The joys in the middle of the messiness

We are in the midst of that “messy part” of construction that seems like it goes on forever, but as soon as its over, the house starts to really come together.  Electrical rough-in, plumbing rough-in, HVAC rough-in, insulation, etc…Nothing’s too pretty on the inside yet, but as soon as the sheetrock begins next week, the whole house transforms.

The exterior is a different story, though.  We’ve got the stucco brightened up with a fresh coat of white paint, the new slate-style shingle roof is going on, and the landscape cleanup is just starting.  The little things get us so excited.  Today, it was the porch ceiling.  One of the best parts of the Brady House is the 1,400+ sf of covered porches, and what’s a covered porch without a blue ceiling?!  Ours was just painted Benjamin Moore’s Palladian Blue, and it is perfect!  A light, airy blue-green that transports you straight to the spa.  Now, we just need a couple of porch swings and we will be set!Image

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Construction Underway!

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Beginning the Framing for Master

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New Opening Between Dining and Kitchen

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The new bathroom and walk-in closet for the guest suite

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Clean slate for the kitchen

The construction has kicked off!  In the past 10 days, we have completed some minor interior demolition (particularly on the 2nd floor), framed in all 3.5 baths (somehow this 3000 sf house only had 1 bath), completed minor framing throughout, and started the electrical and plumbing rough-ins.   Red River Restorations, our favorite window restoration company, has also taken away the original windows and are in the process of meticulously restoring them to their original functionality.  All of the fixtures and tile have been ordered, and that kind of shopping makes us more excited than shopping for clothes!

That’s not to say it’s looking pretty yet, but the flow of the home is definitely starting to come together.