Where Rustic Living Meets Refined Elegance

Thursday, June 25, 2009

The beginning

Well we are finally moving forward to finish our home. Doug is flying home for four days, (he's been working in Oregon since January), to do some final construction so we can move forward with the final necessities of insulation, drywall and flooring. EXCITING!

Sunrise view from the front of our house. The mornings are so beautiful here, even with the power lines spanning our front yard.

First order of business once we moved in was to steam clean the concrete floors and rip out the existing old kitchen.
This is the first floor when we moved in. This was one open space.Where the furniture is sitting is where the stairs and half bath will eventually go. The windows at the end will be replaced with french doors.This is a view of the living room looking into the kitchen.
Looking into what will soon be the kitchen and dining area. The orgional makeshift kitchen was to the left and the bathroom (in the center) will be ripped out to make room for the kitchen. The above loft will be taken out too. The beams will be stained brown and the ceiling will be painted off white.
The original kitchen. What can I say? Ok I'll say it, GAG! We cleaned up this little area set up a temporary sink and stove to get by but this will be where the walk in pantry goes.

The building begins. Cait helps her dad build a set of stairs to the second story. This was the first wall to go up in the place and it would eventually hold the half bath under the stairs. After a few weeks I realized that I wanted to layout the half bath differently but in order to do that, this wall would need to be moved four feet out. I know, I know, I'm a crazy woman. I asked he said "No". I pleaded he said "No". I begged he said "No". So then I talked on and on for countless hours and days about how amazing the bathroom would look if it was done and how I would decorate it and what colors I wanted to do and what accessories would make it stunning and..........he moved the wall. What can I say, I love him.

This is the back of the house. You can see the old windows have been replace with new windows and french doors. Eventually the upstairs window (this area is a bedroom) will be replaced with a set of french doors too and a small balcony.

More to come soon.


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