Sunday, January 3, 2010

Progress Report: Roofed In and Framed!

The white stuff was falling in the White Mountains last week when we checked in on the progress of the house and rang in the New Year in New Hampshire.

The last time we visited our home, the house was nothing more than a hole in the ground. It was surreal (and super exciting) to see walls, a roof, framed interior rooms and partial decking this time around.

As promised, here are a few pictures we took during our walk through.

Below is a view of the house from the road:

And here is our master bedroom:

Our second floor loft hallway:

Looking up at our south-facing deck:

Pex tubing in the basement floor will deliver radiant heat:

We also talked lighting during our visit. We walked through the house with the electrician to determine the location of the lights and switches. And after doing some research, we’re thinking of incorporating LED recessed lighting in the kitchen and living area, specifically the Cree LR6 bulb.

This LED light is more efficient than conventional lighting, Energy Star-certified and a greener solution to compact fluorescent bulbs as it contains no mercury. It is, of course, much, much, much more expensive than traditional bulbs, though...

Hmmm, decisions, decisions.


  1. Wow. How exciting that you had a chance to see it in person. The views of those snow-topped mountains are beautiful!! Just winter at this time, you'll be sitting in your warm, cozy house by the stove looking out over those snowy mountains...:-).

  2. They'll probably come to market too late for your initial purchases for the house, but you may want to consider ESL lighting technology. You can read more at

  3. BEAUTIFUL! (That's what I YELLED out loud when I saw your new pictures!!) Love it!

  4. Thanks Mols!!! Can't wait for you to visit!

    ThyHand- How did you know I keep envisioning the same scene? :)

    Dan- I will be sure to check out the link you sent later this week. Thanks for the info!