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Posted by Jo-Lynn in Issaquah, WA on 5/21/2011

We're finally dried in! Of course, the rain stopped four days ago... go figure! After much research, we decided to go with a 30-year, high definition Owens Corning (Oakridge) shingle in Driftwood color. I like the variation and the visual texture (hard to see in the pictures) -- I've already settled on a mossy green for the body of the house, so I think it will coordinate nicely!

We're on to plumbing now -- it's actually been going on in fits and spurts over the past couple of days. Some framing changes need to be done so that it finishes smoothly, but that shouldn't be a big deal. In the daylight basement bathroom, in order to accommodate the drains and venting, we're going to have to drop the ceiling along the tub/toilet closet wall approximately 6", but since we're starting with 9' ceilings, that shouldn't be a big deal.

I did decide to reconfigure the bathroom on the fly last week; details are on my construction blog. It saved having to remove some existing framing and actually gives me more room for the dual sinks and the base cabinet between them. So what if the door now opens into the main room rather than the hallway?! It makes it easier access for hubby's wheelchair, too, so I'm thinking win-win!

Moving on to mechanical, siding and electric proposal selection in the next week. Final framing (tub deck, fireplace box, window relocation) and deck structure will be done in the next few days. The final four windows will be installed by the framers before they leave. Since the exterior doors have now arrived, they'll also be installed by the framers too.

Updated my cabinet order to account for a larger cooktop/cabinet and some additional molding. Will be pulling the trigger shortly with a delivery date of July 15. Can't wait!

Also ordering the elevator next week -- 8-12 weeks for delivery is standard. They're giving me an upgrade to smoked acrylic gates on either end of the cab at no charge -- saves me about $600, so YAY!  

Speaking of saving money, by using the subcontractors we got referrals on from the other builder in our little pod, we saved over $3K on our roofing and are set to save approximately $2K on our siding labor. I can hardly wait to see what their mechanical and electrical guys can come up with! It's amazing how people who are well-employed by another builder in the area can cut costs when they want to stay that way! Also, since they know we were referred by the builder they're already working with, they're not likely to do us wrong because they know we'd go right back to that builder and make noise -- that wouldn't be good for them! But it surely appears to be good for us! :-)


Front, just before completion
Rear elevation, roofing completed

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