From Home rebuild

Sun and moon

It’s been a little quiet around here. We’re planning on doing a photo update on the house soon. It’s amazing how long it takes to get all the little things done :)

For now, this is one reason we appreciate this place so much.


It’s great to be home

We’ve been back in our home for a little over a month. It has been fantastic to be back and to have things feel familiar. We’re not living for the next decision or milestone, but for the first time in nearly 15 months, just living.

Prince George, BC under the cloudsPrince George beneath the clouds yesterday morning.

Prince George, BC under the fogPrince George under the fog this morning.

Yep, these views are surely part of the reason why we love this place so much. It’s great to be home.

We’re moving in!

It looks like we’re getting to move in on Tuesday. It’s been a long 13 months and we’ve got so much to be thankful for. We’re really happy with how the house has turned out. It’s familiar, yet a lot has changed.

Here’s one last shot of some cabinetry in our bathroom. We’re still a bit amazed that this is our bathroom. The cabinet maker really went above and beyond for us. I’ll post more on all the great people and trades that helped to put our home together a little later.

A little bit of the work by Thomas Rhoel – Tom’s Solid Wood Furniture.

Getting closer

It feels like there are new things happening everyday. It’s great to see so much progress. Here’s a look at what’s happened over the last few days.

KitchenLast shot of the kitchen before it’s all done.

Mudroom unitReally happy with this unit for the mudroom/laundry room.

Shower glassWe have a shower!

MantleOur mantle. Made from reclaimed fir from the old Duchess Park Secondary School.

BasementCarpet in the basement! Feels so great down there.


The cabinets have arrived! We unloaded them all this morning and the boxes have been placed in our bathroom, kids’ bathroom and even the kitchen has started. Exciting times for sure. We’ve also had a lot of the light fixtures hung and a lot of the mill work has been done. Still a few baseboards and railings to go.

This place filled up fast. There’s even a bunch in the garage, den and upstairs. Good times.

The beginnings of our kitchen.

The work continues

More great things happening at the house. The siding is almost done. The rock work is almost done. We’ve got the deck done and railings are up. The posts underneath the deck have been cladded. Our closets have great shelves. Our shower has been measured for glass and it’s been uncovered. All the other bathroom tile is done as well, but it’s still all covered up. The painting will be done today. The interior doors are being stained. We’ll be delivering the hardwood on Monday so that installation can start next week. The list goes on. Things are moving fast. So great.

The front. Not much siding left to go now.

Stone, siding, doors and trim

Master bath shower

Walk in closetEven I love the closets.

Back of the house

Thanks again for following along.

Calm before the storm

Here’s what’s been happening. More siding. Ceilings are done. Priming of the walls is done. Garage doors are on. Baseboards and trim are going on. Interior doors have been pre-hung before staining.

Front ExteriorFront Exterior

Eating Area Window TrimWindow Trim

Front EntranceFront Entrance

Now for the storm. In the next 3 to 4 weeks we’re expecting painting, tile, hardwood flooring, finish carpentry like stairs and fireplace, stone work and maybe even cabinetry. We can’t wait!

Concrete, Tile & Siding

Just a quick update. Our backyard patio has been poured and the walls are being tiled in our bathroom. The siding is moving along too.

More sidingSiding



We’re expecting the ceilings to be done soon and priming is expected to start late next week. Great times.