There was tons of activity at the house this week, most of which was neither pretty nor interesting, like HVAC,
a bit of re-framing to enlarge the space for the fireplace,
One of the rewards of building a house is finally seeing some tangible evidence of your personal taste and preferences—like windows:
We spent a lot of time on windows—much of it in the beginning insisting to the architect that all of them (except the few that are decorative/inaccessible) should OPEN. Even after the permit set of plans was issued, we caught several windows still specified as FIXED—argh!
We also debated on and off for weeks about trim color, privacy glass options, grilles, and how to configure the sewing room window.
It may sound simple enough, but on a large ticket item like windows, you’d better be able to sleep at night with your decisions because do-overs are costly.
Anyway, after putting them to rest, it’s gratifying to see all your decisions finally come into the present.