Milestone: Insulation and Drywall

Milestone: Insulation and Drywall

Things have moved quickly since my last update on the build and the tips I shared on my frame walk post were really valuable. Now that the home is insulated and drywalled, it’s near impossible to determine what is going on within the walls, so documenting everything beforehand will be a great resource moving forward. Inevitably each step of the build will present items that need to be addressed, so here are some things to consider…

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Milestone: Frame Walk Tour

Milestone: Frame Walk Tour

On November 6, we had our virtual frame walk tour to view our homes progress to date. This was a fantastic opportunity to learn more about the build and to make requests for any minor changes that needed to happen before insulation and drywall begins. I had an opportunity to stop by over the weekend to film my own walk through, which is posted to my IGTV below.

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New Construction: To Build or Not to Build

New Construction: To Build or Not to Build

For the past year we have been hemming and hawing over whether we want to build new again or purchase an as-built home and renovate it. The area we live in has a mix of homes that span the range of 100 years, with the majority of those homes built between 2000 – 2018 in a massive master planned community which was featured in this New York Times article in 1987.

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