I really have to keep the new build blog posts going, so that’s why I have a new one all about the framing stage! The most current new build blog post was all about the foundation stage, and you can read more about it there. The framing stage is when you start seeing the house come to life! It’s amazing to watch the framing crew build our home. It took them 1.5 months to frame our house.
July 3rd – This was the first day of framing… Nick and I were so excited to see that little bit framed up. 😉
Here’s a back view of the basement:
Now to start on the first floor!
When we got back from vacation, this is what we came home to! What a difference from the previous image!
The kids love walking through the house and seeing all the changes too!
Here’s a view of the foyer:
Now onto the 2nd floor!
The house was changing every single day, so we were definitely those homeowners that stopped by every.single.day. 😉
Another exciting time was when the trusses were going up! Instead of looking like a box, the trusses were making it look more and more like a house. Check out that view from the living room!
Here’s the back view of the house!
Still looking boxy from the front. ;-).
Behind the white van is where the garage will be.
Here they’re starting on the garage!
We’re doing a 4 stall garage!
Here’s a view of the breezeway to the garage!
The roof is taking shape in the house!
Here’s the breezeway view towards the garage! We have walls now! What a difference!
View of the back of the house! Now you can see the garage!
Back to the front!
Back view of the house:
The roof is getting covered!
View of the front door/foyer:
Back view…roof is covered!
The garage is coming along!
View of house from the gravel road!
I feel like the garage is as big as the house! It’s been great seeing it come together!
View of the back of the garage:
Working on the back deck!
I was pregnant with Bash when we were building our last house, so it’s crazy that he’s old enough to see our new build!
Garage is done!
Here’s an image of the back deck! I’m standing in the four seasons room.
Working on the front porch!
What a difference the front porch does to a house!
Hope you enjoyed that transformation!!
Now I wanted to talk about the areas that had to get fixed or changed. During the framing stage, it’s fun to see everything come together, but you also realize what isn’t working. For example, I’m standing in front of the kitchen sink window in the image below. As you can see, I’m barely able to see out the window. When I first saw this window opening, I knew it had to get moved down. I wanted to be able to see out into the backyard while doing dishes.
They made that change, and now even the little kids can look out the window!
The breezeway had to get fixed because it was supposed to be vaulted in this area. As you can see in the image below, it’s not vaulted.
Also, in the four seasons room, there’s supposed to be a window seat, so this was wrong:
Here, they’re making that fix:
I’m all about bringing natural light into the house, so we ended up adding a window in Johannah’s bathroom! Here, you can see there’s no window on that left wall. I’ll share this room again on the blog post on windows!
One other thing we noticed during the framing stage was the top window in the foyer. If you’re looking at the front porch, there’s a window above the peak there. That window was too big that the peak was obstructing the view out the window. We fixed it by making that window wider and moving it up, so it didn’t interfere with that front porch peak.
I know there were a lot of images in one blog post, but of course I took way too many and couldn’t narrow it down! ;-). Can’t wait to share more!!
Let me know if you have any questions with the framing stage!