Thursday, November 20, 2014

November 18, 2014

Careful, Utility Work Ahead
Hello bloggers! This week, we stopped by the house and were met by a big orange sign that said, "Careful, utility work ahead". Low and behold, the utility work was on our lot. Workers were there actively digging to install a gas line that would lead to the house. I can only assume that once that was installed they would then install the electric line either that same day or soon thereafter.
I'm super excited that more work is going on because things are really starting to take form.
I talked with my SR, Brandon who calls to check in and see how things are progressing with the house. He said that they're right on schedule with everything. He also told me to not be surprised if at some point it appears as though work has stopped on the outside of the home. If it appears that way, it most likely means that they have begun further work on the inside of the residence.
I must say that our experience thus far with Ryan Homes has been great. From our SR's to our PM, and even the NRV Inc. team, when we have asked a question we've always gotten a quick response from them.
Next step should be our pre-drywall meeting/walk-thru. I'm super excited for that because we'll get an up close and personal tour of the progression of the home so far and get a chance to see where each room will be.
I'll be posting in the next day or so what furniture and lighting pieces/accessories we've chosen thus far. In my mind I believe that I'm a pretty good interior decorator and have great ideas for our home.
Til next time friends!!

Utility workers

Side view of our home. Roof is completely installed with windows.

Utility worker digging hole where gas line is to be installed.

Another view of a utility worker.

Utility workers digging for the gas line.

I seriously cannot WAIT until they install the brick veneer.

Monday, November 17, 2014

November 15, 2014

Evening friends! The boyfriend and I went by our home site to check on the progress of the roof. We found two roofers shingling and tacking down the roof. It appears that they started from opposite ends of the home and started to work their way to the middle. The job appeared a bit daunting to me but I guess when this is what you're certified in doing it's "the norm" for you. They had a pretty good rhythm and though we didn't stay long, we predicted that at the rate they were going they would get most of it if not all of the roof completed by the end of the day.
Also, notice that they installed the windows! Our home is starting to take shape. I'm so excited.
Hopefully, the  next phase will be plumbing and electric and with the delivery of bricks, maybe they'll be doing that at the same time. I'll keep you posted. Til next time bloggers!
Sideview of the roof and shingles.

Roofer #1

Roofer #2

I'm not sure that I could do what they do. They made it look easy though.


Front view with our delivery of bricks and mortar.
You can see the bags of shingles they have on the roof. There's a lot of bags.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

November 11, 2014

Roofing Progress
 Evening ya'll. Once again, I found myself "in the neighborhood" and saw that there was more progress on the home site. The roof is about 85% done. They have to lay some more wood and then start the shingling process. I'm going to make a conscious effort to NOT go back to the home site until this Saturday. Fingers crossed that I can accomplish this though I'm not making any promises. Until next time Bloggers!
The roof. You can see where they're finishing up the roofing portion of the closet that will be above the garage.

Gotta love the random street light that will be at the corner of your property. Lol, in all seriousness, I actually like the street light. It's just in the way when I take photos.

Another view from the left hand side of the house (from the street).

Pleasantly surprised to see some of the brick and the mortar for the house. At the rate they're going and with this great weather, they may be able to get some of those bricks up there. I'm extremely happy with the progress so far. 

Front view of the house. I can't wait to take a picture when the house is completely built.

Another view from the left side of the house.

Right side picture of the house and view of one of the upstairs bedrooms.

Love this home, but building it is clearly a messy undertaking. There's all sorts of wood trash strewn about.

Another view of the home with the shipment of bricks.

Up in the sky, it's a bird, it's a plane, nah, it's just a worker on the roof.

Rear view of the house. You can see a portion of the roof from this angle. Also, the aluminum like material that's wrapped around the house is material that will be used in conjunction with the insulation.

Another view of the rear of the home.

