Thursday, August 23, 2012

Entertainment for the Commute

Today on the CBC facebook page they had this photo with the caption:

Do You Know Your Winnipeg? This caught my eye this morning because, you know, it's a house up in the air, so I thought why not see if it caught anyone else's eye. Do you know what street I was on?

To my surprise many people had the correct answer! I think it must be kind of fun for people that commute past out house to watch the progress. Also they talked about the house for a bit on the radio show too. Sadly I didn't get to hear it, but I think that's so cool!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Character Windows

We are just finalizing our window order right now... and I am so excited about it! I wanted the windows to have the character of on older house, so we decided to do most of the windows single hung (which means they slide up to open) with a grid pattern on the top half. (Like the second inspiration photo) We are also doing a skinny top window with the one diamond in the middle. (Pretty much exactly like my first inspiration photo above) These skinny upper windows are custom, so they add a little to the cost, but we tried to always go with standard size windows so that helped. Also, single hung windows are way cheaper then awning windows... which is great because I love the look of single or double hung better!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Up in the air!

I picked up our foundation permits last wednesday and Saturday our house was lifted! We were so worried about tons of cracking upstairs, since we already renovated that area, but there were only two little cracks! There may be a few more when it comes back down, but these cracks will be easy to fix.
Things are moving so fast now, I am currently looking at windows because we have to order them by next week. (They take 5 weeks to arrive)