Of course, I am really happy about that. I am so excited to see the end product. Seeing all the progress on the house just puts a huge smile on my face. It does come with its own set of stress though. Every stage requires a few final decisions on our end, as those final decisions are... well final!! So I have been trying to stay as far ahead of the game as possible to make sure that we are ready to make any decisions when they arise so that we wont feel pressured.
Its been a while since we last stopped by the house though, so this time the place really did look completely different. Last time we were here they were busy with all of the "rough" (so the hvac, electrical and plumbing).
Before they put in the insulation, we done a walk through the house with our builder to make sure we were happy with all of the electrical points and to get a look behind the walls (before they were covered with the dry wall). We changed a couple of switches and added a few extra lights (I like a house with a lot of light), but were ready to proceed.
The insulation is an important part of the home building process. If it is done correctly, it will keep the house warm in the winter and cool in the summer without costing you a fortune in running the ac and heat. The insulation looks like a foam or mattress padding that is placed between the wooden framing. I wish I could tell you more about it, but to be honest I was more obsessed at this point with choosing colors for the paint on the walls, than I was with what would be behind them.
Once the insulation was done, the dry wall was hung on the walls. Our builder calls the hanging of the dry wall the beginning of the finishing stages. You can see why... this is the stage where the rooms inside the house start to take shape and you start to get a real feel for the floor plan and the size of the rooms.
Ultimately, the dry wall be taped over the seams and bedded to make it smooth. Then, the wall and the rood will be textured (to make it look all fancy and stuff). With the dry wall in I can finally start to imagine myself in the home and think about where I might be placing pieces of furniture.