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Friday, May 23, 2014

Now I Can See the Actual Room Sizes

Our builder was happy when the Walton County Inspector did his structural inspection at the house and everything was fine.  Building codes in Walton County Florida are pretty strict so this was a big step.   So far inside, all the rough ins are done and the foam insulation has been sprayed on the inside of the roof and around all windows and doors.  All inside walls have insulation in them so this house should be quiet.  I guess the builder thought the two of us would be loud.  

The Sheetrock  has been hung, finished, sanded, and primer coat of paint applied.  The next steps will be the wood trim and the bathroom tile.  

Looking from great room toward kitchen

Another view with the breakfast area on the left.  The arched door on the left goes into the butlers pantry and then into the dining room

Breakfast room looking from kitchen

From kitchen looking toward great room.  The doors on the right open all the way back

Outdoor fireplace  with niche for TV above

The outside tongue and groove ceilings are complete

The back wall is where the outdoor kitchen will be

We added a little detail above thee windows on the front of the house.

Ya'll have a great holiday weekend.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Stucco and Roof

The roof tiles were moved to the roof and stacked so they would be in place for the roofer.  It took a crane to move the tiles to the roof because of weight.

While the roof was being installed the Stucco crew started.  The first thing that they did was apply a metal wire base.  The wire is very similar to chicken coop wire.  Then the next step is to apply a base coat of the cement mixture called scratch coat.  After this cures for a few days the second layer, brown coat is applied and again a few days wait for curing.  In the photo above you can see the workers applying the brown coat.  The lighter gray on the second floor is still the scratch coat.

The banding is the next step.  That is the white trim in the pictures above.

The final step in the stucco process is to apply the color coat.  This is the final color.  It is a light beige with off white trim.   We are really happy with the way the color turned out but Dwight was pretty unhappy when we first saw it on the house.  We drove up and he said, "I wanted it to be lighter than this".  I could tell that he was less than pleased and  I am thinking if it was lighter it would be white.  I told him that it looked just like the sample that we approved and I thought it was light enough but he didn't agree.  He mentioned the color several times while we were there.  As we returned to the car and he removed his amber colored sun glasses and remarked OH THE COLOR IS PERFECT.  Neither of us thought about the sun glasses when he was complaining but I was sure happy that he pulled them off before we left.  

The stucco is almost complete.

Meanwhile, the rough-in wiring, plumbing, HVAC, and home automation are done.

Drywall, 800 sheets, is stacked everywhere.