With temps still below freezing, the carpenters have been winding around the outside of the house applying the horizontal siding, or "clapboards". First they applied from the skirt board up to the top of the first floor windows, all the way around. Now they are working off higher ladders and the low roof, wrapping around the upper level of the house. They are skipping areas that require short pieces, to come back to later, to have the least waste of the HardiPlank Lap siding.
|North Side Siding - see also Electrical Meter & Weather Head Installed|
|South Side Siding|
|West Side Siding - Don't let John's lack of hat and coat fool you! It's COLD|
Having a surface (rather than being able to look between wall studs from room to room) really does help shape up the space. You can see size of each room accurately, as well as the windows providing views to outside, and the light bouncing off the white walls and ceilings in each individual room. (that light bounce will be even better with the final smooth finishes and paint) The "blue board" you see is moisture resistant wall board, to be used in the bathrooms. (You can see the tub is in place)
|View from Dining toward Kitchen|
|View from Back Entry into Living Room|
|View from Front Entry into Office|
Now that rooms are being enclosed, my lack of a wide-angle lens is apparent. It would be nice for you to be able to see the 3rd window in the office and living room shots. Feel free to refer the the floor plans to recall the room names and locations (click to go to "plans") All in all, The New House Next Door is shaping up inside and out and starting to look more and more finished both inside and out.