Construction – Weeks 17 & 18

We spent the last week in Texas visiting family, so I’m a couple weeks behind updating the blog. While we were away, Jason and I both had nightmares about the house and were anxious to get home to see what had transpired while we were out of town. This is what we found:

Home Remodel – Exterior Progress

The siding on the front of the garage is complete, but there are still three sides of the house to go. The formwork is in place and ready for the driveway and walkways to be poured.

Home Remodel – Exterior Progress

The cedar siding is still going up around the front entry. We had expected this to be complete when we arrived home, but the contractor still has quite a bit of work to do. The good news is that the stucco is complete and looks amazing! The lighting is terrible in this photo, so I’ll have to snap a better one soon.

Home Remodel – Exterior Progress

Here’s another view of the stucco on the side of the house where it meets the lap siding.

Home Remodel – Garage Progress

The electrical rough-in is complete. We had to get a new electrical panel in the garage to accommodate the added load of the new addition. These bundles of wires are the “homeruns” leading from the panel to the rest of the house.

Home Remodel – Interior Progress

The interior currently looks like a scene out of a horror movie. The insulation guys put up creepy plastic sheeting up everywhere.

Home Remodel – Insulation Progress

They are beginning to spray the foam insulation on the ceiling. This was supposed to be complete by the time we arrived home so that drywall could start going up on Monday, but they are only about 50% done.

Home Remodel – Master Progress

In the meantime, the plumber has been busy laying the tubing for the radiant heat in the floors. The concrete subfloor will be poured on top of that, then the hardwood flooring will finish it off.

Home Remodel – Living Room ProgressThe framing is in place for our fireplace. We decided not to do a hearth or mantle right now, although we may add one in the future if we get the crazy urge to take on yet another project.

Although it was still on our minds the entire trip, it was really nice to get away from the house for a week! We needed a break!

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  1. Wow Shayla, it looks great! I love following your posts and the progress of your remodel. I’m know it all can’t happen soon enough, but it’s amazing to see how far you’ve come. Your home is going to be amazing!

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