OUR NEW HOUSE

One day of construction at a time

Outdoor music

Outdoor music

We added an audio system to our pool area. Visible there are 3 of 6 speakers, and the sub-woofer that will get buried in the ground except for the mushroom cap.  It is driven by this system in our pool mechanical room. It integrates with our whole house audio system such that we stream musicRead more about Outdoor music[…]

Chicken coop

Chicken coop

Our chicken coop is done! We picked up our three little chicks last weekend. They will be 6-8 weeks in the brooder in the house, and then they can move to the coop.

Outdoor BBQ

Outdoor BBQ

In June and July we added an outdoor BBQ counter which pretty well completes our pool area hardscape. Here it is complete. Note the railings on the left side of the counter. Those are made to look like the other railings in our house, but they are hollow and carry the utilities to the counter,Read more about Outdoor BBQ[…]

Outdoor shower pan

Outdoor shower pan

We weren’t particular happy with how are outdoor shower off of the garage looked so in May we added a concrete drainage pan, tiled with a flat pebble look, and used flat pebbles around the flagstone pathway nearby.  We love how it turned out!

The Pool

The Pool

It’s been about 4 months since I last updated this site and a bunch of stuff has happened.  Most notably, our pool was finished about a month ago.  We started the pool in early March and were originally quoted 2-3 months for completion; it ended up taking about 4 1/2 months until everything was done. Read more about The Pool[…]

Pool plumbing

Pool plumbing

Well that was quick.  A crew of four plumbers arrived yesterday and knocked out all the pool plumbing in a day. Admittedly, they were helped a little by the fact that we had pre-plumbed the part from our pool house mechanical room to the edge of the pool, when we first built it.  It runsRead more about Pool plumbing[…]

Pool steel is done, waiting for plumbing

Pool steel is done, waiting for plumbing

The pool steel got finished last week, and looks great, but there was a delay with the plumbers, as the coronavirus has left them with a smaller crew.  We are still hoping for plumbing and shotcrete in the coming week, and the weather forecast looks favorable.