Saturday, April 25, 2009

Let the light shine in

We have drywall! Here are photos from Thursday after work, such nice lighting this time of day. Friday the drywallers sanded the walls smooth and I think finished up. Next onto the floors. . . and tile, and siding, and cabinetry, and painting, and trim and doors and when is this going to end.

Dining area bay window.

Master Bedroom.
Master bath, shower.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Spring Snow

We had another storm roll into the region today, up-slope flow with lots of moisture and it has hammered the Front Range. Huge snow flakes, really slushy, wet snow. We have gotten over half a foot on the ground and a lot more than that really if you count what has melted and came in as rain too. Estes Park has gotten 4 ft! The flakes were so big, some seemed to be the size of ping pong balls. The roads are a mess, highways closed and abandoned cars on the streets.

There was still progress on the house before and during the storm. It's coming along.

View of the front room of the house, that is the big front window you see.
View towards teh back of the house, the french doors in the kitchen have drywall leaning against them. The large doorway from the dining/living area into the kitchen keeps it feeling open in this space.
Jake standing in the kitchen, the living/dining area is seen in the background.
You can see the front door here and the doorway into the front guest bedroom.

This is the back corner of the kitchen, where the cedar is on the outside, where our kitchen desk will go : )

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The Fast and the Furious (drywall installers)

Today, lots of insulation went up (it's going to be warm in this house in winter), some drywall was installed on the ceilings, and some cedar siding went up on the corner of the house too.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009


The exterior doors were installed today, and more work was done on plumbing. Tomorrow, the cedar siding gets installed, so that will be a first step towards the real complete exterior aesthetic - we can't wait to see how it looks. Below are a few photos of the doors and windows, kindof more of the same as yesterday, but oh well - it's all progress to us. We are still hoping to move in at the end of the month, or a few days thereafter. We finally have an enclosed house, it is nice and quiet inside.



Entrance to kitchen on the left, to our bedroom on the right.

These are the windows that will be above our master bed.
Standing inside our master bedroom. It is truly a mess!
Full view of front parapet rebuilt.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Today was a big day!

Today all of our new windows were installed, electrical inspection passed, the basement staircase was delivered, the plumber made headway. Oh, and the front parapet brick work was finally completed! We are really pleased with the quality of the mason's work, it looks better than when we bought the house that's for sure!

Inside view of the bay windows.

Picture windows in the Master BR.

Kitchen nook.

Outside view of picture windows of Master BR.

Kitchen nook from the outside.

Bay windows from outside.

Jake during the last snow shower

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Snow, snow...snow...snow, snow...............

The weather has slowed progress a bit but we are still moving forward as fast as we can. It has been a while (over a week) since we posted, we have had about four different snow storms come through, we have probably gotten over 18" in Denver. The ski resorts have gotten a lot more than that!
We had to shovel a couple of inches of snow out of the kitchen...

Jake on patrol out front.

The electrical work is almost finished on the ground level. They will get the rough inspection done once they get the smoke alarms up. You can see kitchen can lights and switch and outlet boxes here.

And the roofers are here!! This should help with any future storms that roll in. I guess windows and doors are kind of important too, but they are scheduled to arrive early this week as well, and installation should begin Tuesday! Very exciting, we will be able to close and lock the house soon.

Making a cricket around the skylight.

New stucco on the inside of the parapet wall - the modified roofing material will go up the side of the parapet to the lip and we will have a cap that will hang down over the roof so that no water will be able to get to the decking.