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The Journey of building our forever home

The Journey of building our forever home

Dream House - Weeks 7-9

Lots of progress on the house over the past 3 weeks which has been great.  Starting to get exciting now seeing it all come together.  Frame should be completed next week with the roof trusses and then hubby has the big job of laying the colourbond roof and facia/gutter. It has been great walking through the frame - the boys have loved running through their rooms which is cute

We have also finalised our window and exterior door selections and all bathroom/tapware has been locked in.  Over the next few months lots of final decisions will need to be made and also the design of our kitchens and bathrooms which I am excited to start doing

Sub floor being completed

Other side of sub flooring - very smoggy on this day due to all the fires

Frame starting to come up - this is the boys section of the house with rumpus, 3 bedrooms, powder room, laundry and bathroom

Boys Rumpus room view  - although you can't see it in this image the Melbourne city skyline although far away can be seen in the middle of this window

My photography studio  - will have 4 amazing windows of this size - the light will be gorgeous - didn't realise how big everything looks with 10 foot ceilings in our back section of the house - love!

Main bedroom window - looking forward to seeing this window go in as it wraps around each side - a built in window seat will be made underneath

Must take my other camera out on site next week and grab some full length images of the house - the poor iphone can't seem to manage!

Weeks 2-6 - Dream House

Hmm - well not much happened the last four weeks on the house. Hubby completed all the drainage and underground plumbing over the Australia Day long weekend  - worked like a crazy person to get it all done as he works elsewhere full time as a supervisor - did a fabulous job!  ( although admittedly all his hard work was covered with dirt so hard to see what he had done!)

Already dreaming of finally being in our house - our rental has just a small courtyard and with 3 energetic boys and 40 degree temperatures I am going slightly mad - can't even tell them to head outside and play with the hose or water guns etc like they used to do all the time! The courtyard is also slowing being filled with all the stuff that spills out of our garage so has also become our storage area.  I also really miss having a garden - I will have plenty do though soon though with landscaping a 2000 square metre block.

Next week should see the completion of the sub floor and they will then move onto the frame stage - can't wait to take a walk through the house!

Sub floor with steel work starting to come together
Garage taking shape - this part will have a slab pour - a rather huge one too coming up to the doorway you can see!

My little site inspector Jack  :)

The concrete footings you see in this image above will be our verandah