Hello Everyone! This post has been a long time coming. As many of you know, my family and I sold our home in late May of this year. Since then, we have been living in a rental home, while planning and beginning the construction of our dream home, which I am officially calling the SMI Inland Coastal (#smiinlandcoastal). I guess you now know which style of home we are building! We may be land locked here in Utah, but I am making my dreams of owning and living in a Coastal style home come true. Thankfully, my hubby is fully on board with it! 🙂
The process has been longer and moved slower than we wished it would, but things are finally progressing and our new home build is underway.
When we sold our last home, I posted all about what led to that decision and how we found the lot we are now building on. Since then, I haven’t shared too much about our build. If you follow me on Instagram, I have recently shared some of the progress of our new home, but I haven’t delved into the details behind it. Truthfully, I was waiting until I knew the home build was really starting progress. You see, the hole for our home was dug and the foundation was poured at the end of August. After that, our home sat for nearly 7 weeks, while waiting for framers to arrive and start framing. New home construction in Utah is going gangbusters and good framers are in high demand. We had no choice but to wait, wait and wait some more, for the framers to finish up other jobs and move to our home. It was insanely frustrating. Especially because good building weather in Utah is limited and we were concerned that our house would not be “dried in” (roof on, windows and exterior doors in) by the time the cold, wet Winter weather arrived. Luckily, the weather has held out and the framers have been able to make some great progress in the last few weeks. The basement and main floor are almost completely framed and they have started framing in the second story. Yay for progress!! We are crossing our fingers that the home will be “dried in” by the first week of December.
One of the things I would like to accomplish with this home build, is to give all of you who are interested a more in depth look at the process of building a custom home. If you have ever spoken to anyone who has built a custom home, they have probably told you it is stressful and can at times be an emotional roller coaster they wanted to get off. As an Interior Designer, who specializes in New Construction and Remodel, I get to take on some of that stress for my clients and help them navigate their emotions though the process. Hopefully, that helps them enjoy their new home build a bit more than they would without me helping them through it. With my own home build, although I get to share some of that stress with my husband, I am for the most part, taking it all on myself. Let me be honest, designing a home for a client is way easier than designing a home for my family!
My goal is to give you a real look at what goes into building a custom home by providing you with useful information, giving you insider tips and tricks and answering your questions along the way. I’ll be doing this through blog posts, videos and Instagram Stories. Later this week, I’ll be posting about the process we have gone through to get our home to the point it is at now…under construction. I’ll be sharing how we designed the floor plan, figured out how much our new home build was going to cost, and how we chose our builder.
I hope you will continue to join me on my journey of designing and building our family’s dream home. There will definitely be more stress and frustration along the way, but we could not be more grateful and feel more blessed to be able to be able to embark on this adventure. We are hoping to move in during the Summer 2018 and we are filled with anticipation and excitement for that day!