Week 19: Full Steam Ahead

It was another productive week at the house as well as on the interior design front. We are pushing forward, full steam ahead. I feel like we are making big decisions left and right, as well as doing our own part to help out in order to save some cash. Life is busy! If all […]

Week 18: Drywall

And then there was drywall! This house build is moving full steam ahead. The pace is a little dizzying, but we’re really excited to see it all come to life. You know how people say building a house is stressful? Yep, I officially understand. I asked Tyler on our drive back home this morning if […]

Week 17: Insulation

If the first eight days of 2017 are any indication, this is going to be one heck of a year in the Johnston household! Progress on the house is moving full steam ahead with no signs of slowing down anytime soon. It’s amazing how each step makes the house feel more and more like home. […]

Week 15 & 16: Raise the Roof

Happy new year! I hope all of you have been able to spend time with friends and family as well as reflect on 2016 over the past few weeks. It was a year full of change for Tyler and me. The year started off with me quitting my first job since graduating college followed by a trip […]

Week 14: Snow, Ice and Everything Nice

Winter weather has officially hit Indiana. Snow, ice, and single digit temperatures were on repeat all week, but we were still able to get several key items completed despite the inclement weather. First up was the beginning stages of the roof. We REALLY wanted a metal roof – both for durability and design – and were […]

Week 13: Slowly but Surely

The trials and tribulations of home building continued this week. Finding reliable trades and getting everything lined up just right is an art. The home building process relies on each step to be completed before the next step can begin, so everything comes to a major halt when just one piece of the puzzle hits […]

Week 12: Electrical, Mechanical & a Hiccup

December is upon us which means we are nearly four months into this home building adventure. Progress continues and we are thrilled to see the beginnings of our future home. I was swamped with work this week, so Tyler handled the onsite visit on Monday. He met with the electrician to finalize light, outlet and […]

The Design: Kitchen

Pendant Lights | Built In Hood | Wood Floating Shelves | Chrome Faucet | Subway Tile | Stainless Refrigerator | White Shaker Cabinets | Induction Range | Quartz Countertops | Black Accents My favorite room of any house? The kitchen. Hands down. Most of my childhood memories revolve around a kitchen and the majority of my […]

Week 11: Plumbing

Eating turkey and spending time with family took precedence this week, but I figured I’d go ahead and share the progress that was made despite the shortened timeframe. Tyler and I met with the plumber on Tuesday morning to do a walk-thru. We wanted to ensure wall-mount faucet locations were confirmed and finalize washer and dryer […]