As with any build like this, it’s not 100% done. But, the basement is “done enough”, meaning it’s fit for a human. Here’s some pics:
After finishing the deck last summer, we took the year off to just settle in. But now, we need to get back in the game and finish off the last bits of the house, namely the basement. So, we’ve been diligently putting our spare time … Continue reading Gettin’ Back in the Groove
And the winner is…. Safeco. Here’s why… Being under-insured at the time of the fire, rebuilding the house was no simple task. If this ever happens to you, I hope you’ll be able to simply sit on your (rental) couch and just answer questions from … Continue reading Choosing New Home Insurance in Juneau, Alaska
It’s fitting yet odd that it would so happen that the day we completed rebuilding the house is exactly two years after it burned down. This time two-years ago I was standing in the parking lot watching this: Today is much different. We’re sitting … Continue reading Two-Year Anniversary
From five different kinds of paint, to cedar shingles and 12-foot planks, to cement board, Tyvek, rainscreen, cedar and Azek trim of varying sizes, and plenty of time — siding the house has been quite the saga. But now it’s all done. This puts us firmly … Continue reading All Sided
Now that we’re moved in, we can’t rest on our laurels (which, I hear, aren’t even really that comfortable anyway). The big ole loan we took out to get to this point has come due and the bank wants us to either pay it off … Continue reading Pink Armor
Moving was chaos. I was out of town the entire week preceding our big date so wasn’t much help packing. Laura and her awesome friends (Sarah, Jill, Jorden, Linda) made some serious magic happen by getting so much stuff boxed up (and in many cases: … Continue reading Moving, and 5 Features of Our New House that I Love.
Today the city inspector returned, checked a few things off his list, and gave us the official green light for “temporary” occupancy. So we’re not only moved in, but we’re authorized to do so.
For permanent occupancy, we now just need to finish siding the house and install an entry/deck.
We spent January and February scrambling to get the house buttoned up enough to meet the requirements of temporary occupancy. Our contractor’s finishing guys installed the vanities, appliances, finished the flooring, thresholds, cabinets, and trim. They got all the doorknobs installed, closet hardware, and did … Continue reading Occupancy! (Ready or Not)
In our last post we showed you the below-belly-band siding that was all painted. Here it is installed: The exterior is pretty much buttoned up for the winter. We’ll have to wait for the ground to thaw to finish the siding and build a deck … Continue reading A Muy Caliente Winter!