There are a couple of phases of construction that command a great deal of excitement. The two that come to mind for me are framing and drywall. While an incredible number of things happen between those two stages of a project, both framing and drywall yield major visual impact.
Here are the beginning stages of our framing....
As you can see, the new family room is going to have a fabulous view of the pool (and Charlie, the golden retriever) and our favorite swimmer!
Inside the walls have taken shape and the second story floor has gone in. With all of the angles and existing conditions, the architect has created a complicated framing plan to address the issues. Note how the joists are going in different directions.
For now, we can observe the addition without impacting our house. This bank of windows in our breakfast room are going to become a cased opening to the new family room. Our contractor, Terbrock Luxury Homebuilders, have taken great care to disrupt our family as little as possible during this stage of the project. There will come a time in the not too distant future that we may be sharing morning coffee with a cadre of carpenters!
Speaking of morning coffee, it is always a good idea to show your appreciation for all of the hard work your contractors do by feeding them well. Kolaches are a St Louis favorite (and my oldest son, Eric, is always willing to pick up snacks when he gets his egg and cheese breakfast treat).
More later and the dust gets cranking up around here...