Friday, September 19, 2014


It's been a crazy couple of weeks for my family, but I am so excited to share that we are building onto our house! To back up a little, we actually started this process in April, but it has been VERY slow moving (having plans drawn, revisiting & finalizing the plans, getting a detailed estimate, financing, and permits) but as of Monday morning we are officially ready for construction, and I feel ready to share some more details on the blog. 

When we bought our house 5 years ago in our dream neighborhood, it was our plan to build on to it eventually, although we didn't even know if that would be reasonable for us. Now that it's all happening, we are so excited to stay in our little starter home and make it better suited for our needs. Having been here for 5 years now, we know exactly what we want and what will work for our family. With that being said, I can't wait to bring you along on our building journey over the next few months! 

So for starters, what exactly are we doing? Well, we are adding approx. 600 sq.ft. consisting of a master bedroom suite and a new family room. Our old den will become a proper dining room, making our kitchen much more open and breathable. But I will share more on the new lay out later. 

Over the weekend, W got started on demolishing the back deck and taking down a small (well it was bigger than we thought) tree in our back yard. And today, our builder met with the power company to discuss running our power lines underground. So as much as the process has been painstakingly slow so far, it is starting to come to fruition!

Thanks for reading!
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