Saturday, December 20, 2008

Deck Concepts

I know it seems that my priorities may be out of order, but before the interior of the house gets completely finished, I'm going to build the deck. It will be a great place to invite people over and hang out, but it will serve a more practical purpose. It will be much easier to install the siding from a level, elevated platform.

Eventually, the deck will be two levels, opening up the second story to the outside and providing a place for the second entrance door on the first floor. All building codes require at least two means of entrance/egress and it's common sense why this must be. I don't think there is a requirement to have a separate entrance/egress for the second floor on a residental structure, but when finished the deck will provide that also.

The picture below basically shows what I'm toying around with.

New window installed

Today, I framed up and installed the window that will be in the kitchen over the counter. It looks pretty good and lets a bunch of light in. Now I can finish all the wiring and finish up the insulation on the ground level main house. It will be nice to have more room to live in than just the bedroom.