Friday, October 16, 2015

Porch brick facing completed.

The masons completed their work facing the front and back porches with brick.  

The front door has some lights taped to it for Halloween, looks better at night.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Monday, October 12, 2015

Another visit from the painters today.

Just when we thought that is was going to be a work free day the painters came by and painted the porch ceiling and some more of the trim.

Porch ceiling and window sashes are a good, correct shade of blue, a traditional color to 
keep out the spooks. 

 Here's a better explanation for a blue ceiling from Sherwin Williams:

"There are numerous theories as to why – from fooling spiders and wasps into thinking the ceiling is the sky, to blue being a harbinger of good luck, to the color extending daylight, to scaring away evil spirits."

A lot of progress!

Wow, the build is progressing beautifully!  The sheetrock has been installed, finished and primed. The hardwood floors have been nailed down and waiting for the proper time to be sanded and finished.  The outside is being painted, just a few more trim pieces need to be painted.  The driveway and sidewalks have been poured.  

The next step is going to have the interior trim and doors installed.


Wasn't that just super boring?  How about that paint job?  Four or five or more colors, we lost count.  Thank you, Haley the color consultant at Sherwin Williams in Woodstock for encouraging us to chose colors outside the normal.  We think it is going to look great when completely painted.  

Wish you could see the hardwood floors.  We decided to go with #3 red oak which is a rustic conglomeration of knot holes, worm holes and splits and other distresses.  Fabulous Flooring did a fabulous job installing them.  

Lots of concrete, more than I expected but very happy to have it.  Quality Construction also built three beautiful retaining walls to make life easier especially when my wife has to mow the yard.  

Yep, the sheet rock is done.   Just waiting for the trim to be started and completed then interior paint.  
I promise to blog more often.  I have just been crazy busy watching our house being built.

Bill  (do you believe that, if so i have some swamp land for sale then)

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Wine Tasting Event to Benefit Charities in Cherokee County

We have always thought that Ball Ground would be a nice place to live.  Now that we actually reside here, as we build our home, we see and understand first hand what a truly special place this is.  This event is an opportunity to give back and help out the community in a fun way!  
Hope to see you there!

Friday, August 28, 2015

Our yard is starting to shape up!

Wow, what an improvement a lot of hard work and expertise with a backhoe and bobcat can make.  Our grading guys really improved our side yard along Terrel Street today.  

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Thursday is going to a fun day!

I found out today the our grading sub contractor, Holcomb Grading & Hauling, is going to give our lot the final grade. 

The concrete crew from Seminole Concrete is going to 
finish our porch top. 

And we are getting our doors and windows delivered!

Monday, August 24, 2015

Our house has been wrapped!

Today one of Woodmen Insulation's crews came out and wrapped our house.  It looks neat seeing it a new color!

Friday, August 21, 2015

Just a quick update.

The plumbing, HVAC and electrical have all been roughed in now.  The next step is having the house-wrap installed and that should be Monday.

Check out this bathroom vent that ACR Heating and Air installed, they go way above the norm in all of their work.  This vent has hard pipe for most of the length with just a short piece of flex to reduce noise.  All joints were taped and then coated with mastic!  Truly amazing work!

Thursday, August 13, 2015

The electricians showed up today!

Was a busy day today!  B & R Electric came by and started roughing in the electrical for the house today.  It was busy here today, HVAC, pest control and electrical all here today.

Borate treatment today.

Arrow Exterminators showed up today and applied the borate treatment to the house.

The HVAC rough in has started!

Wow!  I am so happy with the way our new HVAC install is going!  When you hire someone that knows what they are doing and take pride in their work it really shows.  

Here is a photo of the inside unit, I am very impressed with the work so far.

ACR Heating and Air

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Bathroom tub has been set.

The great guys from Heritage Plumbing came out yesterday and set the cast iron tub in place.  That was a simple job for them, it was one I would not wanted to have done.  That tub weighs 315 pounds and is a beauty.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Had the subfloor screwed today.

A nice guy the builder hired came out today and screwed 
the subfloor to the floor joists.  We have Advan Tech for 
our subfloor that is now glued, nailed and screwed to the open web floor joists on the first floor and I-Joists on the second floor.  

We will be installing nailed down hardwood floor later 
that will be running perpendicular to the floor joists.

I believe that we will have a squeak free floor!

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Tub delivered!

I bought a white KOHLER Villager enameled cast iron tub yesterday and now it is
 waiting for the plumber to install it.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Friday, July 24, 2015

Framing crew working on garage roof today.

What a hard working couple of guys!  Left here last night around 7 pm and already back and putting on the roof sheathing.

Here is the walkway from the house to the garage.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

The garage is coming along!

The framers are amazing.  They worked very hard and  this is how the garage looked at the end of the day.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Monday, July 20, 2015

How the house looks right now!

Some more windows were finished being framed and the sheathing is being installed.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Framers are gone for the day, they finally get to start their weekend!

We have a great framing crew, they have done so much this week and they do it to perfection!

Here are the latest photos of our house.

The roof sheathing is going on today.

They had a few sheets on late yesterday, now one side is complete.  Using LP Shield OSB, it has a layer of foil on it to help keep the attic cooler.

Friday, July 17, 2015

The rafters have been set!

Today they will be completing the second floor 
by framing the ceiling and closets.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Second floor framing almost done!

This is how it looks this morning, they need to finish framing the second floor rooms and then start the roof structure.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Framing was started

The framing was started the other day and it is starting to take shape!  The basement is all framed out and the first floor is almost done.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Basement has been dug!

The basement has been dug and today the footings were marked to place the house on the property today!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Building permits being pulled!

We talked with the building permit department and found out what the costs will be for the permits.  Our builder is going to pull them today!

Friday, May 8, 2015

Picked a builder!

We finally picked the builder to help us build our home!  Tom Reed with Milestones Homes, LLC has started the process, he has contacted Ball Ground to have the permits issued.

Hope to break ground in a week or two! 

Milestones Homes, LLC.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Hot boiled p-nuts!

Have a desire for some boiled peanuts?  
Stop by Martin's General Store and they can help!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Here is our final floor plan!

Thanks to Craig at Tightlines Designs for his work in perfecting the floor plan for us!

Saturday, February 21, 2015

We now have a plan picked!

After a lot of looking at plans, a lot of looking, we finally picked one that we really like.  It is a Tightlines Design plan called the Austin III and is about as perfect as we can find.  We have talked with one of the architects at Tightline Designs and he is going to make the plan perfect for us!

Here is what it will look like.

Here is a link to the plan online - III