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Home Addition - Construction Begins!

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  • Saturday, April 12 2008 @ 12:36 AM UTC
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We have our permits and construction has finally begun! I can't believe we started this project back in 2006 and it is really underway.

Previous posts about our home addition project are Home Addition - New Floor Plan and Home Addition - floor plan.

The addition will be two rooms plus a bathroom for about 600 square feet of new space. We are also getting a new roof and new windows all around (energy efficient vinyl windows from Silver Line).


Here is the "before" picture, where the old aluminum window and the wooden deck are visible:



Our new dining room window has been installed, the heat pump has been moved, and demolition has begun:

Gators at Alachua Sink

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  • Wednesday, February 27 2008 @ 03:26 AM UTC
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When members of my family come to visit, we usually take a drive to Alachua Sink / La Chua Trail to look at the alligators. Notice something in the background?



Here is a closeup:




The water level was really low which tends to concentrate the gators in these few lake areas.

Home Addition - New Floor Plan

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  • Sunday, August 12 2007 @ 04:42 PM UTC
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We are making progress again with the help of our contractor. We will be adding around 600 square feet of new air-conditioned living space plus a small covered porch. The new rooms include a Family Room, a Studio / Guest Bedroom, and a Bathroom. A bonus feature is additional closet space in the Master Bedroom which shares a wall with the addition.

We will be replacing all of the windows in our house as part of this project and also blowing additional insulation into the attic and underneath in the crawl space. The new plans have a much more reasonable amount of glass than what the architect designed. These energy efficiency improvements will allow us to use the existing A/C unit instead of having to operate a second system.


The new spaces are colored in green:






This is a rendering from inside the existing Living Room, looking out towards the addition:



Here is a rendering from inside the new Family Room, looking out the new french doors onto the new Covered Porch:

Another year, another Birthday Party

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  • Saturday, August 11 2007 @ 04:18 PM UTC
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This year's starting lineup...




Beer selection courtesy of Ward's Grocery and Gator Beverage.

Florida Fires

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  • Thursday, May 31 2007 @ 12:16 AM UTC
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Here are some pictures of the ash that landed on my car due to the fires in north Florida.

Pictures taken on May 9, 2007.





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