Over the last week there’s been more progress at our new home – the walls have been “covered” both outside and inside! Outside there’s now stucco on all the walls, and inside (finishing off when we visited today) there’s sheetrock / drywall that makes it easy to see the sizes of rooms – no more peering through the framing!
Also today, the travertine tiles were being laid around the pool.
What’s left? Outside, the roof tiles need to be placed, then it’s mostly just painting – and stonework at the front. Of course there’s also all the landscaping. Indoors, the list is much longer, with tiling the bathrooms, installing cabinets especially in the kitchen; flooring, painting, and so much more …
Our visit today found people putting insulation into the outer walls downstairs and upstairs (not the roof yet, since there’s no ceilings yet!); also, the exterior walls have been prepped for stucco, which is right now in piles and bags but will shortly be on the house!
Progress seems surprisingly slow over the last month on our new home – at least partly because the recent work included all the electrical wiring, and there’s a lot of it!
At the end of last month, most of the windows were installed, and the huge sliding doors at the back – though the big one in our future master bedroom was missing (and is still missing today!). Today, our visit showed us that the front doors have been installed (and also the “cabana door” to the back, which will one day have a cat door for Chloe:
The last month also included further plumbing work, along with all the electrical wiring; progress at the future fuse panel gives an idea:
Today we also found a huge pile of roof tiles in front of our home; a long way to go till they’re installed on the roof though:
Over the last week there’s been slow but steady progress, especially in the theme of adding shiny stuff to the interior – because the interior walls are mostly framed in steel, and because the a/c ducting is being installed. Pictures of course:
Today’s visit found most of the windows installed, and the second phase of plumbing begun – more progress!
On our visit to Stanton Estates today, we found stairs as well as a fully covered roof!
And stairs gave us our first view of my future office space:
We spoke to site supervisor Alexy, and learned that the next week should bring windows, interior framing, and the beginning of plumbing and a/c ducting!
Our first visit to our future home in two weeks, and there’s been some changes! Hinted by pictures a few days ago, there’s now the beginnings of a pool in the back – and it’s very clear now how squeezed in the pool/deck will be, because of the too close fence!
The roof structure of the house is completed now, including the second story roof over the eventual office – and the huge balcony:
And there’s a start on the house to our right, though still nothing to the left …
We’ve not visited for a while but these pictures from Joe show that Dixie Pools have begun excavating the pool …