I can’t believe how quickly time is going! I feel like it was only yesterday I wrote our last post! The progress of the house seems to go in waves. We have a few slow days and then everything happens all at once!
Lately I’ve had many people ask the BIG question.. “When will the house be done?” So for those of you waiting & wondering… I’ll keep you at the edge of your seats, because we don’t have a set date to be complete with the build. It’s one of the wonders of being your own builder! Since this is our first time building we’re not sure what to expect, we are hoping for sometime this upcoming spring… I’m hoping by May.
This morning Chip & I got to go to the house together. I was pretty excited about this, because we haven’t been able to go together in about 2 weeks! There was lots of action going on, the most noticeable – the windows! Our HVAC guy was also there, along with our electrician (& my awesome uncle Bill helping).
One of the patio slider doors
Windows ready to be installed
I’m loving this “back” door!!
Between everyone moving around, I was able to sneak in & get this bible verse written on the frame for our front door! We had some busy worker bees in the basement, framing out “Chip’s Bathroom” & the stairs.
This past weekend was pretty exciting for us! I made 2 trips down to Warren.. One on Saturday morning with my mom & Chip to the Kraftmaid Outlet. We were able to get vanities/cabinets for both bathrooms & the laundry room! I had high hopes for our trip, but I didn’t expect that we would be as successful as we were! My mom and I had gone for the Kraftmaid outlet once before so we had a good idea going in. We didn’t have any color or select items we went in hoping to purchase, which made finding items much easier! I’ll do a bit of painting for our laundry room but other than that I like what we found!
Main Bath Vanity
Master Bath Vanity
Laundry Room Cabinet
So after the great day we had on Saturday, I was up for another adventure. Chip however, was not! So I recruited my sister, Carla, & my dad to venture back to Warren with me to go to Menard’s! The danger we might be in for when one does finally comes to Mentor!
Menard’s was having their big Menard’s Days sale & I was able to get both our master bathroom tub & kitchen island lights for HUGE savings – almost half off on both! The tub is slightly different from our first pick, but it will do the job. Before I committed to anything I had to try it out though…
Here’s a side by side of the lights I had originally picked out for the kitchen island, and what I was able to purchase! The left is what I found at Menard’s for $65!!
Over the last few weeks we’ve ordered majority of our plumbing fixtures and they’ve started to take over our kitchen! OOooOO and my favorite.. as you’ll be able to see we also got our sample door for the kitchen! I’m excited about the whole house, and have a very hard time thinking about what will be my favorite part.. but when I see this door it’s easy, the kitchen is hands down my favorite/most used room!
With all this progress there have been a few minor snaffoos.. 2 MORE weeks until the timber arrive to finish off the porch roofing and the wrong front door was sent. All and all I’d say that’s pretty good! Not having a definite timeline works to our advantage when we don’t have that high of expectations I suppose. Hopefully by the end of this week there will be more share!