Wow, it seems every day new things happen and I just can’t wait until it’s all done! Here’s what has happened lately:
Measurements for closet rods/shelves
Measurements for Garage door installation
Cabinets are in, Counters are a-comin’!
Bathroom vanities have been installed (see pics)
Shower door and mirrors are ordered.
Waiting on one tiny sheetrock repair and then off to the paint wars!
Then install mirrors & Shower doors & Garage door
Lighting, final electrical and final plumbing…
Inspection… Move in! Hahaha! I’m sure I’m forgetting something incredibly important, but so far, this is all I can think of… been running around like a crazy person dotting all my “T’s” and crossing all my “I’s”!
I’ve done a craigslist ad for the rental on this unit… hopefully we’ll be done within the month! So excited.
I can’t believe the progress as we near the end of construction.
We have Brick.
We have a cute little porch over the back door:
We have CABINETS!!!!!
These are the kitchen cabinets here. He is working on my corner cabinet. This one faces him (the Dining Area). The dead corner is no longer dead! I know this cost me a little money, but I wanted to take advantage of every square foot in this house. This may only house tupperware or children’s toys, but it is a much needed cabinet.
The cabinets now have crown molding around the top which makes them look like a custom home rather than a rent house. Stove goes against the wall and the sink/dishwasher will be in this island. The dining room looks HUGE with the cabinets now in! I Think this house will be NICE when finished! I know there aren’t that many kitchen cabinets, but there will be a lot of counter space and the bonus, a HUGE pantry.
Below we have a pic of the Vaulted Master Bedroom. Of course it doesn’t look like much YET, but it will be amazing. 10′ ceilings in a rent house. Nice!
Walk in Closet(s):
This is the closet for the larger of the kids’ bedrooms. It is a walk-in. I utalized the space over the staircase (being sure to leave ample head-height below). My framers made these two landings in the closet so that the space above could be used. We will have double rods on the right wall until you get to that highest shelf, but the top rod will continue in an ‘L’ shape around the back wall (straight ahead). The tops of these two shelves will be carpeted as well as the step. There is a window on the left wall just out of the picture. I can only imagine what a little kid will do with this closet as a secret hide-out. I had a closet like this as a child and LOVED sitting on the shelf reading books.
The view out the master bedroom window is stunning. There are undeveloped lands beyond my property. I’m not sure how long it will stay this way, but for now, it is extreamly peaceful. I saw deer walking across the property a few months ago and then as spring budded, there was a lone dogwood blooming near this dead tree stump. Some of the trees will go away, we have some scrub-type trees too close to the house which we will remove, but this will give a nicer yard to my future tenants and will keep them from falling on the house during a storm. Best of both worlds, loads of trees, just not on my property!
I like color. I especially love seeing a house come together, the entire process impresses and thrills me. A friend asked me the other day how things were going with this, my first investment home build… I told her I was equally thrilled and freaked out by the entire process. I was worried about interest payments, etc., then I calm myself down when I realize I only have to pay 3, or maybe 4 months worth of interest. It’s all good!
Anyway, We were supposed to be getting brick laid starting yesterday, however, it’s been raining off and on for the past few days so the sand for the morter is too wet, so the brick-layers have not yet begun their work, but the painters came today said that the wood was dry enough to put a layer of primer on the wood-work, so here we have some primer.
The siding will be about this color, but the trim/cornice will be much lighter as well as the trim around the windows and the garage door and column at the front porch. The shutters will be solid black and will be inset on the porch to the left of the front door to give the illusion of a window (but a window can no t be placed here because of the staircase directly beyond. Well, it COULD be a window, but it would have been very expensive tempered glass, and I didn’t want the liability of someone falling down the stairs, through the glass and out onto the front porch, so we simply omitted that window. There will be shutters at the tiny window above the front porch as well as the window above the garage door. This house should be really cute when finished.