|Building a Woodstock with Toll Brothers||
So, all of my windows are finally in, all of the inspections, including the insulation inspection have passed and they started hanging dry wall today. They are also going to start installing my siding and will pour my porch this week, so there will be more outside pictures soon.
I'm having them frame and drywall over one of the windows in the basement because it conflicts with where the projector screen will go. This picture shows the 5.1 surround sound wiring, and the projector drop in the ceiling. It also shows where they've treated the framing to prevent termites (it's the green stuff you see for the first 2 feet or so of the wood)
So, nothing has changed on the outside of the house, but on the inside, the walls sure are getting full! Here's a sampling of what I saw when I visited yesterday.
A view of the kitchen wiriring. The three circular boxes in the ceiling will hold pendent lights over the island, and there are recessed lights throughout. Also, you can see the vent for the hood, and though you can't see it in this picture, directly below it the gas line is coming up through the floor.
While there haven't been any change to the outside of the house, work has been progressing on the inside of the house. I didn't post new pictures all this week, because each time I went by after 5pm, the contractor was still there, including yesterday which was Saturday. Today, I got inside and saw that a lot, maybe all, of the HVAC duct work has been installed. I also saw the sprinkler system has been installed.
My basement furnace and AC unit (there should be another one in the attic, though I didn't see it yet.) It''s much wider than the one in the model as I recall. Also, see the studs that they detached from the ceiling in order to run the overhead duct work? I'm guessing the framer will be coming back. I can't imagine what will be the basement bathroom walls being hung on a lone middle stud like that.
Shot of the back of the house with windows. The side facing my right neighbor has 4 windows, 3 of which will need window treatments immediately since 2 are in the master bedroom and the 3rd is in the master bathroom. The other side of the house only has two, non critical (dinning room and stairway) windows so I can take my time putting window treatments up on that side.
My roof now has shingles. Also, they put down hay for mine and my neighbor's yards. Not sure if that means they planted grass. I thought they would use sod. I also assume that they did final grading. They also laid down gravel in the driveway, so I think they're going to pour that soon. All of this indicates that they're done moving heavy machinery around.