Have you been watching stories over on social media?
Construction has begun on the new house. I cannot believe it. The above picture does not look like much, but we have been planning this for 2 1/2 years. So it’s A LOT to us just to get this dream of ours going. Let’s reflect on the last 2 1/2 years of our lives.
I told you I would share everything that happens with the new build over here as well as social media. It’s going to be good for us to look back in years to come to see the steps that it takes to build a brand new house. If you missed the layout of the house, I shared that several months ago. Deb and I did not want an open concept home, and we wanted it to feel like an older colonial style home. We wanted less rooms but wanted them to be big. So check it out if you missed that post.
We are having the basement in only half of the house and the rest is crawl space. The basement will house all of the mechanicals, an exercise room, a toy room for the grandkids, and a half bath. So… days one and two started with work on the basement, of course, which we lovingly refer to as our big dirty hole. ???? After that was done, stone was added as a base for the concrete. The concrete people will come on Monday to form up the sides of the basement walls which will be poured first, and then the floor.
Framing will come next. And you can bet your bottom dollar I will be sharing all of that with you as well. I find this process very interesting since we have only flipped homes and never built one from the ground up.