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Windows, stairs and shingles!

     February 10, 2015 0 Comments

It’s so awesome to go to the house and see multiple companies working all together to create this house. It was another busy day at the house with people in and out all day, progress being made.

Does anything look different to you?

window in

The giant window is in from Humphrey Window and Door Store! The driveway is formed and the arch detail has been completed. Looks awesome hey? We gave Manny from Limitless Construction a big high-five when we saw the house like this.

*Notice the grade difference between the driveway and the side of the house? This will all be leveled out in the spring. We need to bring in quite a bit of fill.

* Notice the temporary front door. The real door, from Sunview Windows & Doors, will be centered and beautiful. We’re using a temporary door so the real door doesn’t get damaged during construction.

garage floor

The fill was also brought in to the inside of the garage by Bergen Excavating. This is in preparation for the rebar and cement that gets poured over to create a real garage floor.

stairs

The stairs were also installed! That means I can safely go from floor to floor without fear of a shaky ladder. Our stairs need a bit of revision, but I’ll explain that in another post. For now, let’s just admire the giant window from the inside. The amount of light it brings in is great.

window bonus

The crew is also busy installing windows throughout the rest of the rooms. I’m looking forward to seeing how the windows in the children’s bedrooms finish. KRN Residential Design designed the windows in the two bedrooms to appear as though it was a corner of windows. Once the drywall and trim pieces go up, I think it will look great!

windows

Overall, things are moving along pretty quick and we’re so grateful to everyone working that schedules are being met, attention to detail is high and an amazing house is being built.

Best of all? We’re one step closer to being at lock-up. Canridge Roofing had the shingles hoisted up to the roof today. They will be starting in the next day or two, weather dependent, and getting that roof all shingled. Woo hoo!

shingles

 

 

 


About the Author
mm I have a passion for the arts, cooking, vintage pieces and DIY projects. I enjoy mixing patterns and colours to make a space my own. I love supporting local businesses and participating in the growth of our community. I laugh and play every day with my wonderful and loving family. Regina is a place that I am happy to call home.

Driveway prep, stairs and more!

     February 3, 2015 0 Comments

It was a busy day at the house!

Part of excavating (digging the hole for the house) includes proper grading of the entire property to make sure water doesn’t drain back into the foundation. Bergen Excavating was on site today delivering a load of base 32 fill to grade the driveway. Creating a compact slope at the right angle is incredibly important to ensure proper drainage. Ever have rain water drain back into the house? It’s not a fun situation.

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A bobcat was used to move the dirt around. The dirt was pushed up, and then pulled back to create a flat surface.

driveway 2

A bit of the fill comes into the garage just so that the exterior driveway is flush with the garage footing. Before more fill was brought in for the inside of the garage, Bergen brought in a layer of clay to level the base, followed by more base 32 fill.
driveway

The weight and treads of the bobcat push the dirt down, ensuring a compact driveway. There will be a final grade before concrete is poured, but that won’t happen until Spring once the snow has gone and the temperatures warm up. More fill will also be required around the rest of the house to make sure the house is on a hill, so to speak, and not in a big puddle.

Bouss Construction will be doing the preparation work and pouring the concrete pads for both the basement and garage. We’re looking forward to having the concrete flatwork completed so that the garage may be converted to a short-term office space while the house is open to the public as a Show Home.

In other news, the stairs were delivered today! Manny and his crew (Limitless Construction) will be installing these in the next day or so. I’m excited to be able to go up to the second floor for a better peek! One journey up and down that huge ladder was enough for me. A little birdie told us the giant window for the bonus room will also be installed in the next day!

stairs

We also met with Kelly and Sola from KRN Residential Design at the house today. They wanted to stop by and take a look around at the house they designed. It would be such a fun part of the job to see something you’ve designed on paper become a real product.

KRN

We’re looking forward to seeing all the progress over the next few days! It seems every day there is something new going on.


About the Author
mm I have a passion for the arts, cooking, vintage pieces and DIY projects. I enjoy mixing patterns and colours to make a space my own. I love supporting local businesses and participating in the growth of our community. I laugh and play every day with my wonderful and loving family. Regina is a place that I am happy to call home.

Flooring Options

     August 21, 2014 5 Comments

What type of flooring would you put in a two-storey home? We were quoted for hardwood floors throughout the entire house when we were gathering quotes for the draw mortgage application. Now that we’re getting ready to make a real decision about flooring, we are second guessing ourselves. (more…)


About the Author
mm I have a passion for the arts, cooking, vintage pieces and DIY projects. I enjoy mixing patterns and colours to make a space my own. I love supporting local businesses and participating in the growth of our community. I laugh and play every day with my wonderful and loving family. Regina is a place that I am happy to call home.

Revised Stairs

     May 27, 2014 0 Comments

So, I went back on my word of not revising the interior floor plan. I’m sorry. I had to. You’ll understand.

I started imagining what we would do for the stairs (carpet, hardwood, stair runner?) and all I could think of was a giant V like this:

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I started thinking of the number of steps, and wanted to know if there would be a way to reduce them. The answer was yes; it involved adding winding stairs instead of having a large landing.

modified stairs

We decided to go ahead and make these changes. We went with 2 winding stairs, resulting in 3 stairs up to the bonus room and 5 up to the bedroom floor. So the V is now a checkmark.

stair y

Sorry for the extra work, KRN Residential Design…. we heart you. Thank you for putting up with us.

So, hardwood, carpet or a stair runner on steps? Tell us what type of flooring you like in a house. Carpet in the bedrooms? Hardwood throughout? Anyone doing any major renovations?


About the Author
mm I have a passion for the arts, cooking, vintage pieces and DIY projects. I enjoy mixing patterns and colours to make a space my own. I love supporting local businesses and participating in the growth of our community. I laugh and play every day with my wonderful and loving family. Regina is a place that I am happy to call home.