Dreamhouse update: Construction progress report

It’s been over a month  a loooong time since my last post and even longer since we’ve given you all a proper progress report on the Dreamhouse.  I wish I could give you some amazing reason why like Kes & I have been off traveling and having the time of our lives.  Or better yet that we’ve been keeping an epic secret & I’ve simply been too exhausted to write because I’m busy growing a human (a girl can dream right!?)…

Sadly though none of those would be true.  What it comes down to is despite our best efforts, sometimes life just gets in the way of blogging.  Living the day to day of building a house, living with your parents, enduring a 3 hour a day commute to work & doing it all while trying to parent a 4 year old is tough.  Sometimes at the end of the day it’s just too hard  to sit down and have energy left to write anything beyond 140 characters.  Some days it’s too much to even do that.

So I decided I needed to take a break. To rejuvenate my brain.

In the hopes that when I came back, I’d have something more interesting to say than “the weather sucks.”

Well thankfully the weather has improved (somewhat) and since it looks like spring might just be here to stay, so has my mood. Of course that may also be due to the fact that we’ve finally been able to get things at the house moving again. 🙂

Getting there....progress in various areas of construction.
Getting there….progress in various areas of construction.

Over the last several weeks we’ve had a bunch of trades in and out doing all of their final checks to prepare us for getting the walls closed up.

We’re working on putting together an infographic to help visualize how far we’ve come.  But as of right now, here’s where we’re at:

  • Plumbing rough-in completed & pressure tested.
  • Back framing completed & electrical work finalized
  • Roof vents are in
  • Conduit runs for home automation wiring complete (full post to come)
  • Weeping tile & sump pump system in place
  • Basement leveled prepped for the concrete slab.

Next week Kes & I will be taking some time off from work to get our hands dirty with a little DIY so we can cross another item off our to-do list.   We’ll also be starting insulation! Woo hoo! We’re inching closer to getting actual walls up in this bad boy!

You can follow along on TwitterInstagram as well as our Facebook page as we’ll be sharing lots of behind the scenes pics along the way.

Bring on the #TeamDreamhouse #workcation!


8 thoughts on “Dreamhouse update: Construction progress report

    1. Thanks Becki! Yea, the commute is definitely taking it’s toll! 3hrs is the daily average (roughly 1hr & half each way) but bad weather, heavy traffic days or long weekends can easily tip the scale. It’s especially tough because we barely get home in time to spend more than 1/2 hr with Kash before bedtime during the week. 🙁

  1. You have a lot on your plate but I think you’re doing a fabulous job at balancing it all! All the hard work and dedication will pay off big time in the end. The house is looking great and I’m super excited to see it come together!

  2. It’s looking amazing!!! And I can totally relate to the whole “living with parents, long commute” stuff. We are doing the same thing right this moment as our house is undergoing a major reno/addition. We are only at the beginning, so I’m feeling mighty envious of all that framing and roughing in you have going at your place!
    Hope you can find some time to relax and enjoy the summer!

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