The New Year is always an exciting time for us. It’s time to start fresh and think of new ideas. Usually, the winter is a relatively quiet season for us and we use that quiet time for planning and regrouping for the big spring rush. This year is a little different. And, different in a good way.
We have seven houses in various stages of construction right now! Each stage is fun for different reasons because it’s always exciting to see how it all comes together.
The Badger’s Den – This home is about halfway through the drywall stage. As drywall is completed, it will be time for the major selections to be installed. This one will be a show stopper with shaker cabinets, granite countertops, hardwood floors, a custom grotto, three fireplaces and much, much more.
The Buckeye – Foundations and basement walls are in on this house in the Cumberland area. Probably just in time too since the weather has given us a run for our money! Next up will be the framing stage which is about to begin next week. We are finalizing their selections for the home. I am really anxious to see this home because it is a very efficient use of space, yet with a lot of character.
The Fireside Retreat – Nothing like digging foundations in January! This home is just in the early stages, but we have officially broken ground! Thanks to the rain this morning and sunshine this afternoon, we may not have to move as much snow to start digging. This one will get started very soon and selections are in progress!
Timber Run – We have four new homes under construction at Timber Run as well. One of those homes has a bonus room and the second level framing started yesterday. The roof trusses were delivered and should be under roof by the end of next week. It’s a good thing too! Two weeks ago, after the big snowstorm, the framers had to shovel out almost a foot of snow from the slab before the could start framing again!
So, what’s your favorite stage of construction? It’s always a bit of a toss up for me. If I had to pick? I’d definitely pick the “finished” stage. 🙂