If you've been following our facebook page, you've seen updates of our latest house project. Once we get everything cleaned up and looking spiffy I will post more pics to the website. I'll be the first to admit that the website and this blog have been under-used and one of my New Year resolutions is to change that! Facebook is just so darn easy to post to! This whole website stuff is still rather intimidating to me and I have a lot to learn about maintaining it still! I was very insistent that I have a blogging portion and had visions of me sitting at the computer, coffee in hand, writing every day and becoming a famous blogger haha. Then came along a baby, with colic, and building projects, and well, life, and those dreams kind of slipped away. But this is my solemn vow that all things change now!
Back to the issue at hand... this building project! Wow, every time we do another house I get sentimentally attached and realize how much we've learned since beginning this journey and I just want to build another one to incorporate all the cool stuff we've done and seen. This one was a little different as it was a pre-sold and the owners have been very hands-on. Although Jay and I designed the home (he's become a whiz at SoftPlan!), they have really picked out and coordinated everything from colors to flooring. It is much more "modern" looking than we've done in the past, but also very sharp. Grey walls, bright white trim, really dark cabinets. We are really proud of the usefulness of space in this home. The main entry and garage entry are side by side, with a slight separation so it doesn't look like there are just 2 doors are just right next to each other. Lots of storage for coats and a large pantry. It's kind of the entry way of my dreams. And wait til you see the garage. The home owners wanted extra space to park their boat, so essentially one bay was extended. Huge!! As usual, Jay and his father hand built every piece of trim and door toppers and once again they turned out beautifully! I've never seen such attention to detail, it amazes me every time I watch them. They are true old-school carpenters and that's just one of the reasons why we are so proud of the quality of our work!
Here are a few pictures for now, I will get more up within a few days! Thanks! -Jami
Over the last several months we have been working with a couple designing a custom home. They initially had an acreage outside of town picked out and a house was designed for that area, however due to varying circumstances (to include less than ideal soil samples), they are now planning on building in Red Hills. A new house was designed for the particular lot they chose and some initial dirt work has been completed. I am thrilled to announce that we received the building permit a few days ago and should be breaking ground any day now! We are really excited to see this house unfold; many hours and considerations were put in to its design and we think it will really be beautiful. Continue to follow the progress on our newsfeed!
If the process seems overwhelming and you’re not even sure of where to start, don’t feel alone. The prospect of building a home (especially a custom home) is exciting but can also be very intimidating. There are so many questions running through your head: What kind of home do I want? What kind of home can I afford? Who will build it? Where will I build it? Where do I find plans? Do I need an architect? Should I build a custom home or pick one of five plans from a builder already in an established subdivision? These are just a few items one needs to think about, and believe you me – it’s just the start.
With all the decisions that come with building (or remodeling) a house, it’s easy to overlook some of the more “luxury” items that can be installed. By luxury I do not mean to imply expensive – more just items that we don’t necessarily need and can easily live without, however you find yourself saying “I wish we would have put in (fill in the blank).” Sometimes we don’t even know these types of things exist until we are strolling through the aisles at home improvement stores or visiting a friend. So here is a list I have compiled of those little luxuries that we don’t often think about until it’s too late.
Are you tired of nearby neighbors and all they bring to your home environment? You know, pesky things like sounds of music late at night, overhearing conversations, slamming doors and vehicle noise? Would you like to have more parking space, a larger yard to enjoy or a little less pressure from various City ordinances? If these outline your desires, you should definitely explore Red Hills Subdivision in Gillette Wyoming!