The front porch, garage floor, and basement floor concrete is poured and curing. It always amazes me at how perfectly smooth contractors get the concrete. Using a leveling bar to smooth it out helps, but it seems there is a million ways to mess this up.
Basement Is Taking Shape
Our egress window in the photo is a great addition to the space in the basement. Down the road if we finish the basement it helps allow extra sunlight. House plans with walkout basements offer typically a sliding glass door and windows adding extra sunlight basement spaces often crave. But, we’re very content with our standard basement foundation and I typically like the security of not having a walkout basement and an additional entry into our home. The U-shaped staircase leading to the basement is complete and plumbing and electrical lines fill the spaces in between the framing in both of the bathrooms and also in the kitchen. At this point, it is not wise to change anything with our builder. Making changes while building creates opportunities for mistakes and overall confusion. Mistakes cause headaches financially as well as with the overall building schedule. I’m very happy the home has everything we want in a new house design. There is always a feature we will wish we have later, but all in all, we are happy. It is important to really think through all of the features we want.
One thing we want is an open floor plan so ceilings with a vault fill the main living spaces. We like sunlight, so additional windows provide extra sunlight to our home. Honestly, I have a lot more windows! But, it’s easy to get carried away with additions and the expenses can definitely start to add up.
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