Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Completion Date

As you can tell by the pictures the house is coming together quickly. The completion date has been moved up to March 1, 2009...only 4 more months to go!!

Monday, October 27, 2008

October Visit

Carolee and I made the trek to Buxton this past weekend for a progress check-up. We took a quick tour of the property on Saturday morning with Dennis and Alita before heading north to Kellogg Design Center to make kitchen and bathroom decisions. The property looks great! The deck has been installed and the balcony and stair trim work is coming along nicely.

The meeting with the Kellogg people went well and Alita has worked with them to design a very nice kitchen. Carolee made kitchen counter, kitchen cabinet, bath vanity and flooring decisions, and we were pretty worn out by the time we left.

After watching the Buckeyes fumble away a victory against Penn State on Saturday night, we met with Dennis early Sunday to go over miscellaneous items. We also met with Trent again to review lighting and electrical decisions, and finished up with another meeting to review the layout of the cabinets and shelves in the family room. We actually got to take a 10 minute walk on the beach before packing up the car and heading home!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Deck Work Continues

The decks are coming along nicely. An additional 30 boards will be delivered this morning giving the crew the materials they need to finish the job. We are heading down to Buxton on Friday to inspect the house and meet with kitchen, bath and flooring designers.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Composite Decking

Work has started on the composite decking. We are using Azek decking material and a concealed fastener system. Azek is supposed to hold up very well in coastal areas and should achieve our goal of a maintenance free deck.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Looking Good!

From the outside the house is really looking good, with the siding and trim nearing completion. The siding/trim should be complete next week and the decking construction should start within the next couple of days. Banker Norm is doing another inspection today and we are slowly turning our attention to the interior details (faucets, flooring, etc.).

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Siding Progress

Good progress continues to be made on the siding, with the west side looking better every day.