I am happy to report that our upper level living space is done. We do have a few odds and ends to finish up like some small pieces of trim but basically it’s done. Now that we are done with the upper-level we have to finish the basement but we are going to take a long break first. We have been working hard on our home since April 14 and need a break. I do have to finish the stairs in the foyer but I plan to take my time with that.
Since we posted last, we got some work done. We finished the master bath, the spare bedroom, got our counter tops, cook stove and added some back splash tile in the kitchen and love how it has turned out. Take a look at some more pictures below.
For those of you who have been following this blog for a while know we wanted to create the hunting lodge look and I think we pulled it off.
We are thinking of calling our home “The Red Cedar Lodge” for the many eastern red cedar trees that grow wild on our property.
I also got my deer back from the taxidermist and love how that turned out as well.
We wanted some thing more than just a animal head on our wall so we selected to have it mounted this way because it was more like a work of art.
We did splurge on our cook stove but with all the money we saved by doing the majority of the work on our home ourselves we could afford the cost. Plus I have always dreamed of a stove like this with the griddle in the middle and this is my retirement home so if I didn’t do it here I didn’t know when I would.
We now plan to sit back and enjoy our home for the time being. What we have left is the rec room in the basement and do some final grading and landscaping on the outside that has to wait until spring.