Category Archives: House

Elfa walk in closet (with 25% discount coupon) 2016

Finished closet, additional view

Elfa has some wonderful closet designs, but they can be very expensive. Thankfully there are easy ways to save 15%-30% on Elfa closets! Click below or post in the comments section to find out how: NOTE: if you are looking for a less expensive closet solution, there are some viable options out there: Configurations Custom Closet Organizer, Deluxe, 4 to 8 Foot, Titaniumhttp://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0009WG328/Make the most of your closet space with the adjustable and customizable Configurations Closet system. This system is easy to

Garage electrical outlet locations

I have been wiring my new garage and here is what I settled on for the outlet heights: Lower outlets at 18″ to the top of the box. Upper outlets are at 4 feet to the top of the box. There is more discussion on outlets below: Electrical outlet tips and Howto Good/smart places to have electrical outlets in your opinion? (floor, granite) – House -remodeling, decorating, construction, energy use, kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, building, rooms – City-Data Forumhttp://www.city-data.com/forum/house/881422-good-smart-places-have-electrical-outlets.htmlUnder the counter

Construction update, bathtub update

Morning sunshine on the hill to the West and heavy frost on the ground

Our house continues to take shape After getting the roof on a week ago, not much has happened since. However, having everything dry and protected is VERY nice! We have had some snow and heavy frosts as well. Today we picked up Samantha’s 68″ cast iron tub from the freight dock in Springfield. The tub looks awesome and the crate barely fits in our Chevy Avalanche! It should fit perfectly in the master bath and we are running some extra radiant

Pavestone retaining wall choices for timber frame home

Sand blend rock color choice

Pavestone has a nice selection of retaining wall rock. These were the specific options we chose for our retaining walls around our house: Pavestone | Pavers, Retaining Walls, Patio Stones & Edginghttp://www.pavestone.com/Beautify your outdoor living spaces with Pavestone’s elegant collection of pavers, retaining walls, patio stones and edging. Our stone and concrete brick paving products transform landscapes…

Bathroom tile choices and bidets

Samantha just picked out our tile for the bathroom and the kitchen, I think it is going to be AWESOME! Also, we are trying to decide whether to put a bidet in our master bath. Any suggestions/thoughts from readers? I had never thought about getting one before but after seeing the info on bidet toilet seats from bidet.org I am thinking a bit more about it. They help support Weblogs.us and I would like to help support them! In other house news,

Andersen 200 series windows – Hodges window list

HODGES Andersen Window List

We have out finalized window list for the house. They are Andersen 200 series windows. They are wood with vinyl clad exteriors and the majority of them are double hung. Here is the complete list: HODGES Window List 2014 Sept 15th QTY: 12 6 4 1 1 28 3050DH 3040DH 2040DH 244DH2440 2046DH 3046FX 2046DH 2030DH 2030FIXED Garage Main 3 2 Attic     0 5 Garage windows       1st Floor Kitchen   1   1 Great Room

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