Heather & Dave Blog


Home Construction Week 27 Summary

  Been another exciting week!  Two weeks, actually — I was remiss in updating our story last weekend.  This week concluded with a completely sheetrocked house.  So we can no longer see through our walls.  The sheetrock crew started on Saturday and finished the following Friday.  The electrician finished up all the rough work and the gas line has been tested.  Our inspection passed, so we can start taping and floating on Monday. Our painter is going to start soon.  We’re going with relatively neutral earth-tone colors:  Kelly Moore British Khaki for the body and Bone for the trim.  It...


Home Construction Week 25 Summary

  This week was rough.  Rough plumbing, rough electrical, rough HVAC, and rough fire sprinklers were all completed.  It was also a bit rough because we failed our inspection on a few bits of all that rough stuff.  The HVAC guy didn’t follow guidelines and didn’t put the right size vents in.  Nothing major, but it sets us back a few days. This picture is one of the last we’ll have where we can see “through” the house.  Insulation scheduled for Tuesday through Thursday, then another inspection, then sheetrock. Mood:  Slightly disappointed by the delay, but there’s a lot of...


Home Construction Week 24 Summary

  The electrical team is nearly done with rough electrical.  Plumbing is done with rough plumbing.  The network guy is almost done with CAT6, speaker, phone, etc. cables.  We had a fire sprinkler inspection today that went fine.  Insulation happens later this week. The first picture shows the ceiling of our second story.  Once again, the structural plans didn’t match the architectural plans and we ended up with this strange 18″ beam jutting into the middle of nowhere.  Some creative thinking and a bunch more wood gets us a ceiling line that looks decent, interesting, and best of all, intentional.  We’ve learned this...