF basement/foundation walls. Since then, lots more concrete happened. I mean LOTS. Like 6 of those swirling trucks full. I am glad to say that Trent handed this job over to Chacho, our concrete guy. From what I hear, he is THE man when… Continue reading Bye bye dirt, hello concrete!
Since the last post, Trent has spent every waking daylight hour that he is not at his day job, sawing away at Styrofoam (ICF) and building the foundation for our house. As he estimated, it took him about 4 weeks to complete the ICF walls which will serve as the walls for our garage/basement and… Continue reading ICF DONE!