Sunday, February 1, 2015

Hardwood floors

It took 3 days to install the floors. All the windows are trimmed and Sam and I started the tile in the bathrooms. Take a look. In 2 weeks the cabinetry will be installed and countertops will be templating! I learned how to caulk and think it's pretty fun so I did all the upstairs windows and some of the downstairs including the threshold and doors. 

Downstairs bathroom. 

Hardwood floors are a natural white oak. 

Friday, January 23, 2015

Our wall color for the interior is Repose grey. We finished painting the interior last weekend and started triming the windows. Things are really moving fast.... Next week, hardwood floors! 

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Monday, January 5, 2015

Since August

Since the last post all the exterior work is done with the exception of painting on the front side. With the help of a few family members and friends, Sam and I have been working on building the guts of the home. It took a little time but all the plumbing, venting and radiant heat is finally done. This last week we insulated and started's starting to look like a home! Here's photos since August. 

Painted exterior
Kitchen sink 
Side of the kitchen then looking into formal dining and living room
For insulation, we chose blown in blanket system to give us a better R value and we sound proofed all the bathrooms, laundry and master bedroom. Here are some more pics with insulation then Sheetrock. 
Laundry room
Upstairs laundry shoot and bath
Looking into master bath and closet in the back. 

Family room looking into the kitchen
Living room looking towards the front door
Master bedroom
From formal dining looking into kitchen and family room
My goal is to post each week to 2weeks since there will be major changes that occur with finishing the house. We are looking forward to completing the project and finally moving in!!!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Pump house, windows and roof, oh my!

Big changes are taking place on the homestead. Our windows arrived about 2 months ago and the suspense has been killing me. This week was so exciting to finally see them, we chose to go with Anderson fibrex windows due to black exterior color option. We tore down the old pump house and built a bigger one that will also house the 6000 gal holding tank. Time is flying by and we are trying to prepare for fall and winter ahead. The crew will start siding and that will wrap up the work for McHenry Remodeling. 
The new pump house. 

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Raise the roof!!

The trusses were placed and the front dormer was built this week. It's so exciting to see our vision start to come to light. The windows should be installed by the end of this week, our modern farmhouse is starting to take shape. Sam and I placed all the rain drains and conduit for the power this weekend. 
Over much thought and discussion we made a decision on the front door. The door has been the most difficult thing to choose. It is such a focal point to a home and we wanted to make sure it supported our modern farmhouse design. We chose a local company called Rogue Valley, here is the door we decided. Ours will be made out of walnut.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014


Everyone has been busy with the project. McHenry Remodeling will be starting to put up new trusses this week. Sam and I have been busy with the juggle of work, home projects while still trying to enjoy our summer. In July we took a short trip to Las Vegas, we are usually lucky when we go but not this time; highlight of the trip was seeing Lady GaGa. This year was Sam's 30th birthday so I surprised him with a weekend trip to the Oregon Caves and the Redwoods. Now we are back and ready for more work on the homestead. Sam and I are working on building the new pump house, which we hope to have built in the next few weekends. Here are the most current photos of the project.....

The redwoods
 Sam and I at Gold Beach

 Looking towards the front of the home
 In the great room looking at what will be sliding glass doors
 Looking into the kitchen
 Formal living room
 Upstairs master bath and closet in the back