Tag Archives: building our home

Building A Home: What we’d do differently (and what we wouldn’t!)

A year and a half ago, we signed an offer to buy a lot and begin building a home. We had never built before, or even purchased ANY home, none of our friends had built, and we threw ourselves into … Continue reading

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2012 can only get better from here…right??

While we tried to sleep the evening of New Years, we heard a persistent loud banging on our roof, just over our bedroom. With little we could do about it in the middle of the night (and on a holiday … Continue reading

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Moving trucks and IKEA successes and failures.

Just when we were getting the first several carloads put away, the truck with the “big stuff” from our townhouse pulled into the drive on Saturday…back to square 1 ha! We are SO grateful to the handful of friends who … Continue reading

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“before” shots

We closed last Thursday afternoon and spent the weekend getting a whole bunch of tasks checked off our list – with new construction, we learned there are several “extra” to-dos before you can even start the actual moving, including installing … Continue reading

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door drama.

When we last left off, the neighbors were left blinking (hard) at this unsightly paint job in a shield-your-eyes shade of green. Yes, the green was too bright. Understatement. But I’ve decided that what made it literally leap off the … Continue reading

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I suppose we were due a mis-step…

Neither of us has ever built a house, and we aren’t designers (at least not the home kind), so I was feeling pretty pleased that as the choices we’d made from tiny samples and swatches became reality in our house, … Continue reading

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