Friday, May 30, 2008

We have a roof...and stairs!

It's been a while since my last update on our addition, but now we have a roof and 2x4 partitions are up in the 2nd floor. As of today, all three rough stairways are in place. It's so neat to walk up the stairs from the kitchen to the 2nd floor!

Here's the latest progress timeline:
Apr 14 - the main roof over the addition (took another week to complete the new roof section over the existing roof)
Apr 24 - the shingles
May 13 - the partition 2x4 framing in the master suite
May 16 - concrete poured for garage floor
May 30 - all 3 rough stairways completed (they finished them today!)

Here are some pictures of how it looks. We're especially happy with how the addition extended the existing south facing side of the house(the side of the house with the greenhouse). We thought the south face of the house & addition looks a little like an old long farm house. What do you think?

If you're wondering when it will be completed...I think we’re looking at the end of the summer at this point!

The view down the new driveway. As you can see, the addition is not very visible from the street, so it doesn't change the view of the existing house very much.

Of course from the backyard, the addition is a lot more visible. :)
Here's a view of the roof before and after the shingles were installed:
Here are the stairs going from the kitchen up to the master suite:
Here's the view from the bath into the master bedroom: