Eames Hang It All Coat Rack & General Update

We got a new coat rack – Eames Hang It All. Yet another gift from my generous sister.
We hung it in the Lobby next to the RV Garage door and the stairs.

This is a very handy coat rack for jackets, purses, hats, etc. It’s very colorful and perfect for that modern home or mid-century modern home.

We are liking living in our modern home. It’s very cozy and we like the floor plan lay out that we decided on. The change that we would make (& still can) is to add a door to the master bathroom. Due to the different schedules, one can get woken up by the other due to the water noise. Living among 4,000 – 10,000+ sq. feet homes as neighbors, we do not envy them at all. We like the size of our cozy modern home.

Latest update includes a roof leak in the kids bedroom (!), the roofer forgot to seal around the chimney (!). Bedroom doors are not quite aligned so they don’t close all the way. Looks like we will have to re-stain the wood siding as the finish has worn off already. High winds mixed with rain acts like a power wash on the house exterior in the Issaquah Highlands. A positive note is that we love the flooring that we chose, it has some issues, but overall it’s very soft on the foot and very easy to upkeep. I will do a separate post on that with more details and pictures soon. I will also do a post on our heat pump water heater, it does not quite keep up with our busy household, so on demand might have been a better choice. More on that soon.

Happy Spring everyone!

Rough-Ins, House wrap, Home is 53% complete.

house wrapped with foam insulation

It’s time for another update. The house has been wrapped with foam insulation on top of the waterproofing membrane and taped. Now, they will add siding very soon. Rough-ins have been almost completed as well. I think we forgot to wire for speakers. We stopped by the Seattle Home Show today and saw some great vendors including home automation (via iPad mini) and door hardware folks.

The main windows in the living rooms were of unsatisfactory height, so we will be replacing them unfortunately. We tried to revise our siding, but it was rejected by the Issaquah Highlands ARC committee. Our home is one of several projects (& smallest) by YS Built, so good communication will be important to wrap up the project successfully.

Our builder/consultant reminded us about the ELFA closet sale ending this week. We went into the Container Store at Lincoln Square to design and order our closet systems. 30% off is a great deal for ELFA. If you need closet systems, ask for Daniel, he is the best designer there.

The on-site manager & crew are doing a great job, keeping the site clean and tidy. Thank you guys!