Category Archives: Construction
The original house had already been demolished when we purchased our lot. The wood fence; however, was still standing in some areas with the remaining panels stacked along the property line. We reassembled the fence to enclose the backyard and used the left over parts to build a new fence at our patio. The aged [...]
On Wednesday, June 29th at 12:45 PM, we received verbal approval from our City of Denver building inspector to move in. At 12:50 PM, the Amazing Moves team was unloading our belongings into our house. The Certificate of Occupancy was issued the next day. On the night before our move, we received confirmation that our [...]
We are getting close to the finish line now. Merten, Inc. and all of our subcontractors have been working long hours and weekends preparing for final inspections with the City of Denver this week. Our plan is to have final sign-off by Wednesday morning – and move in the same day. Wish us all luck!
There has been much progress over the past month, but it’s hard to see because everything is covered with plastic, tape, paper and blankets – the painters have taken over. Beneath the wrapping, tile has been completed, more cabinets have been set, the quartz counter-tops are installed, most the trim work is done and the [...]
Dan Hanley is providing and installing the cabinets for our house. To keep costs down, we eliminated most cabinet doors opting for an open shelf design. We are using an exterior grade fir plywood – painted lowers and stained uppers. The thick shelves were created by gluing together two 3/4-inch sheets of plywood. We hope [...]
Originally, we had hoped to use a reclaimed hardwood flooring throughout the house. We quickly learned this would not fit within our budget if we wanted to keep energy efficient and sustainable systems like the GeoExchange System in the design. Bamboo flooring was an affordable sustainable option; however, we didn’t want the traditional look of [...]
An important aspect of our passive solar design is the use of a concrete thermal mass in our Greenhouse / Dining Room. During cold winter months, heat from the low angle of the sun will be collected by a 2-inch floor slab of lightweight concrete covered with 3/8- inch tile. As the room temperatures rise, [...]
The fascia has been shaped, installed and painted. Arapahoe Roofing and Sheet Metal, Inc. has completed the curved metal flashing and is preparing for our roof inspection Monday.
Ryan Carlson and Roy Nall with Custom Touch Interiors are making good progress with the tile. For our floors, we are using Kult by Panaria Ceramica. We found the green glass mosaic wall tile at Lowe’s for a great price. It has a combination of clear and frosted glass and some variation in color. We [...]
Pete and Humberto with the Framing Crew finished the waterproofing details required for our “at grade” entrance and walk-out patio allowing Harvey Thoutt & Sons Concrete to complete most of our exterior flatwork (concrete patios and sidewalks). This puts us one step closer to our stucco.