It’s been about two months since we finalized the purchase of our project home in Upsala. Since that time my husband and I have done a lot of small and big projects. We have been busy building new stairways, removing old stairways and entirely gutting the upstairs down to the studs in preparation for this day.
Today our carpenters arrived to start putting our dreams for the property into reality. Yesterday we finalized the color choices and the floor plans.
I love watching the trucks arrive, unloading the lumber and the smell of freshly cut wood. I had a hard time concentrating at work today know that things were happening just up the hill but not within my sight. At lunchtime we joined the carpenters on the front lawn for lunch. They all sat in their lawn chairs with their coolers sitting in front of them and we with our sandwiches and coffee from the convenience store in town. It was a wonderful place to eat lunch today admiring the work that they had accomplished this morning.
It might not look like much of a change so far but here it is. They changed the roof line on the garage and framed for the new part of the roof with the car port. I’m excited to see the roof on the house opened up next week and see all the new roof lines, windows and shingles upstairs. The new upstairs will have much more room and light than before we started as well as additional bathroom in the home.
The plan with the garage was to change the present lean to style attached garage to a hip roof. The garage door opening in the background will be moved one stud space to the left and the windows to the top panel and grids placed in the glass. We are working on plans to make the garage door look more like a set of carriage doors rather than a conventional door.