The House

What will our love nest look like?

The posts below are about the planning and building of our love nest.

Light Switches

You know one thing I never expected to disagree with Kori about on this project? Light switches. But we found ourselves at an interesting impass a few weeks back and it led to some

Latest House Plan Update

Here’s a visual update to our latest house plans. We have played with dimensions a lot moving things around as we placed windows, and debated the fine points of deck size and commode gappage.

Making Stakes

Today I decided to make some stakes for marking out various locations on the property. Locations that need to be marked include the septic field, well, driveway, and house. 3 ft. Pine Grade Stakes

Under-Counter Appliances

We got our first appliance and drum-roll …… its a microwave !!!!! Why am I so excited? Because this isn’t just any old microwave – its an under-counter microwave. A what you ask? Let

Closets? Scmosets!

One of our newsletter subscribers (you have subscribed have you not – click here) asked a very astute question the other day – where are the closets? It’s a good question and one I’m

The Floorplan

It has come to our attention that we don’t have a floorplan of our house yet. But wait – we do !!!!! Below is our current plan which results in about a 900 sq.

Windows !

Our first purchase for the new home is complete and it’s …. WINDOWS !!!! Kori and I rolled down to our local Habitat for Humanity ReStore (ReStore) because they were having a 25% off

First contoured sitemap

Today I finally got contour data imported into Revit and was able to create a 3D sitemap. Below is the first picture I’ve created showing the sloped hill, flattened area for driveway, and the
denvertoollibrary

Man is the only animal to borrow tools

Today we joined the Denver Tool Library. This is really a very cool option for those who need use of a variety of tools but don’t have the space, money, or allowance of a

Italian kitchens

It’s hard to say what small things will leave an impression and inspire you for years to come. In 2009, I lived out of a backpack, spent many months bumming around S. America and

Plans and soup

Over the last month or so we’ve been soaking up the excitement of being land owners and on the way to building our little dream home. So, what do we want?  Well, we love