May 18, 2016

The Home



Home Sweet Home!


Things are finally looking like a home around the #futureparlettresidence and we couldn’t be more excited to share another update post! After snapping these pictures I realized that in our last post our Hardie plank had not been installed yet! Needless to say, this post doesn’t share much of the exterior, it mainly focuses on the interior of our home, but I will be sure to share more photos of the exterior [featuring the Hardie Plank and our Enviroshake Roof] very soon!

Boy has the past few months been interesting! Since we last chatted about the house, we have experienced a few holdups, followed by a quick transformation. Between waiting for inspections, fixing a few loose ends and dealing with endless spring rain showers Virginia has been offering, we have been set back about a total of 7 weeks. On the bright side, our trades have worked quickly and efficiently to help reduce our wait time and have brought our vision to life! It’s amazing how each stage of the building process brings about more, and more, excitement than the last stage. I was in complete awe when we began framing, it was like our house became real overnight. We could walk through it and see where rooms would be, what the outside view would be like and just really get a feel of what it would be like living in our house… or so we thought! Rough-ins were interesting and a little nerve racking to be quite honest. I never even thought about how many outlets I would want or which light fixture sizes would go where, and so on. Don’t get me wrong I had an idea of what type of fixtures I wanted, but I had no idea what size the backplate would be, and so on. I realized it was a little hard to base these things off of the framing, but we made it through it!


Things are becoming real [like make you speechless or bring tears to your eyes as to how blessed you are real] now that the insulation is in and sheetrock is almost complete! The insulation really closed the gap on the sizing of the rooms. I am slightly partial when I say I love the insulation, I mean, it’s pink! Who wouldn’t love it? haha. But I have to be honest when I say that insulation has definitely been the most “wowing” factor thus far. It truly took everything to the next level and made the whole house feel so bright! My immediate thought, after wiping a few thankful tears, was “So should we just stick with white paint, or go for a light grey?” I am full force interior design at this point and I am completely wrapped up in spending my time planning for all the interior details! Paint colors, tile, countertops, cabinet colors, hardwood floor stain, and light fixtures-and maybe a few pieces of furniture ;)- are what my daily thoughts consist of! We are both so excited for the next few stages of the process and have already began making our selections. 


So to make this somewhat organized and follow the pattern of my second post I figured I would share our updates and what’s coming up next!



Hardie Plank Siding

Enviroshake Roof

Rough Ins

  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • Mechanical

Garage Concrete Floor


DryWall [almost finished]


What’s Next… 


Hardwood Floor Installation



Fixtures [lighting and plumbing]

Crown Molding and Trim



As promised, I will have exterior update soon along with a few other fun details that I have planned to share with y’all! If you have any questions or post requests, please let me know. I am so happy of finally have more free time [post grad] to be able to write posts, plan for Timeless Taste and take lot’s of pretty photographs! I have so many excited things coming up very soon that I can’t wait to share with you all!


Don’t forget to check out my other Home Building Posts here, here and here!


Home Series: Insulation and Sheetrock

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