My Life Being Renewed: House Construction Update!

House Construction Update!

March 30, 2014

Hello! Just wanted to give you an update on our House Construction. Like I mentioned in my previous post- after 3 different house plans/changes- we finally decided to go with our original plan to build an apartment over garage (our original plan from 5 years ago) for now. Our Five-year goal is to build the main house, then once it is finished- we can rent out the apartment.

The positives of building smaller is that it will be done so much faster!! Estimated completion should be early summer- hopefully sometime in July!

Secondly, we will be mortgage free and thirdly- I won't have to worry about cleaning such a large area- & anyone who knows me well, knows that I would much rather be out having fun than wasting time cleaning all of the time! (Clean the house in 5 minutes- sign me up!)

This week was mostly the concrete foundation, but next week the framing will begin-I am just soaking it all in and enjoying the process!

I have so much to do while the A/G is being built- I have already started going through things that we don't need. That way moving will be so much easier! I hope these house construction pictures aren't boring you to death- because that will be consuming my life the next few months!!

Happy Sunday!!


  1. This is such a neat idea! I have such a soft spot for small homes/apartments. I loved my teeny tiny apartment in New York. If I didn't have two pianos to house, I would totally live in a small home again. So cozy. Very excited for you!

  2. Deciding is the most difficult part of planning, especially in building facilities. Your plan of building your house with an apartment complex to rent out is a really great idea. Thank you for sharing that, Melinda! I hope everything is going well and that you're well on your way to building your home. All the best! :)

    Melba Collins @ Vermeulens

  3. Well, the original plan, is still the best plan. I’m glad that you finally decided to fulfill your plan to build an apartment over your garage after five years of contemplating it. Hahaha! You look so excited with the process of your house construction, as expressed on that gorgeous smile, Melinda. Who wouldn't if the place is as peaceful and refreshing as that, right? Congratulations! I wish you all the best!

    Kendra Tran @ LECO Concrete Forms & Supply

  4. Kendra, I agree!! It's been amazing having a smaller place- I really love it here:) Thank you so much!