I’ve been so happy with the house progress each week! To watch our dream home take shape each day has been so fun! Last week our contractor finished framing the first floor and garage. This means we were able to see the breakfast nook windows, the pantry, laundry, and guest room. The hallway from the garage door where we will have built in mudroom lockers also took shape. The image below shows the first floor and how the rooms are laid out. We also have an office by the master bedroom on the first floor.
I was so excited to have a walk in pantry and to see it come together. Our contractor will be building custom shelves on one wall of the pantry but we didn’t have the budget to include cabinetry. I’m trying to get Drew on board with IKEA cabinets in the pantry since I know they are an affordable option. First step is getting him to walk into IKEA to actually look at the cabinets. Wish me luck!
In this picture I’m standing in the garage where the door will be that will lead to the backyard. The first window you see straight ahead is our breakfast nook that will open to the screened porch. The framing on the right is the guest room wall with two separate windows.
The back elevation has taken shape too!
We’ve been pretty lucky with the rain staying away during the week which has allowed great progress. This week we probably won’t be so lucky. Wednesday-Friday has heavy rain in the forecast but I’m hoping they can get some work done. Keep your fingers crossed! Hopefully we see the second floor take shape in the next few weeks.