The last time we saw this new home in June (Shaping Up the Bones of a Custom New Home), we were working on completing the framing. Much progress has taken place since then, including a home exterior wrap-up and a solid amount of work accomplished on the interior! A talented crew combined with good summer weather is the perfect recipe for construction.
Wrapping Up the Exterior Work for Fall!
After the exterior sheeting was completed, continuous insulation and siding were installed, the roof shingles followed swiftly. The shell of the house was completely buttoned up once the high-quality windows were in place. The deck was shaping up which gave us a total idea of the front façade, proportions and material scale (see more photos further below of this exterior’s latest progress). Next, our focus was directed to the home’s interior.
A Quality Floor Plan Saves Time and Resources
In the construction world, getting ready to install the utilities is actually thrilling! But it’s also one of the most important and informative phases. Coordination among all trades in the installations sequence is vital for a well-functioning home. Our goal was to achieve great aesthetic spaces without visible bulkheads and utility chases. Having a good mechanical design team and an accurate floor plan ahead of time saves a lot of headaches and unnecessary adjustments. Plumbing and electrical systems were also meticulously planned early on to accommodate the layout without conflicts. We reviewed all locations of lights, switches and outlets with our homeowner prior to the installation. This entailed one detailed and invaluable walk-through with the client to show how the layout on paper will literally transform into function and meaning.
For any renovation or new construction project the drywall phase can be overwhelming, messy and very time consuming, but especially for a whole house project. However, there’s an advantage to the fact that as a newly built house, it is not occupied, unlike a traditional renovation project. This made our work faster and smoother for the drywall crew.
The Home Exterior Work is Coming Along Nicely…
More photos below as we watch the exterior start to further come together.
Stay tuned as this project progresses. We’ll update you with a final reveal blog. In the meantime, you can check out all our previous blogs on this project at the links below.
Also check out some of our other custom home and whole house remodel projects by visiting our Project Gallery »
In Progress: Shaping Up the ‘Bones’ of a Custom New Home
A Not-So-Big Custom Home: Breaking it Down, Building it Up
Project in Progress: Planning a Not-So-Big Custom House!