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Posted to deltona-fl-custom-home by Bob in Deltona Beach, FL on 7/6/2008 6:21:50 AM

After the shell came the hard part, which included windows, trim flooring, and fixtures, etc.

But the shell was not a HARD process, only the concrete, which should be, ha.

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Lot slopes right to left and front to back
You can see the second pile behind me as shadow to the pic - these were to fill around the basement.
The front was offset (stepped) to increase the strength of the wall although we used 12" block and filled with 3000# concrete. You can see the front backfill pile in this pic.
The natural slope was hard to see with all the growth. We shopped for lots that said 'needs fill'.



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Posted to deltona-fl-custom-home by Bob in Deltona Beach, FL on 7/5/2008 8:18:17 AM

I have found a rough cost of $350 per ton, or approx 100 sq ft, of flagstone for the front porch and will see if a local retailer has it or even a freight company can get some to Deltona soon. My friend, a project manager between projects, said we could do it for (beer and pizza the expensive labor) a weekend project with me. The neighbor had a pool deck repair and they quoted $450 for resurface of the front steps/entry. I like the flagstone look.

Part 1 (Bonus down to family room)

Well, I started up in the bonus room and went to the walkout basement with the pics. Some of the problems/fixes will be backed with construction pics, so look what I am in and how much I will be doing to finish, because we needed to move in ASAP and will take our time to get the interior done.

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Balcony down to family rm. Future Library needs some trim and custom shelves.
Bonus (theater) from balcony Needs: carpet, sound, sink, refrig., and cabinet.
Bonus stair door on right and porch balcony on left in family rm.
Family rm.



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Posted to deltona-fl-custom-home by Bob in Deltona Beach, FL on 7/4/2008 8:45:42 AM

Sorry, I had so much going on that I didn't start till I finished, so this is it. NOW I WORK.

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REAR NORTH WEST



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Posted to deltona-fl-custom-home by Bob in Deltona Beach, FL on 7/4/2008 7:32:31 AM

I have been in for over a year and now have to: (1 thru 100 items to finish) 1. Sand the floor, add a rosewood design and threshold at front door. Make a center design for the kitchen. Anyone have any ideas or pics that you could offer?

See pics.

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This is the center of the kitchen and the entry is behind the camera
This is the direction to the front door



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