Saturday, March 31, 2012

Walk Through

In February, we went for our first official walk though of the house with the contractor, architect, and two electricians. It was mostly to discuss placement of things like plugs and light switches and smoke detectors. But it was also just amazing to stand in the house and imagine how it will be when it is all finished. I took a lot of photos.

living room

Living room with its GIANT window.

entry way window

Another big window by the front door.

windows in dining room, looking out to deck

Looking out from the kitchen/dining area. These windows and doors will lead out to our patio where we'll have seating for outdoor meals, and our barbecue.

sewing room

This is my sewing room on the second floor. It has a plug right in the middle of the floor so my sewing table can be in the middle of the room, without complicated cord wrangling. Very exciting.

skylight at the top of the stairs

The skylight that will bring light all the way down three flights of stairs.

view from third floor (master bedroom) deck

And this is our view from the third floor deck, which flanks the master bedroom. The "railing" makes it look dodgy now, but it is actually going to be a beautiful place to sit and look out over the neighbourhood.



  1. With all the glass, windows and skylights littered around your house, I don’t see how it wouldn’t be bright inside! Natural light will definitely fill up your house, and this will lessen the need for artificial lighting, allowing you to save on your electric bills. And you’ll also have a great view of the sky, both day and night.

    -Joanne Barragan

  2. Being surrounded with windows definitely lightens the atmosphere of any house. Plus, windows allows natural light to enter, which presents an opportunity to cut down utility bills, aside from adding appeal to the home’s overall interior design.

    -Mary Martin

  3. So, how was the feeling when the house was finished? :) It must’ve been a moment of pride. Anyway, you have a huge skylight there! But for it to deliver the light all the way down three flights of stairs, you should paint the wall around it with a light shade. ;]

    Mariam Freame ^.^