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Mar 4, 2012 - House Build    No Comments

Days 145 – 151

As many of you will already know – we have actually moved into our house.  The time has flown by and we have been so busy that the blog has taken a back seat for a bit too long.  The next few post are obviously all retrospective (and very short) but it will continue the time line for the house build.  So………

Wow, what a week.  We got…… colour on the walls, tiles on the kitchen floor, the start of window frames and sills, a patch panel, the start of the septic install AND the kitchen cabinets.  It was busy, busy, busy in the house.

It was amazing to see the colour going onto the walls.  We had only seen the colours on a swatch panel as they don’t seem to do tester pots over here.  We are pleased with our choices though.

The kitchen was a big job.  On the Friday afternoon a trailer arrived with all of the kitchen units in it.  the plan was to have all of the units installed over the course of the weekend – but like all good plans – they never go to plan 🙂  Nick and i went up to help with the install as the kitchen had been built by friends of ours.  Matt and Jim Cripps – a father and son team – had built us a fabulous kitchen.

Feb 26, 2012 - House Build    2 Comments

Days 138 – 142

This week it was painting, painting and more painting.  There was still some undercoating to do on the second floor but the main floor was ready to take the top coat.  The main colour went on in the great room first as the fireplace needed to go in.  Our choice for the main colour in the house was ‘vanilla ice cream’  And no – it isn’t magnolia….. 🙂

The fireplace, which looks amazing, went in over 3 days.  We chose a light coloured natural stone to help keep the room looking light and modern.  We think that it has worked out really well.  The fireplace team did a great job.

In between the coats of paint going on the walls, our builders also managed to lay the tiles in the bathroom upstairs.

In the gallery you will see a couple of pictures of the ice coming from the drainpipes.  It warmed up slightly and so all of the snow melted and was running off the roof, but then the temperature dropped and we were left with ice…..