Saturday, May 19, 2012

Don't want to miss a thing....

I've been to the house for 8 straight days, but I'm so glad to have made the 25-minute trek up there. When framing happens, the house changes almost overnight. This is how the "house" looked just a week ago:

And now....

It is an amazing transformation - framing was basically completed by Friday night. They still have to configure the bonus room modification a little, and add the spot for the french doors for the guest room, but other than that, framing is just about done. The above picture also gives a first glimpse to our porch, and we are thrilled to see it. Check out more photos of progress: 

Here is Hannah's room (Bedroom 2 based on this Rome floorplan). 

Here is McKenna's room (Bedroom 3).

This is Alden's room (Bedroom 5 instead of loft, with two foot extension based on Elevation L).

Our happy girls in the master bedroom. 

Alden is beaming as he enjoys the view from his bedroom.

This is a side view of our enormous pantry. To the right, you can see the walk-in area. It is approximately 7 feet wide by 4 feet deep. Lauren is thrilled. 

This was taken from the entrance to the guest bedroom downstairs, with the full bath in view. 

This is a picture of the garage. It is not real wide, but we think it is is 4-5 feet deeper than the garage in our previous home. 

Here is the view of the family room from the kitchen. 

Sliding door is in (nice tinted glass throughout the house too). 

A better view of the tinted windows from the morning room. 

A view back to the front door from the kitchen. 

Our master bedroom. I still can't get over how big it is, even after we removed the sitting area and second closet for our bonus room. 

Other bloggers have said this, but if you get a chance, check out the house during framing week!! It goes by so quickly and the house changes dramatically overnight. We can't wait to see what's next, but it will be hard to top this week. 


  1. All that in one week?!? Wow! I can't wait!

  2. That is amazing! And so is the pantry!

  3. I love how you posted the first two pics, they really show what a difference a week makes!! Aww, your kiddos look SO happy. :)

  4. Your family is gorgeous! They look so happy! Your home is coming along wonderfully! BTW--I love the porch!!! We cannot get the porch on our Rome because it isn't offered in our community. What is your elevation?

    1. I just answered my own question: Elevation L with stone and porch. We have elevation C with partial stone veneer which comes with the 2 foot extension in loft and a very, very tiny porch! lol

  5. Even though I know they are quick it still amazes me they can work so fast and efficiently to get that much done!

  6. I totally agree with you. Framing phase is the most dynamic phase in the house construction. It really amazing to see so much change in a week.. I am glad that you were able to be there and witness this change everyday.. We are also in the same phase..Its been a week now and it is still going on.. I see changes everyday and we expect it to last another week...

  7. Framing goes by fast!!! Now comes all the inspections and inside details. When is your pre-drywall? Take a camera and take pictures of everything!! If you ever want to do renovations or adds later, you'll know where wiring and such are!

  8. Thanks everyone! We appreciate the encouragement and the feedback. Noey, that is a great idea about pictures for wiring. I think I read it in your blog a while back (we have been loyal readers since last summer), but it's so easy to forget things. We should know in the next day or two about the pre-drywall meeting and setting up cable and data boxes with Guardian. (I am also hoping to lock our interest rate soon too...)