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« Reply #200 on: February 28, 2018, 09:05:04 PM »
Youll have to post a eve picture of all those can lights out side. I imagine the white will stand out beautifully.

How did you end up with a white kitchen.  My first thought was Cheeto fingers getting a glass and permanent finger prints


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« Reply #201 on: February 28, 2018, 09:32:08 PM »
Says the guy with white carpet^^ and a horse for a dog. ;p
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« Reply #202 on: February 28, 2018, 09:39:34 PM »
The lights on the dormer aren't in yet but....



The boss wanted white and she gets what she wants.  No need to pretend it's any other way.

First impressions are that those cabinets will wear very well.  The slick lacquer finish is better than most cars and hard as a rock.  Easy cleaning with a damp cloth.  These aren't finished like what you see stocked at Lowe's or Home Depot.  Time will tell...
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« Reply #203 on: February 28, 2018, 11:29:40 PM »
Says the guy with white carpet^^ and a horse for a dog. ;p

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« Reply #204 on: March 01, 2018, 12:00:36 AM »
Says the guy with white carpet^^ and a horse for a dog. ;p
Living in grandmas house with her carpet color choice lol.  New home carpet will be dark grey


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« Reply #205 on: March 01, 2018, 12:04:11 AM »

Those lights look amazing! 

We met with the cabinet guy yesterday and they charge more for painted colors, we are going a dark grey stain finish with a high sheen lacquer, didn?t much care for the satin and the high sheen as you said cleans easy and will highlight the lighter colors in the stain.
Similar to these I built for grandma years ago but not of oak just alder at our house




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« Reply #206 on: March 01, 2018, 07:43:50 AM »
Lights look good Tommy. I put a dimmer on mine and it made a big difference.


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« Reply #207 on: March 01, 2018, 07:48:02 AM »
Those lights
The trim
The fall of the land
That place has "Presence"
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« Reply #208 on: March 01, 2018, 07:51:53 AM »
^^This^^ very nice!! Good for you!

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« Reply #209 on: March 02, 2018, 09:10:13 AM »
Thanks all, for the compliments.  We truly are blessed! 

Living in the in-law's basement for the past year has made me appreciate how good it is to have some space of your own.  Sharing one bathroom with my wife and two teenage kids has been an adventure.  I won't know what to do with myself when I don't have to ask who is in the room before I exit the shower each morning.
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« Reply #210 on: March 02, 2018, 09:19:32 AM »
Those lights
The trim
The fall of the land
That place has "Presence"
Very nice!

Agreed^^^^^

We have black lacquer cabinets this time, the finish has been ok. I will say when they wear it?s on sharp corners when the finish doesn?t get on as thick and the contrast is noticeable versus a regular lighter wood stain which I think wears the same just the contrast is less so you don?t notice near as much.
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« Reply #211 on: March 02, 2018, 09:48:34 AM »
My 3 sharing a bathroom is a joke. Couldn't imagine if my wife and I were in that mix! The extra 1/2 upstairs will be great!

My new kitchen will need some hard finish for sure. Wife does not like to dry her hands and it has destroyed our old cabinets.
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« Reply #212 on: March 13, 2018, 10:03:18 AM »
Time for a pic dump.  A lot has happened in the almost two weeks that have passed since my last update.  Here are some images of various states of completeness. 

Laundry Room drying racks.  More will go on the wall above these cabinets.  Sink will be installed when the rest of the countertops go in.  Hopefully today.







The boy's bedroom and his nearly completed closet.





Daughter's room and closet.





Fireplace is coming together.







The powder room should be finished up as soon as the tops come in and the plumber can do his thing.



Master bath is close as well.  The tub to rule all tubs should be delivered Thursday. 



The kitchen still needs a few finishing touches, but it will come together when the counters are finished as well. 



Bonus room above the garage.  A space the kids can escape to. 





The back porch.  A place I can escape to.





And like everything else the stairs are nearly complete, minus some touch ups and hand rails.






Obviously there is still a lot of work to do and some finishes and details will take another couple of weeks to wrap up, but this project is nearly in the bag.  We couldn't be happier or more excited.


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« Reply #213 on: March 13, 2018, 11:03:45 AM »
Very,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Nice. Is that a bonus in the closet sleeping on the floor?

