Once construction got started (it started about 6 months later than we were initially planning) things moved pretty quickly.
In the past, I’ve only seen poured foundation walls – not cinder block – so this was new to me.
At his point it was still kind of difficult to get your bearings. I thought it looked really small and couldn’t figure out how in the world the floor plan was going to work in this little rectangle.
Once the plumbing was stubbed in, that helped a little bit to figure out what was (gonna be) what.
One of the nice things about this neighborhood is that all of the garages are either side entry or courtyard style. I think it makes for pretty curb appeal.
All of the trades people that worked on the construction of our home were SO nice, polite, and really helpful.
Again, we still thought it all looked SO small at this point. Here’s my sweetie measuring for our bedroom furniture.
Our builder is a custom home builder. This was a totally new thing for us. In the other two home we previously built, we dealt with tract home type situations – where you go to a selection meeting and choose one from a list of three options. With this guy we could pick ANYTHING, from exterior treatments to lighting, plumbing, etc. It was more than a little overwhelming. One of the first choices we had to make was the brick. I was going for a color kind of like Savannah tabby. This brick has a few more brown tones than gray like the tabby would. I like it though; it’s called Mosstown. The brick mason told me it was THE most popular color in the country – so there I go for thinking outside of the box. Who knew?
In the next installment framing begins and I’ll share my flooring and tile selections.