All the preparation and planning has been completed. The home has been drawn to scale, specifications have been cleared and the contract signed. We are ready to get started!
Meet Mistie English as she signs on as a contributing author for regular posts about the construction of her new home – experience her feelings, thoughts, good days and even bad as we progress through the construction process together. Check back often for regular updates.
Diary Entry #5 – We have rooms!!!
Ok so the weather has held off this week but I think that is going to change tomorrow (Wednesday) but as of yesterday all the rooms were framed. Now it is starting to look like a house. This is short & sweet but I included pictures.
Can’t wait to see what they have done today!!
Diary Entry #4 – Framing Begins – Walls & Windows (man there is a lot of windows)
Well this is what I’ve been waiting for – the framing has started and it really is starting to look like a house now.
Now as I go through the house and start seeing rooms begin to form I get more excited every day. Our master bedroom, bath & closets are all framed. The laundry home, hall closet & pantry along with a 2nd bedroom and the basement garage.
Don called last week and told use we needed to get select our brick/stone and our windows so those decisions have been and it was all quick & painless.
It’s funny b/c our friends will ride out by there & text pictures to me or post on FB so it seems everyone is excited. We took my mom & dad out there last week to see it and our son & his girl friend went out last night. I have friends already planning our party at the new house.
Well as of today 10/16 – this building process has been wonderful (except for the weather). Everyone always says that building a house can cause a divorce but it really has been a pleasant experience – and I think it’s all b/c of the builders.
I think the problem with building is people compare some of the homes that are built everyday in different subdivisions to homes that maybe custom built. People don’t realize when we started this process everything was our ideas – now Don did offer his expert opinion but the final decision was ours. I will let you know if anything changes with the building process but as for today it has all been pleasant. Well I can say the only decision that we have disagreed on was CATS vs Cards and I say GO CATS!!!!!
Until next time!
Diary Entry #3 – Rain, Rain Go Away!
Well there hasn’t been much to write about with all the rain everything has been delayed! Hopefully now the weather will give us a break.
It’s so exciting this entire building process the problem is I have no patience so when it rains it just drives me crazy. My husband on the other hand is very patient and he always says “It will happen” but it never happens as fast as I want it to.
Thursday (Sept. 29th) & today (Sept. 30th) I can see things starting to come together – the beams were set yesterday, the basement floor was poured today and according to Don (and the weather) the framing should start on Monday.
As always even if there is rain delays in the construction I am still enjoying buying new things for the house. Well hopefully I will be updating everyone on the framing process soon!
Diary Entry #2 – Construction Loan Closed!
We closed on the construction loan on Friday (good thing since we had already started building – LOL) Due to rain things didn’t move very quickly last week, but Friday they started forming the walls in the basement so hopefully by Wednesday they will start pouring the concrete for the walls.
Things are getting very exciting as the construction progresses the fun part for me is shopping & picking out things for the home. We did buy a new kitchen & dining room table. Also today we went out & picked out all the bathroom, kitchen fixtures and all the lighting for the house we met with Christy Helton at Ferguson Bath, Kitchen and Lighting Gallery, she was so helpful and she thinks of everything – which was really nice b/c she thought of things that we hadn’t thought of.
I can’t wait for the framing to start b/c that is when I can tell more about the house. So far so good! I’ll keep writing to keep everyone updated on the progress that is being made.
Diary Entry #1 – How We Discovered Dalton Built Homes
My husband & I were driving through Brannon Crossing one day when we came across Ashtree Subdivision. Since I am a Realtor with CENTURY 21 Pacesetters I am always looking out for new homes, subdivisions, etc… There was a ranch on Patmore that was in the beginning stages of being built – we both fell in love with this house (which is unusual because we never agree on anything – LOL) We watched this house being built and still loved it as much as we did the first time we walked in it – but knowing that if we were going to build our own home someday that there were a few things we would change to make it ours. After previewing other builders homes and as we continued to watch this house on Patmore being built we decided that we really liked the details that Dalton Homes added to a home. Since my husband is very picky and he was very impressed with all the construction and finishing details that Dalton Homes added to their homes. So when the time was right we called Don Dalton to set up a meeting.