Home Construction

An experiment with Bootstrap components.

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Home Construction

Bootstrap Bill?

I needed a good excuse to try out all of the different available components in the Bootstrap framework. The construction process on my new home is the perfect subject. I'll be referencing both the documentation for Drupal Bootstrap and the reference documents for Twitter Bootstrap itself. This page is going to start small and simple, then hopefully (eventually, over the course of the next 4 months) grow along with my knowledge of Bootstrap.

At a Glance

Summary

Located in the southwest part of Lubbock. My home will have an open layout on a smaller lot (for my tiny dog, it will seem huge). The selling point of this design, for me, is the high energy efficiency. The double-pane low-E windows and abundant high rating insulation are going to be very nice during the 100 degree summers in west Texas.

Specs

  • City: Lubbock, TX
  • Size: 1753 sq. ft.
  • Layout: 3 bed, 2 bath // Open
  • 2 Car Garage
  • Brick exterior, carpet/tile floors, and granite surfaces
  • Estimated Completion: August 15, 2015

Overall Progress

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Photo Album

I'm visiting the site nearly every day and taking as many photos as I can without being redundant. Click the button below to see the full array of photos!

Photo Album

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Floor Plan

We are the only family we have and want, plus Sophie (our chihuahua). 1753 sq. ft. suits us perfectly with an open layout. The main living area feels huge.

Floor Plan

layout

Elevation

The home itself appears small in the front because it gets its size from depth rather than width. I'm trying to figure out what I should do in the front for landscaping.

Elevation

Construction Progress

These are the vague steps involved in building my home. There are, of course, many smaller details involved in each step... but details are details!
  • Pre-Construction Complete
  • Foundation Complete
    • Excavation
    • Dig Footings
    • City Inspection
    • Form Slab
    • Plumbing Rough-In
    • City Inspection
    • Fine Grading
    • Pour Slab
  • Framing Complete
    • Walls
    • Roof Trusses
    • Roof (felt/flashing/shingles)
  • Exterior Complete
    • Sheathing
    • Windows and Doors
    • Siding
    • Brick
    • Overhang
    • Sidewalks/Driveway
    • Yard Fine Grading
  • Interior Electrical/Plumbing/HVAC Complete
    • Mechanical Systems
    • HVAC
    • Plumbing
    • Electrical
    • City Inspection
  • Insulation & Drywall Complete
    • Hang Wall Insulation
    • Blow-in Attic Insulation
    • Hang/Tape & Bed Drywall
    • Prime walls
    • Texture
  • Interior Trim
    • Cabinets
    • Doors
    • Baseboards
    • Paint
  • Finish Work
    • Countertops
    • Surface Floor Coverings
    • Appliances
    • Hardware
    • Light Fixtures
    • Plumbing Fixtures
    • Cleaning
  • Homeowner Orientation
  • Closing