So hardwood throughout and carpet in bedrooms?
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« Reply #214 on: March 13, 2018, 11:18:38 AM »
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« Reply #215 on: March 13, 2018, 11:20:55 AM »
Very,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Nice. Is that a bonus in the closet sleeping on the floor?

So hardwood throughout and carpet in bedrooms?

Yes Sir!
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« Reply #216 on: March 13, 2018, 11:22:19 AM »
Looking great Tommy. Love hardwood treads.  No matter how good the carpet is it always looks bad on stairs.


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« Reply #217 on: March 13, 2018, 11:24:24 AM »
Looking great Tommy. Love hardwood treads.  No matter how good the carpet is it always looks bad on stairs.


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My kids could tear up a crowbar in a sand pile so hopefully those oak treads will wear a little better than carpet on the stairs as well.  I do worry about socked feet running up and down the hardwood though... :facepalm:
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« Reply #218 on: March 13, 2018, 11:42:07 AM »
Looking great Tommy. Love hardwood treads.  No matter how good the carpet is it always looks bad on stairs.


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My kids could tear up a crowbar in a sand pile so hopefully those oak treads will wear a little better than carpet on the stairs as well.  I do worry about socked feet running up and down the hardwood though... :facepalm:

 Don't worry that is self correcting behavior!  Place really looks awesome Tommy congratulations!
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« Reply #219 on: March 13, 2018, 01:57:56 PM »
Class everywhere

Understated restraint is so strong a statement in the end

So well done!
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« Reply #220 on: March 13, 2018, 07:55:03 PM »
Looking great Tommy. Love hardwood treads.  No matter how good the carpet is it always looks bad on stairs.


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My kids could tear up a crowbar in a sand pile so hopefully those oak treads will wear a little better than carpet on the stairs as well.  I do worry about socked feet running up and down the hardwood though... :facepalm:


I have broken more hand rails than I would like to admit from slipping on the stairs with carpet, my wife thumbed across that stair photo and said no no no that I would break a leg at the bottom.

I love the contrast of white and beautiful color wood floors


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« Reply #221 on: March 13, 2018, 08:07:56 PM »
Time for a pic dump.  A lot has happened in the almost two weeks that have passed since my last update.  Here are some images of various states of completeness. 

Laundry Room drying racks.  More will go on the wall above these cabinets.  Sink will be installed when the rest of the countertops go in.  Hopefully today.







The boy's bedroom and his nearly completed closet.





Daughter's room and closet.





Fireplace is coming together.







The powder room should be finished up as soon as the tops come in and the plumber can do his thing.



Master bath is close as well.  The tub to rule all tubs should be delivered Thursday. 



The kitchen still needs a few finishing touches, but it will come together when the counters are finished as well. 



Bonus room above the garage.  A space the kids can escape to. 





The back porch.  A place I can escape to.





And like everything else the stairs are nearly complete, minus some touch ups and hand rails.






Obviously there is still a lot of work to do and some finishes and details will take another couple of weeks to wrap up, but this project is nearly in the bag.  We couldn't be happier or more excited.
Beautiful house. Great progress.


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« Reply #222 on: March 13, 2018, 10:15:59 PM »
Love the drying racks and bathroom drawer for the wife?s hair appliances!


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« Reply #223 on: March 28, 2018, 11:51:10 AM »
Everything is done except paint touch ups and similar details. 

10,000 sq/ft of sod was delivered and placed on fresh top soil.  24 pallets in total 3 days to get it all down.  Due to threat of rain we waited until ready to lay the sod before prepping the soil.  After a few days of rain it is looking really good.  I'll add some pics of the finished product when the rain stops.









Dimmer added to soffit lighting as TRN suggested.  A nice improvement I think...



Windows in the door need the plastic removed and a final cleaning after one more coat of poly.  Trim caps have been painted and replaced since the pic was taken.



Porch ceilings turned out very nice.









And...the Juliet.  Queen of all tubs.




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« Reply #224 on: March 28, 2018, 12:09:03 PM »
Neighbor took this pic of the sod delivery.

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« Reply #225 on: March 28, 2018, 01:12:07 PM »
Very nice!
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« Reply #226 on: March 28, 2018, 02:30:17 PM »
All I can say is wow, whens the party!!
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« Reply #227 on: March 28, 2018, 08:47:07 PM »
I think my favorite part is your back porch. Man that color or wood and the bright white!!


