Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Footings are poured!

And our permit!

We've decided on the decking color!

Saturday Pat and I went to look at the colors of the decking for the porch. At first we didn't love any of the samples they had there. We had sort of agreed on one, and then I picked up a catalog of the company's new hardwood line.

We both immediately agreed that the "Brazilian Cherry" was very close to what we envisioned (luckily we have pretty similar taste).

Since they didn't have a sample we didn't want to say yes immediately because pictures don't really reflect what they look like. Our builder dropped off a sample yesterday and we both agreed, that's the one for us.

Here is a picture of what it looks like (on the right with the dog on it). I hope we love it!

Siesta Hardwood Deck With Dog

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Contract is signed!

We met with our builder last night and signed the contract! He is applying for the permit with the town today and he gave us these drawings. It's starting to feel so real! Hopefully he'll be pouring the footings next Tuesday!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day, Dad!

I know that everyone probably thinks that they have the best Dad. But I don't think it, I know it. Dad, I love you more than there are words for.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

The front porch project has (sort of) begun!

We're really excited to have the porch, but I was very sad about pulling up our gorgeous walkway. It was one of the features I loved the best about the outside of our house.

The builder is hopefully going to be starting soon. We had to pull up the walkway so he could lay the footings as they'll end up right in the middle of where the walk used to be (8 feet out).

If you look at the top picture of the full house we're also going to make the upstairs windows match. I have no idea why they didn't build it that way, but it seems stupid to me and it has always bugged me.

We're also going to be installing a much larger front door with double 14" sidelights. I am very excited about that as well!

Here is a rough rendition of the door we ordered (should be in sometime next week):

I am so excited and I can't wait to share the progress with you guys!