Thursday, December 1, 2011

Time to catch up....

It has been exactly one month since my last post.  It has been very busy, but not much in the way of overt details have been happening at the house.  James tells us he plans on signing the house over on December 9, 2011.  That is one week away.  Let's just say I am not holding my breath, but we will be close.  I am amazed at how fast some things can be done though.  The whole building process has been great and would recommend ACH construction to everybody. I have added updated pictures below.  I will probably post new ones when we close and then one final post when all the furniture and decorations are in.

The wood flooring is done.  The color turned out great.  The cleaning people have a lot of work to do to get all the dust up.  Will be a little easier now that the Hide-A-Hose vacuum system is online.

The Foyer looks great!  Just need to shine up the tiles and it will be awesome.  Its nice to walk into this flooring combo.

This is Abby's closet. 

Abby's sink area and vanity.  She wanted the farmhouse pump faucet which looks good in here.

Abby's bathroom area and shower.

Abby's Room. 
It actually turns out to be one of the best rooms in the house!
Love the built-ins

The living quarters hallway.
On the left you can see one of the Hide-A-Hoses for vacuuming.

The landscaping is still developing but this is our river-rock bed in the front.
It doubles as a drainage area.

This is our bedroom.  Floors look great in here.

My side of the bathroom with the tub in the view.

Melissa's side of the bathroom.

My side of the closet

Melissa's side of the closet

More of Melissa's side of the closet.  Hmmm....

Abby has named this my room.

The fire pit awaiting its rocks and burners.

The back porch has been stained and sealed.  Looks like real stone.

The outdoor kitchen was revised to accomodate my 48" grill.
Now awaiting new stain and sealant.

The dining room

The study

The Butler's Pantry

The Kitchen.
 Most of the appliances are installed.  The Fryer is awaiting placement.

More of the Kitchen

The Game Room and Bar

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Appliances, Hardware, and more.....

Well everybody, we have entered what should be the final month of construction.  Finishing touches are being put in all over the house.  The appliances were delivered today and hardware was being installed.  The only big thing we are waiting on is Bowie-Cass to hook up the electricity.  Should be this week because we paid all the fees last week. I think landscaping begins next week.  We awarded the landscaping bid to Grayrock.  I have included some new pictures from today.

Outdoor Kitchen
The refrigerator and ice machine are in as well as the sink.
The grill should be in tomorrow.

The stone was put on the bar today and the granite bartop placed for the outdoor kitchen.

A look into the outdoor kitchen from the backyard.

The Backyard
The pool decking was poured last week.  Will be stained a couple weeks.
The retaining wall was completed today.  Fencing coming soon.

A look at the pool deck around the pool.

The back porch was stained and sealed with lighting installed.

The Pet Area
Two of the A/C units are located here

The Front Doors are stained and sealed

The other A/C unit on the other end of the house.

The new washers and dryers.  Guess we need to send Melissa to class for this. :)

Abigail got the fanciest knob pulls on her built-ins for her "zebra" theme

The great room ceiling finished today

The microwave came today

The stove backsplash awaiting vent-a-hood installation.
Stove will be here tomorrow

Sub-Zero Refrigerator
Still all wrapped up

The Kitchen Sink
Dishwasher and Trash Compactor in place

The Bar
Refrigerator and Ice-Maker in Place

The Kitchen Cabinet Knobs

Friday, October 21, 2011

Lighting, fans, more color......

The Dining Room

The Foyer

The Study

The Great Room
View of the fireplace and built-ins

Master Bedroom

Master Bath

Master Closet

Master Shower

Abby's Room

Abby's Bath

Great Room
View into Breakfast and Kitchen

Guest Bedroom 1

Guest Bedroom 2

Jack & Jill Guest Bath

Pet Room

Mud Room

Game Room/Bar

Wine Room

Pool/Game Room Bath

Pool/Game Room Toilet and Shower

Outdoor Kitchen
Starting to get some stain

Back Porch
Fans are in and covered getting ready for stain

Garage Lighting

Front Entrance - Side View

Front Entrance - Frontal View