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Posted by Stan in Knoxville, TN on 12/25/2006

We have been waiting for the electric rough-in for two weeks. Plumbing, HVAC, fireplace and roof are finished. All inspections should be done next week ready for insulation. All is going well. We drove 8 hrs last weekend to the Kraftmaid warehouse, got about half of what we need. One more trip and we will buy the rest from the local store.

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Posted by Lori in Reno, NV on 12/26/2006

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The picutre looks beautiful what a view.

May I ask how big is your kitchen and how many cabinets did you buy. What did it cost you?

Thanks Lori

Posted by Stan in Knoxville, TN on 12/27/2006

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Lori, The kitchen is fairly large with approx. 30 feet of cabinets. We'll need about 32 cabinets total. Our trip to Kraftmaid netted about half of that with a cost to us of $2300 which I priced at Home Depot for $5200. We're making another trip in Jan.   Stan
Posted by Kristen in Snowflake, AZ on 1/3/2007

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Hi Stan,

Would you mind posting the square footage of your house and a floor plan?  It sure looks nice so far.  Don't worry, I'm not interested in stealing your plan. ;-)  We're already under way (on the stem wall) of our own.  I'm just interested how you used your space on the main floor.

Thanks,

Kristen

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Posted by Stan in Knoxville, TN on 1/3/2007

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Kristen, Our house is a Stephen Fuller (#141 on his site) 2902 sq. ft.. We are building on a crawl space but we reversed the stairs in the attic where we have an other 1500 sq. ft. unfinished.   Hope your home is going well.  Stan
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Thanks for the info. Stan. 

Happy Building,

Kristen

Posted by Nick in Goochland, VA on 1/22/2007

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Your house looks very nice. If you don't mind me asking, what kind of framing costs did you run into with your roof? My wife and I are in the planning stages of a house with a similar roof line (although smaller). We've talked to a couple of builders and they have all told us that the framing for the roof is going to be very expensive. Thanks!
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Nick, Maybe we were very lucky but I think we did will. The house has a little over 2900 sq. ft. and some unusual ceilings, 9' to 11' tray in master bedroom, 15' tray in living room, 17' den and a 22' dining room. About 1500 sq. ft. usable footage in the attic (unfinished). The lumber package was about $26000 in the dry (no shingles) and the framer charged me $5.00 a sq. ft. including the garage( about 3350 sq. ft. total).  That did not include placing 32 windows and 3 exterior doors which was about $1500. The framer dried this in 8-9 days. If we can be any help don't hesitate. We ask for a lot of help about we started.   Stan

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