The building begins!
What in the heck does all that orange stuff even mean?! The building has begun! 🎉
Concrete poured for the footings and foundation walls, and installs of the wet utilities to be exact. In the last blog I shared the pre-construction options that needed to be decided on at the time of the offer; decisions that weren’t exactly what I was expecting to make on the spot. Nevertheless, they were made- and I honestly couldn’t be happier with how those immediate choices are now coming together.
The pre-construction options we chose are ....(drumroll please......)
5. Garage Man Door
6. Plumbing- double sink in Master, hot cold hose bib in garage.
For those that know my style probably know that barn doors don’t really seem to be my “thing”. First off, we chose the den option with the intent of using it as a giant playroom for all our kids, as well as a bedroom to be shared by our 6 and 4 year old girls who are very accustomed to (and adamant about!) sleeping near one another. At some point we know this won’t always be the case, and this is when having 3 other bedrooms will come into play (assuming this is our forever home). So, barn door...here this boho girl comes. See the third picture to see where my brain is initially headed with this!
Being California born and raised, an online-purchased wooden patio gazebo seems doable. But if anything, visiting this area over the last 3 years and now living through our first fall/winter here has shown us that unless we want to build something way sturdier on our own- having the covered patio as a structural extension here is really the only way to go. It initially felt very costly and excessive, but now it feels like a need. Not going to lie- my head is focused on the interiors for a bit but just know that there are some BIG plans for our happy investment and future little outdoor patio shangrila.
Another option I wanted to share a little inpso around (picture featured under Descartes tab) was the fireplace and shelving package we chose. Fireplace because, well, Idaho. And shelving because, I don’t know about you, but the least amount of furniture we can break in our next move is of utmost importance 😁 Built in shelving is a craftsman’s dream, and I CAN’T WAIT to style these babies!
Last but not least- garage man doors and hot and cold bibs should be considered a need here, so thank God for genuine, knowledgeable real estate agents and thoughtful builders!
Last piece of advice- Get yourself one of those 👆🏼!
Publicly chronicling my design grind, mamahood madness + mini narratives of how I make sense of it all was never something I thought I would do; but when your passion in life for creating + relating are also your personal gateways to peace + sanity, you've got to go somewhere with all of the things!
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