Quote of the Day
The young man knows the rules but the old man knows the exceptions.
– Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
My cabin construction project is now complete. My wife and I are now beginning to furnish our new home with a few quirky home design ideas, which will take some time. I continue to work on the garage construction myself, which will take until sometime in May to finish. After all, these things can’t be rushed, especially when it concerns the garage. To me, this is one of the most important rooms in the home, so it has to be done right at the first time of trying. In order to do this, I asked my friend for some advice on how to go about getting it completed. He said, in fact, almost instructed me to only use epoxy floor coatings as my choice of flooring because of the benefits it has. Not only is it durable, but it can prevent scratches and chips – even better! But this was just the beginning of what we needed to do.
Luckily, overall, our planning was good and there were no major surprises. The one area of difficulty that I did not fully appreciate is the remoteness of the site. Before you go to the site, you need to plan out every possible tool or part that you will need while there.
Anyways, I decided to take my friend’s advice with the flooring, but I’m still looking into suitable epoxy floors Lynchburg and figuring out where to install my shelves. This is a huge, multi-year project that I am relieved to say the house portion is complete – the garage still needs a bit of work. My plan is to retire at this site in 5 to 10 years and spend my time designing hardware, building furniture, renovating the backyard and installing some french hinged doors that open onto a patio, and then, of course, writing software. I hope that my granddaughter will get to spend quite a bit of time here with her grandparents.
Some basic home details:
- 2100 square feet
- 2 floors
- 3 bedrooms
- 2 bathrooms
- no basement, concrete slab on ground with in-floor heating
- insulated with closed-cell foam
- heated with propane (the only form of fuel that I could get locally)
- designed for handicapped access (I want to live there when I am old)
My wife and I can live on the ground floor and have our guests stay on the upper floor.
Some additional photos.
|Figure 2: House View From Driveway.|
|Figure 3: Kitchen View.|
|Figure 4: Living Room View.|
|Figure 5: Master Bedroom (2nd Floor).|
|Figure 6: View of Stairway and 2nd Floor Hall (Bedroom on Left).|
|Figure 7: Handicap Access Shower (1st floor).|
|Figure 8: Living Room Fireplace.|
|Figure 9: Second View of Master Bedroom (2nd floor).|