Monday, June 29, 2009
Potic Cottage Progress
A round of cheers to Dennis and the guys from Densin Construction who framed up our addition in record time. Another round of cheers for James and Alec, who pitched in by being jacks of all trades. The lines of the house are completely altered; what was once a simple 665 sq ft ranch is now closer to 1000 sq ft modern. Better yet, we are holding fast to a tight budget and attempting to retain, reuse, recycle as much as we can. James dug out some left over materials from previous projects: cedar posts now stair treads, slabs of walnut we will mill for paneling, some left over doors, trim, windows-- all being fit for use in the cottage. In terms of windows, we chose Anderson. James felt it was the best option considering cost and availability. As for lighting, we found some extra spotlight can fixtures we had from the addition in Islip for the stairwell and ceiling fan fixtures from Lowes for the two bedrooms. Our next discussion is siding, with options limited due to cost of materials and labor. But that's a whole entry in itself.