A lot has happened since my last update on the construction of our new farmhouse! We are LOVING seeing the progression of the build and are getting so excited about all our plans and dreams for our little homestead.
For one, the second floor framing has been completed and sheathing has been placed on the roof rafters and on the exterior. It has also been wrapped for protection and the subfloor is completed.
|An oblique view of the rear elevation of the house|
|The "great room"--where the fireplace will be|
Having all the framing complete makes it so much easier to envision actual room sizes and the feel with the light from the windows and traffic flow.
|View of second floor framing from our bonus room facing west|
|View of the girls' bedroom and bathroom|
|Peeking into the kitchen facing south|
They had to move the casement windows in the kitchen down a few inches (as much as they could) because I am fairly short and I couldn't see very well out of them. I wish they could have lowered them further but now according to code windows have to be higher due to required outlets that have to sit at the sink in between the counter and the windows, or something like that. They joked that the builder can make me a little pull-out stool under the sink cabinets to stand on and see better out those windows :)
|Our front door, unstained|
Another huge change is the installation of the windows and doors! We chose an all-wood DSA Mastercraft front door with four-lights-over-one-panel and matching sidelights and a transom of five lights. We plan to stain this door with a walnut colored stain. I am planning to devote an entire post to the windows soon, but I'll briefly describe them here: we chose a JELD-WEN all wood double-hung window, two-over-two sash that has an aluminum-clad exterior in dark bronze. The windows will be trimmed out and painted white on the interior.
The back French doors with transom leading to the screened porch are a Plastipro fiberglass, six-lights-over-one-panel that will be painted. I'm think I'm going to go with a dark grey or charcoal color for these. Already we know that our favorite room in this house is probably going to be this glorious screened porch.
The only other door is our laundry door leading to the screened porch which is just a simple steel door with one light in the upper half. Nothing fancy for that one.
Next week we are meeting the electrician and pretty soon we have to pick out all our flooring! Light fixtures too. So many decisions to make! It's starting to get a little overwhelming :)