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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Milestone: Design Selections

Milestone: Design Selections

If you read my Building 101 – The Design Studio post, you’re familiar with what goes on at the design studio and the important things we considered during this phase of our new home build.

I went into my design meetings with a clear vision, a broad understanding of what my options were and most importantly, what my overall budget was for upgrades. Having an organized budget tool to manage the wide range of selections that are involved in the design process was critical. I can’t emphasize how beneficial it was to have a spreadsheet of every upgrade I considered. It helped me refine my upgrades to fit within my budget and included a contingency plan as well.

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Building 101 – Countertops

Building 101 – Countertops

Marble! Everyone loves the look of marble and when we built our townhome I insisted that I have marble everywhere. I remember talking to my mom one night about my plans to deck our house out in marble. I thought she would gush with me about my ideas, but instead I was met with a silence long enough that I thought my phone dropped the call, and then got a very mom-esque “do you have ANY idea how high maintenance marble is”?

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