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Stucco goes on, wood floors are in, big closets, etc.

by kdfuturama from Kyle & Dara's New Modern Home Construction  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:38 AM
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We’re moving right along… here’s a photo of the really large walk-in master closet. It’s about 9′ x 14′ so it’s really the size of a small bedroom. Can’t wait to get in there! The oak floors have been installed througout the house. We can’t seem to decide how to stain these. We’re debating staining them [...]

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House exterior is painted

by kdfuturama from Kyle & Dara's New Modern Home Construction  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:37 AM
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We settled on using a light slate blue for the exterior hardipanel with a dark grey stucco for the recessed areas. The white metal trim acts as an accent. We really like how it turned out. Here are some photos:

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Demolition party article in the Wall Street Journal

by kdfuturama from Kyle & Dara's New Modern Home Construction  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:36 AM
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The Wall Street Journal did a story today on “The three-martini renovation” that included details about our demolition party that we had before we demolished our previous house on the lot. Check out the story here! It’s on page W1 of the print version. About half-way down the page, there’s a picture of Kyle smashing [...]

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Hardipanel on the exterior

by kdfuturama from Kyle & Dara's New Modern Home Construction  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:35 AM
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Still waiting to pass the HVAC inspection…. supposedly it’ll happen on Monday and then we can finally start drywalling. Meanwhile, the hardipanel on the exterior has been installed. It’ll be painted (not sure of color yet… currently thinking about a burnt orange color for the hardipanel and greyish-brown for the stucco). There are white metal [...]

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Possible exterior paint colors

by kdfuturama from Kyle & Dara's New Modern Home Construction  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:35 AM
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Our architect has been playing with some possibilities for paint colors for the exterior of the house. We haven’t settled on anything yet, but here are some possibilities:

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It’s not fun playing “will the inspector show up today?”

by kdfuturama from Kyle & Dara's New Modern Home Construction  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:31 AM
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We’ve been waiting a few weeks to get our HVAC and framing inspections done. The inspector says he’ll show up, but then never does. We’re behind schedule as we wait for him to show up and sign off on the previous work since we can’t do anything else on the interior until we get this [...]

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Deck garage door installed and drywall in

by kdfuturama from Kyle & Dara's New Modern Home Construction  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:35 AM
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The garage door on the third floor deck has been installed. This will lead from the sunroom area on the third floor out onto the deck. There’s also a door onto the deck from the master bedroom: The drywall has all been installed:

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Kitchen cabinets and tile work

by kdfuturama from Kyle & Dara's New Modern Home Construction  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:38 AM
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The kitchen cabinets are installed, although we’ve taken off the doors to protect them while construction continues. These are the Kraftmaid Venicia line. We installed white cabinets in the back wall and steel grey cabinets for the island and bar. Tile work in the bathrooms continues. We went with a black slate tile and [...]

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like to keep things, I do!

by kat from Austin ModHouse  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:36 AM
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I'll admit. I do have a problem of letting go things that have sentimental values to me. Paul built our teardrop trailer pretty much from scratch - even the subframe from Harbor Freight Tools had to be modified. It took months and consumed a lot of his energy and time to...

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ritualistic

by paul from Austin ModHouse  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:34 AM
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on sunday afternoon the kids and I like to take in a swim at the greenbeltit's become a welcome ritual that will be missed when temps get too cool or droughts return and the creek runs drythe greenbelt really symbolizes a lot of what we love about austin.  nature, diversity...

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