Friday, July 28, 2006

Upstairs & Stairs Framed

First the Stairs:
I got a little carried away with pictures from the outside last night. I'm just really excited (I bet you couldn't tell), it's like Christmas every day when I go see what they've finished. And, just for a little extra fun, I've labeled the rooms on these shots so the folks at home can see it taking shape like I do. :)
As you can see if you look closely at these photos, only the exterior walls were framed on the second floor. I expect that they'll finish the interior wall framing today, and also start framing up the porch roof. After that, I think we're just waiting for the trusses to arrive and the roof will go on. Wow.

Meanwhile, I got the quote back for the cabinets, and if we take our whole wish list of options and upgrades we'll be about $200 over budget. So now we have to decide if it's worth going a teensy bit over budget (dangerous thinking, I know) or if we should trim *something* from the order to bring it under budget. Which, it goes without saying, is a real conundrum. Cary and I will have to think it over through the weekend, if not longer. Functional stuff has priority, but it's also hard to put the extra-pretty finishing flourishes on the chopping block.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Addie,
Love your house! Just wanted to say - go with the nicest cabinets you can - and cut cost in other ways. Like get good utilitarian bathroom fixtures and just basic washer and dryer without all the bells and whistles you probably wouldn't use any way. Something to think about....

addie said...

Thanks for the advice & the comment, Anonymous! After some more thinking and discussion, the upgrade voted most likely to be cut is an antiqued-black finish on the island cabinets. They'd be the very same cabinets, but without the stand-out-from-everything-else color. Still a hard call to make though...

Anonymous said...

Hi Honey - It is just amazing to me how fast this changes. It looks great. I vote that you keep the extras. $200.00 will feel like nothing in the long run, but those touches will be something you see every day. It's all so exciting.

hugs, Mom