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New Home Update

The framing is just about done now, minus a few little additions here and there. The floors are all swept and the house is wrapped in plywood. The roof has been wrapped but not shingled yet. The soffits are almost all wrapped in HardieBacker. This stage is really exciting for me. I love being able to walk through each room and really get a sense of the size, even more now that the outside is wrapped and the floors are cleared. These are all Jason’s pictures:

On Monday morning we met with some window sub-contractors. We’re getting bids for vinyl windows and store-front commercial windows and we’ll be making a decision based on price, appearance and function – probably prioritized in that order. Very soon the plumber and electrician will start roughing in lines. We’ve got quotes for different styles/woods for our siding. Things are moving along rapidly now. Every time we go over there it feels a little bit more like our home, and not just our construction site.

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6 Responses to New Home Update

  1. Valerie says:

    Hi! I’ve been a reader for a while now, and really love your blog. I cannot believe how fast your house is going up! You must have really good people working on it. Very excited to see how it all unfolds.

    • mahlbrandt says:

      Thanks, Valerie! Framing has been going on for about 3 weeks now – the change is very dramatic from when it was just concrete block! I’ve heard home builds seem to move very fast at first while all the big pieces are done, and then the last few months seem to move slower while finishing details are put in. We’ll see! We’re thrilled with our builders so far. Thanks for sharing in our excitement!

  2. Brian Carlson says:

    Love seeing the progress guys!!!

  3. jill says:

    Martina—love love love that you are regularly updating on your new house! Perfect timing bc we just bought and are gutting a MCM ranch, so your posts and pins have been encouraging.:) I am about to start looking for garage doors and sliding/folding exterior glass doors…..when you get that far pin them! I’d love the inspiration 🙂

  4. Holy cow! It is really coming together! It looks amazing, can’t wait to see the finished product!

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