Sunday, August 21, 2016

Brickwork Complete and Stained Floors

Our new house is really starting to come together.  This past week, the wood floors were installed and stained and the brick and stonework was completed. We hated to say "goodbye" to the masons as they have been working on our home for almost a month and J has enjoyed chatting with them.  Everyday, he would come home with several interesting tidbits they shared.  They have done a beautiful job, too, and we just love the exterior of our home!

You've seen the front but here it is again.
The walk-out basement was covered in stone veneer.
We like this look better than leaving the concrete exposed or painting it.  The masons had to attach a wire mesh into the concrete wall, then mortar the stones in place.  It took a few extra days but, in the end, I think we will really be glad we chose this option.  I can't wait until we get some landscaping in!

This shows the rear of the house.  You can see our grilling area on the left with the outdoor fireplace.  J is really excited about this space!
J will build a new mantle for this fireplace.  The one in our current home is too long.  He has plans to cook in this fireplace, as well as use it to warm the area on cool nights.
The masons helped him set this fir beam.  The pine boards we stained several weeks ago 
will be used to create the ceiling for this outdoor patio.  We hope the gutter/soffit/fascia guy comes this week to finish this up.  We still need the have the rest of the concrete poured.

The other milestone completed this week was the staining of the wood floors!  I am so pleased with the color!!  It's a warm brown and will be a good contrast for our golden oak dining room furniture.  I just can't part with it.  :)
This is the great room
and this is the kitchen.

On Monday, the flooring guys will be back to install the vinyl in the bathrooms, laundry and the finished rooms in the basement.  We are having LVT (luxury vinyl tiles).  Vinyl flooring has come a LONG way in 25 years!  And then Thursday the cabinet maker will deliver and install the cabinetry!!  Stay tuned!!

Thanks so much for joining us on our journey!  I appreciate your comments and encouragement.  It's a long process but slowly, steadily, we are getting there!  I'll post again at the end of the week and hopefully have some more goodies to share.


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Rosie M. said...

Gorgeous floors!! Can't wait to see the ceiling in the patio area. I am so excited for you to have such a lovely home to look forward to. You must have constant butterflies in your stomach waiting for it all to be done!! Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

Charla Jones said...

Your planning is certainly paying off!! The outdoor area will be well used this fall. Thanks for sharing!!

Sylvia said...

Beautiful inside and out! I am sure you will enjoy decorating each room.

Creations By Cindy said...

Zenda, your home is coming together so nicely. I too love the outside cook area! WOW! We cook a lot outside and my man would be in hog heaven with a cooking area like that! The floors are beautiful. I love the colors! I am enjoying this journey with you. Cannot wait to see what transpires next! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Kailani said...

Wow, it is just stunning! I'm so excited for you!

barbara woods said...

beautiful! It's getting closer!

carol@The Red Painted Cottage said...

I'm really enjoy watching your house as it's being built. I'm so happy you have the fireplace on your patio and I really love your wood floors. BEAUTIFUL!


Your house is really coming along beautifully my friend!
I too love your wooden floors and yes, the outside fireplace is a great idea.
How exciting my friend.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Love your floors!! We have carpet in our apartment and I hate it. Your house is looking amazing.

Kim said...

Your lovely home is turning into a beauty. Love the exterior look and those floors are a lovely colour. I can't wait to see your Great Room furnish. I have a feeling it will be a sight for sore eyes!!

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Love the floors, so beautiful. How exciting. One step at a time. Loving the outdoor fireplace. I have always wanted one. Happy Thursday and thank you for sharing at DI&DI.

Stacey said...

Woo hoo! It's looking like a home. I love the wood floors so much. It's definitely fun watching this process.

Happy Thoughts of Home. :)

The Freckled Rose said...

Beautiful! Looks absolutely amazing :) Thank you so much for sharing with us at Dishing It & Digging It!

Lisa said...

Wow. What a beautiful place. Wishing I had a fireplace like that. :)

Mary K.- The Boondocks Blog said...

Zenda those floors are truly stunning. They are such a warm color and will make a great addition to the house.