Ok, so here it is! I have been asked numerous times by various people when am I going to post the final result of the house build. Today is the day! I am pretty excited because as I posted throughout the summer with smaller updates it really was a great way to document the whole building process.
Before we get started I owe a lot of credit to the “Zesty Builders“. We could not have achieved this house without their tremendous ability and support. I know their female halves are zesty readers as well as other parts of their family so I am sure they will be happy to see the finished product as well. In addition to the excitement from my part – I think this maybe the longest Cooking post ever so bear with me if you are not overly interested in the pictures.
What I thought I would do is break it down into certain rooms and put a little text around certain areas so you can better visualize the space. Some of the areas are not furnished in the pictures because they are not set up and camera ready. In addition to that, as you can see from outside I will do a follow up post in the summer when we have completed the landscaping and deck. I am pretty excited about the deck that I have drawn in my head so there will be more to come in the summer months.
The front entry is seen below which is located off the cedar deck in the front of the house.
The second picture below is the entrance from the garage. The double doors you are seeing on the left side of the picture is the walk in pantry and the garage man door is on the right which you cannot see in the picture. Down to the back left of the half is the 1/2 bathroom and directly across from the bathroom is a closet.
So here is the kitchen. I am really excited about the kitchen as you can well imagine. I love to cook and so far the kitchen is working out really well. Listed below are some of the features included in the kitchen.
- Maple Cabinets w/ Dark Nut Brown Stain
- Corian Countertops
- Stainless Steel Appliances
- Auto close drawer system
- Soft Close Door System
- Large Walk in Pantry
- TV for the Food Network
Below is the walk in pantry that is directly off the kitchen. It really is one of my favorite rooms in the house. it is not super organized as of yet but I am excited to get things in there and organized for both cooking and baking.
In the house we have a total of 2 1/2 bathrooms. Pretty standard – we chose to have a main bathroom upstairs for the kids to share and a master bathroom connected to our room and then a 1/2 bath down stairs.
The Half Bath is seen here. Just a simple all in one cabinet with sink. Nice and contemporary We really like it.
The main bathroom is pictured below which continues the kitchen cabinets with two sinks and a one piece shower/tub.
The Master Bath contains a 4 four stand up shower and a stand alone tub. It also continues the theme of the kitchen cabinets and has his and her sinks.
The staircase is custom designed by us and implemented to perfection by the builders. The stairs are made from birch and stained with a dark nut brown stain to match the kitchen. The treads are a little wider than normal and feature a simulated 2 inch high tread. The railing is made from Steel and painted a brownish gray color to match the feature wall in the family room. The cables are 3/8 inch material pulled taunt for safety.
The family room is a large open space with a lot of natural light and features a built out wall with a propane fireplace and a flat screen plasma TV.
There are four bedrooms upstairs including a spare room, the two kids room and the master bedroom.
The Laundry room consists of a front load washer and dryer as well as storage cabinets above and a closet rod at the end of the room to hang wet items that are not allowed to be in the dryer.
The bonus room situated above the double garage is basically just a “Cave”. It is where we have the comfy couch, flat screen and DVD player. It is just a spot to lounge around and either play together or watch tv. It is very cozy and so far we are very happy with it. In hindsight we are wishing we put in a larger window but that is not the end of the world.
- Main Floor – Approx 1500 Sq Feet
- Upper Floor – Approx 1700 Sq Feet
- Basement – Approx 1500 Sq Feet
- Garages – Approx 900 Sq Feet
- Main Level – Concrete Laminate Tiles
- Bathrooms and Entry Ways – Ceramic Tile
- Upper Level – 3 1/2 inch Maple Hardwood
- Basement and Garage – Cement
- Vinyl Siding
- Roof ( Asphalt Shingles )
- Low E Argon Casement Windows
- Buderus Oil Furnace
- Propane Fireplace
- Start Date July 07, 2009
- Completion Date Dec 22, 2009
I didn’t shoot the 3 garages as they are pretty standard and somewhat messy. For the most part that is Zesty’s house. I didn’t shoot the basement either as at this point it is unfinished. We may finish the basement in a year or two. The next project on the horizon is landscaping, deck building and tree planting.
Overall that is pretty much the whole house. Of course I am always a fan of reading comments as you know from the past so be sure to leave a comment or ask a question if you so desire.
Have a great weekend and I will see you back on Monday with some more eats.