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Day 494 – Farmhouse Project Update

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Hi Friends…Its been a while since I have given any updates on the farmhouse construction

We have passed the 1-year mark plus 4 months or 494 days to be exact but who’s counting?  Huh!

Crazy right?  

Remember the saying, “If you want it done right, do it yourself”?  

That old saying keeps popping in my head because of all the problems we have had building this house.

Read on and you will see why I am thinking this. 


House Exterior

Exterior siding is on and back porch is built.

The screening of the back porch and the front porch pillars are work that is remaining on the exterior of the house.

Of course, the cleanup, final grade and concrete drive and sidewalk work still remain outside but that is the final work once the house is completed.

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This is the view from the side of the house. You can see the back porch to the right.

Bonsai Trees

cabinet outline of the kitchen farmhouse

Remember this photo of part of the kitchen area marked for the cabinets.

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drywall is being installed in farmhouse kitchen

Here is the same area of the kitchen with drywall.

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This photo represents why the project was in slow mo….. the insulation was installed too early before the house was dried in.

Which means siding and roofing were to be completed first.

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While the siding and roof took some time to do the insulation begin to fall out of the walls.

It is always a difficult decision when you have to fire someone but after this, we decided to let the General Contractor go.

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But forward we go……..The insulation was cleaned up, reinstalled and drywall has been completed.

Doug (husband) is now managing the project himself.  
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We are gaining momentum so things should really start changing each day.

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Drywall completed up to the loft area.

farmhouse lane with fall leaves

We are not dwelling on the problems we have had, just looking forward to getting the house finished and moved in, hopefully before the winter months. 

The race against mother natures clock is on.

Thanks for stopping by and following along on this farmhouse journey.  

Hope to see you again soon!
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6 Comments

  1. Carole West @ Garden Up Green
    October 25, 2015 / 1:28 pm

    I completely agree if you want something done just do it yourself. Looks amazing! You must be super excited.

    • BonBon
      Author
      October 25, 2015 / 11:10 pm

      Yes, I am so excited. Can’t wait to get moved in. Thanks for stopping by.

  2. October 26, 2015 / 6:40 pm

    Your house is gorgeous!! I cannot wait to see it all finished and decorated! I know you feel that way times one million!! 🙂 Those sorts of problems are the worst and I’m so sorry you guys had to deal with that for over a year now. BUT, I’m glad to see the light is shining at the end of the tunnel for you! Hugs!

    • BonBon
      Author
      October 26, 2015 / 9:04 pm

      Thank you sweet Benita…..Yes I think there is an end in sight finally. I hope you have a wonderful week. Hugs!

  3. Holly R
    April 14, 2016 / 12:56 pm

    We have also been in the process of building, moving in 14 days! Our process started with trying to purchase a lot, county red tape delayed our start by 2 years. The County Inspector wouldn’t allow us to start insulating until siding and exterior was buttoned up, probably a good time to fire your contractor based on your photos above. My husband’s motto is also “if you want it done right, do it yourself and Nobody takes pride in their work anymore!”; we took on the painting because our existing home hadn’t sold and we also did all of the finish work, landscaping will be our summer project. Good luck and keep up the great blog posts!

    • BonBon
      Author
      April 15, 2016 / 9:01 am

      So exciting that you are moving in 14 days. Your husband is exactly right in his motto. The county inspector was right on recommending that you wait to insulate we had a bad deal with our builder on that and the insulation had to be removed and redone later (at the insulators and builders cost) since they should of known it shouldn’t be done until the house was completely dried in. It sounds like we are in the same phase as you. We will be doing our final grade and landscaping this summer as well. Our other home hasn’t sold yet either, so hope that happens soon for you and us. Thanks for sending me a note, I least I know now that others are having the same problems we did. Take care and I hope your move goes smoothly.

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