Sunday, June 26, 2016

June 26, 2016 at 08:12PM by advodna_dave

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After the bluegrass festival, I got a chance to head up to Petaluma to meet with our contractor and see the 800 sq ft house we're planning on using as a homebase starting Nov 2016 gutted to the studs for the first time. The design process endured the usual delays, including the firing of the first architect while on the beach at the Padre Island National Seashore, but is now complete with permitted plans. Walls will be removed in the pic above to create a single great room with the kitchen in the back left, a dining table in the middle across from a fireplace and the couch in the front. The back wall will be a big slider out to the deck with raked windows extending up into the newly vaulted ceilings. Doors to the right will enter two bedrooms, both with lofts below their vaulted ceilings, and a Jack 'n' Jill bath between. A new second bath and stacked laundry will be underneath the loft in the rear room. Exterior walls, originally without a vapor barrier or shear paneling, will be spray foamed and sheeted on the inside to essentially create a foam-core structural insulated panel construction. Ceiling will be reinforced and spray foamed, then finished with natural wood tongue and groove paneling with three skylights in the main room and one in each bedroom. Framing and foundation work to support the wall below the vaulted ceiling to begin 7/5. While we're here for the next few weeks before returning to the trailer, we'll be picking windows, doors, appliances and starting to spec cabinets and fixtures! #smallhouse #nottiny #remoteremodel