House Update II
A lot has happened since my last house update. The house got completely finished framing! The builder insulated the outside walls. Mr. Whitelane and I decided to spend a couple hours on a Saturday and insulate some of the interior walls as well. We thought it would help with the sound between the bedrooms and maybe some heating and cooling. We just went to Home Depot and bought some rolls of insulation. We used a huge serrated knife to cut the strips to the sizes we needed. Then we took a staple gun and hung them between the 2x4s. Super simple and just takes a little bit of time.
Next, the sheetrock was hung. That was really exciting to see it start coming together. It finally looked like a house! Once that was all done, they taped and mudded the walls. Each step I was getting giddier. The texture and stair railing went up next. We also had a built-in bench put in the mudroom. I am so excited about that. It will be the perfect landing spot for all the kids stuff. Another smaller bench will go on the opposite wall. There is the perfect little cubby on that wall. I just haven’t decided if I want shiplap there board and batten. Decisions, decisions.
(This is the upstairs hallway and then my little boy’s room is pictured below.)
After everything was textured, it was painted. The interior paint color is “high reflective white” by Sherwin Williams. Oh my goodness it is just perfect. I am so excited because now we get to the good stuff. Tile, cabinets, flooring, and all those finishing details. I can not wait to share all that goodness with you.
(Here is that built-in bench/lockers I was talking about.)
The outside is full hardy board. I just love this view we have off the deck. The mountains and lake are a stunning backdrop. This is a view of the right side that they are still working on. Look at all those shaker shingles (I love me some shaker shingles.) I just can’t wait to see it painted white! Mr. Whitelane and I have big plans for this yard. Most of it includes fun spaces for the little ones to play.