A roof and stairs and windows, oh my!

It’s been a very exciting week around the Julian home! The best news is that construction has been moving along quickly with no delays. And our builder, Bobby, said they would fix our framing issue at no charge and move the windows and fireplace over so it wouldn’t be shoved up in the corner. I can have drapes now without completely covering my windows! And the fireplace is now in the true center of the room! Yay! Take a look now… much better.

Framed fireplace and windows

Here’s Bobby on the left, and Chris on the right is the lead roofing professional. Talking to these guys you can really tell that they love their jobs and truly care about how well these homes work for the people who will live in them.

Bobby and Chris

And here’s a pic of them up on the roof… that’s right, we have a roof!

Front of house

And stairs! I guess I was expecting some temporary pressed wood stairs at this point, so I was totally surprised when I saw they had installed the final oak tread stairs. The treads will be stained to match our floors and the risers will be painted a clean white to match the trim in the rest of the house.

Stairs in the new house

And now we have windows and exterior doors. This nice guy even let me nail down one of my own windows. It took me like twenty swings of the hammer to make sure I didn’t whack the window trim. I think I’ll keep my day job.

Windows being installed

Here’s a view of the side of the house with all the windows installed. The opening you see there is where the screened patio will be. Can’t wait to sip my morning coffee there.

Windows on the side of the home. Well that is all I have to report at the moment. This week begins the rough-in stage where we will have plumbing and electrical installed. It’s starting to look like a house!