Nope- still looks pretty much the same as it did in my last post as far as the outside is concerned. Of course, there is a little snow on the ground, but not too much actually.
But, it sure looks different inside! Sorry for the mess, but welcome to our little cottage. 5 1/2 ” of rock wool insulation in the walls. A double layer of rock wool insulation in the ceiling, along with an inch of foam board. = R50 in the ceiling – just what the code officer was looking for! This is the main room in the house – the sink island will be up against that half wall. the other side of the half wall is the living / dining area.
Same room from the opposite direction. Refrigerator and counter to the right of the hall and stove and counter to the left.
you can pick out the gas – looks like wood stove in this pic. this will be the main source of heat in the house. we will see how much heat makes it to the bedroom!
soon this will look a little more like the bathroom that it is 🙂 just ordered a 60 inch shower stall – designed for living in place. When i built my last house, I laughed at an older friend who told me not to build a two story house because it would be too hard to maintain when i got older.. now I am older – this is a one story house with a wide hallway and a bathroom that is spacious. We will be able to get into the shower long after stepping into a tub will become problematic!
two shots of the bedroom. there is just one closet in the bedroom , but there is a second closet in the hallway that will for clothes as well.
looking down the hall from the bedroom. the bathroom and a small utility closet is on the left, the clothes closet, laundry area and pantry are on the right.
This is a house designed for two people who enjoy having guests for dinner. The kitchen and adjoining storage spaces will be a great place to cook and bake. But everyone will have to go home after dinner because we don’t have a guest bedroom! Actually, in Phippsburg I guess it is fairly common to have “bunk houses” In a few years, we will add one to the property so that our family and friends will have a place to stay. In the meantime, we have our RV that we used at the campground which will serve as a “guest house”.
For the astute builders who may be checking this out.. yes, sheet rock usually goes on the ceiling first before the walls – but we are installing bead board on most of the ceiling, and that requires a gap between the edge and the walls, so it will work out fine to finish the walls and then install the ceiling later. The bathroom and closet spaces already have sheet rock on the ceilings 🙂 Lots more to do, but I am pretty pleased with how things have worked out so far. Stay tuned for further progress! jt