We were gone for a few days, so its always fun to come home to see what was done. They did more HVAC, wiring, outlets, framing and they laid our first tile. Also, all of the siding on the back of the house is complete and the windows in Maren’s room are installed.
Front of the House
Back of the House
We decided to tile the top and bottom porch instead of leaving it plain cement or using wood. We know we aren’t the type to stain the wood every year to maintain it, so Jay researched and found a simple way of tiling it with flamed granite. We only will have to seal it every couple of years, but besides that it’s pretty hands off for maintenance. We bought almost all of our tile through the Tile Shop, so once we decided to go with tile we set out to look again for the best price and the Tile Shop was able to beat everyone else. Even with our contractor’s discount at other places. Here is the link to the tile we bought from the Tile Shop: Tile Shop – Flamed Granite We figured the flamed granite would give it a texture so it wasn’t as slippery if it got wet, plus we like how earthy it looks to look like it fits the outdoors better. The Tile Shop had it in the a kitchen for their example when we went to go look at it.
East Side of the House
West Side of the House
Check out Maren’s new windows. They are finally in to complete the room. They are also framing in the fireplace. We wanted to leave the nice portion of the wood exposed, so they are making a mantel like shelf for her.
This is what we are thinking about (minus the TV):
Thank goodness for Houzz!