November 10, 2014

There's a Roof!!
Going by the home site on Monday with my mother I was blown away at the progress that Ryan Homes has made with the house. There's the beginnings of a roof. When we pulled up to the lot the builders were in the process of putting the trusses onto the roof portion of the home. We actually got to see them take each individual piece of wood framing and place it on the home. The best way that I can describe it is like someone putting pieces of a puzzle together. It was great to see. I was so happy I jumped for joy (literally). I was like a kid on Christmas morning. Once the roof is on, they'll start working on the plumbing and electricity on the inside portion of the home and hopefully then at that point we'll get called in for our pre-drywall construction meeting. Below you will find some photos with pictures of the builders putting the roof on our home. Until next time, happy blogging!
The crane placing the trusses of the roof together. There are workers on the top most portion of the home who help guide the pieces into their appropriate places.

Front view of the home site with portions of the roof installed.

The crane placing the trusses onto the roof.

Windows! Super excited to see those.

The crane was placing a piece towards the rear portion of the roof.

Here you can see a worker guiding the crane to the wood piece that needs to be placed on the roof next.

The worker is hooking up the wooden piece for the crane.

Mission accomplished. Wooden piece is hooked up and en route to its proper place.

This is the puzzle piece I was talking about.

It literally snapped into place with some help from the workers. You can see one pictured in the window however there are about 3 or 4 up there.

Monday, November 10, 2014

November 6, 2014

Second Level Framing
Went by the lot again and Ryan Homes is going full steam ahead! They've almost completed the second level living space where the bedrooms will be.
Full frontal photo of the home with the second level almost completed. There will be a closet above the garage.
Another full frontal of the home.
Side view of the home with completed second level. Not sure why they wrapped the third car garage doorway. You can see the foundation where the basement will be and above that, the garage and kitchen area. Above the kitchen will be the master bedroom with sitting room and master bath.
Garage doorway
The opening on the second level will be the opening to my closet. I can't wait to customize it!
Side view of the right hand side of the home with the completed second level. The front facing portion will house one our boys. The rear second level corner room will be the guest room. The guest room is the smallest of all three secondary rooms and they'll all share the same hallway bath. We don't anticipate having any real overnight guests so we didn't see the need to have another bathroom on the second floor.

Our doorway. It's recessed because of the elevation that we chose (elevation B). Once the home is completed there will be a small porch or what they call a crow's nest surrounding the front door.
Side view of the home.
Here you can see where the guest room will be on the second level facing the woodline to the rear of the home.
In the upper right hand corner of this picture you can see the where our sitting room will be in the master bedroom. It was very important for me to have this as I wanted an oasis where I could sit and relax once I had some free time to myself. We also have a great view of the lake from the sitting room. There lots of deer in the area and I think it would be a great place to center myself after a chaotic day at work. Namaste.
A street view of the home with the completed second level.


November 5, 2014

Progressive Photos of Framing
Framing continued on November 5th where they put up the walls around the first level of the home.
The rear of the house. You can see the bump out to where the rear of the morning room extension will be. There's a rectangular opening to where the door to the backyard will be.
Another angle of the rear of the home. The foundation is more visible then we would like but hopefully they'll level it off with some dirt and sod. We'll ask and keep our fingers crossed. You can see more of the extension of the family room in this picture as well as more windows.
Love the way the sun is shining down in this photo. It's a sign!!
The right side of the home (if you're facing it from the street). The room at the front corner of the home, I believe will be the formal dining room.
An angled photo of our side entry garage. Love that we chose to do a side entry.
Another photo of the side entry garage. You can see the three windows that will be facing the street. We'll have black shutters once the windows are put in place with a brick veneer. Very traditional exterior.
Another photo of the garage. (Don't mind the dumpster). In this photo you can see the third garage door standing alone. That will be my boyfriend's domain where he can tinker to his heart's content. (that is until I get my funky fresh new whip, rubs hands together devilishly, lol)
Full frontal of the home with a view of the first floor living space. Here I feel you can get an idea of the placement of the home. One of my favorite pictures.
A view of the home from the street. We came at lunchtime so everyone was away from the site. Best time to come so you're not in the way so to speak.
Another view from the street. Our soon to be neighbor's house on the right hand side. I'm curious to know and meet my neighbors. So far, everyone has been friendly and waving as they pass by. There's a few homes being built on our street at the same time. We're one of the last few lots left that are actively being built on.
You can see the opening in the middle of this picture where the front door will be. I can't wait to have actual people come through that door as we welcome them to our new home. More pictures to come!