Month: October 2018

HVAC

Well, we didn’t get as far as we wanted this week because of the threat of rain, but I’m happy with how far we did get. Billy and the crew from Hager and Son are doing a great job. They show up when they…

Let There Be Heat

Just in time for the weather change, Danny Hager and his crew from Hager & Son Heating and Cooling is preparing to install our HVAC unit.  This beast of a unit will go on the roof.  Lots of planning and preparation goes into the…

Taking A Little Break

Everybody needs a break right? We’ve been crazy busy this week, even though we haven’t physically worked on our loft project too much. I guess you can say we’re having a little break from our project but we’re still working on lots of details….

What’s Coming Up?

A lot of cool stuff happening at The Elm Loft Project. We passed our framing inspection so now the trades (electrical, plumbing, HVAC) can begin. We got our electrical permit late Monday, so our electrician will begin very soon. First thing will be getting…

The Bunk Bath Design Board

Have you ever designed a room around one standout piece?  This wonderful up-cycled garage workbench turned into a vanity set the stage for our bunk bath.  It also helped us decide that we didn’t want to use a lot of new things in our loft. This…

What’s Next at The Elm Loft Project?

What’s up next for The Elm Loft Project?  Lights, camera, action!  We’ve been working really hard and rarely taking a break.  But now I feel like the really fun stuff is starting to happen!  Last night we laid out our kitchen, what do you…

The Framing Inspection

You know that feeling of anticipation when you think someone is going to check out your work with a magnifying glass?  It’s like when you’re painting and you miss a spot in a corner by the floor, you just know someone will notice.  Or…

Tear Down That Wall

Due to building codes, our existing stairwell half wall must be replaced with a full length firewall.  Building codes also require us to drywall the inside of the stairwell with 5/8″ fire rated drywall. On Sunday, we rolled up our sleeves and got to…