Sunday, May 3, 2009

Progress!

Hi Everyone,

Again, we haven't been so great with updating.  This time, we have lots to update.  Also, a side note, I accidentally deleted 3 comments recently.  Sorry about that.  Feel free to repost.

So now, not only do we have floors, but we have walls, pipes, ducts, lights, switches and wires!  Rough plumbing, electrical, and mechanical inspections are scheduled this coming Tuesday.  So enough with words, here are some pictures:

Upstairs framing.  You can see the entrance to the two bedrooms in the middle.  The 8' high wall is going to contain all the kitchen cabinets.  The bathroom is behind and in he middle.  Only one wall goes up to the high ceiling.  It contains all plumbing vents and is also a structural wall.
















Here's a close-up of the back of that tall wall.  All the plumbing vents from the entire house come into this one wall, and up to the roof.  The bathroom exhaust fans & furnace flue also comes through this wall.
















Here's the roof.  The lower pieces of wood spanning across the house will  be removed.  They'll be replaced with 4 steel rods.  You can see the framing for the skylights to the left.
















More of the upstairs.  The dining room is behind.  The lower wall has the kitchen sink plumbing.  The island will go in front.
















View from the back of the house.  You can see the hole where the stairs are going to the right.
















Close-up of the stair hole.  It starts at the far point from the camera, and turns an 'L' as you descend.
















This photo is from the entertainment room downstairs.  It's looking toward the stair hole and the master bedroom beyond.  To the right is the garage.  The yellow thing in the ceiling is insulation, covering a duct.  One main heating duct runs from the front of the house to the back, with registers that admit heat, to each of the upstairs and downstairs rooms.  The rectangles with circles in them are the recessed lights.

3 comments:

Jamileh113 said...

It looks amazing! Love the design, I know it's going to be beautiful. Where do you guys live right now?!
Jamileh

Albert Lee said...

Ridiculously awesome.

Colleen said...

it's looking sooo good! awsome work!