We’re Building A House!

YES! I pixelated the image, we’re not quite ready to share the entire home design with you yet!

Although I’m sure most of you already know, I wanted to share the news that Derek and I are building a house! We’re super excited for this next step and to see our dream home come to life!

We listed our current home up for sale in October this past fall and we now are working towards a closing date on the sale of that home. This means we can start focusing on the new home! We have truly enjoyed our current home and adding our little touches to it, but we always knew we eventually wanted to design and build our dream home. We never quite knew it was in the realm of possibilities to happen this soon, but here we go!

The new home will be located in Mapleton, North Dakota. A smaller community just outside of West Fargo, ND) We have decided to go with a rambler style and only ONE level with absolutely no stairs. This took me some time convincing Derek we could get along without a basement, but a simple “this means you could extend your garage to allow for extra storage” to get him to agree. After all, the new garage is just shy of 1,000 sq.ft.!

We started planning the new house this past fall (2019) after MUCH research on local builders. We finally landed with Verity Homes. The moment we first contacted them to check them out to-date they have been absolutely INCREDIBLE! The whole team is super nice, and always helpful with any and all questions you have during the process.

I plan to blog the entire build journey now that we’re getting closer to start date of construction so make sure to check back often for new posts!

Deck Build (May 2018)

So I started taking a look back and seeing what posts I may have missed over the last year, and this was a BIG one on my list for multiple reasons.

Anyone that knows us, knows that we like to enjoy many evenings outside. Well in our current home there was no deck built on when we moved in, the only area to really spend outside was in front by our garage or our small entryway patio area. So we took on a big project and built a deck. Many HUGE thanks to Derek’s dad Noel for all his crazy hard work helping two guys that have never built anything really before accomplish this beautiful deck. We enjoy it almost daily now.  Here’s just a few photos from the build to enjoy.