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« Reply #228 on: March 28, 2018, 09:01:14 PM »
Very nice. Move in day won?t come soon enough! 


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« Reply #229 on: March 28, 2018, 09:07:38 PM »
A beautiful creation to be sure.

So, what style are we looking at here? Sort of Craftsman, a bit of eastern Ranch, and a touch of french colonial...

What style best describes this home?
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« Reply #230 on: March 28, 2018, 11:04:05 PM »
Thanks all for the compliments. 

We'd love to have a get together JR!  God has blessed us to be able to build this home and we intend to use it for his glory.   Many Bible studies, youth group events and get togethers will be had.  No reason a real man event couldn't be scheduled.

Don, The designer calls it a craftsman ranch.  Alan Mascord Design Associates, Portland Oregon.
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« Reply #231 on: March 28, 2018, 11:48:35 PM »
That all sounds great!
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« Reply #232 on: March 28, 2018, 11:51:16 PM »
Tommy I?m very happy for you. What a great feeling to get it completed.  It looks great and I really like the deep front porch.

Sod is probably the best instant gratification there is. One minute dirt and the next a wonderful green lawn


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« Reply #233 on: March 29, 2018, 01:28:22 AM »
It?s a shame that beam over the front door/porch already has a crack in it. Still beautiful nonetheless!


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« Reply #234 on: April 10, 2018, 09:06:49 AM »
Aside from yard work and a lot of cleanup/organization in the garage the house is done, we are moved in and settled.  The grass is greening up nicely and is almost ready for it's first cut.  It's been an adventure, but worth every minute and penny spent.  My wife is making a landscape map for plant locations and I'm working storage and a workbench design in the garage.  Funny how much I've missed having my own space to work in. 



It's also time to start some some work/upgrades to the 03 Silverado.  Getting it ready for my oldest to drive next year. 

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« Reply #235 on: April 10, 2018, 09:34:37 AM »
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« Reply #236 on: April 10, 2018, 10:11:28 AM »
And you can run steps to get some exercise too!  Nice


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« Reply #237 on: April 10, 2018, 11:20:30 AM »
I agree with Charles, I like how that house sits in that hill & those steps coming up the front looks very nice up to that great entry way.
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« Reply #238 on: April 10, 2018, 12:00:02 PM »
Very nice. Bet it feels good to be in.
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« Reply #239 on: April 11, 2018, 08:42:30 AM »
It is definitely a work of art and craftsmanship. My compliments to the builder for executing, the Architect for drawing, and you and your wife for dreaming it!
May the Lord's blessing be upon the home and all who dwell there. May it over time serve his kingdom!
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« Reply #240 on: April 11, 2018, 06:42:15 PM »
It is definitely a work of art and craftsmanship. My compliments to the builder for executing, the Architect for drawing, and you and your wife for dreaming it!
May the Lord's blessing be upon the home and all who dwell there. May it over time serve his kingdom!

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« Reply #241 on: April 12, 2018, 02:53:28 PM »
Thank you all for the compliments.  We are very pleased and certainly blessed.

and Don, AMEN!
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« Reply #242 on: May 08, 2018, 09:27:41 PM »
I've been working hard on the lawn and it's starting to pay off.









We've also been enjoying the patio.

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« Reply #243 on: May 08, 2018, 10:15:03 PM »
Looks good. Time for a fire pit picture contest!
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« Reply #244 on: May 08, 2018, 11:52:55 PM »
Looks good Tommy. Congrats.



JR here?s my entry. I believe in burning real wood....


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« Reply #245 on: May 09, 2018, 07:09:05 AM »
Looks good Tommy. Congrats.



JR here?s my entry. I believe in burning real wood....


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« Reply #246 on: May 09, 2018, 08:09:54 AM »
What??? You want me to rub sticks together??? Lol


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« Reply #247 on: May 09, 2018, 08:44:06 AM »
Wood is great, but I like pressing a button and not dealing with the mess.  I'll get some daytime pics, but I'm not sure I can compete with that.  Looks amazing!
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« Reply #248 on: May 09, 2018, 10:43:22 AM »
Look at that, Tommy proudly wearing his Missou hat on his new Deere......where's the cup holder?  :likebutton:
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« Reply #249 on: May 12, 2018, 08:35:39 AM »
That lawn came in fast!
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