Monday, 4 January 2010

.Introducing the DECK.

There has been some hard yakka going on during Jaron's holiday from work during the last week and a bit...his grand plan is to build a deck off the side of our house. I have to admit I doubted that he would be able to pull it off without any major problems in the beginning ;) but he has done an AWESOME job! And he has built the whole thing all by himself. Who said architects don't know anything about building?!

I haven't posted pics of the house since the outside cladding has been on - here it is! Don't mind the colour, it is ALL going to be painted. A few people have commented that our colour choice is "interesting" thinking that these are the colours we choose for the exterior! Hopefully the painters will start on that this week and I'll be able to post some more photos then.
The deck is going to be really big. I'm excited. It will be a great area for playing, eating, entertaining, etc. and easily visible from all of the living area windows.The other thing I really like about it is the privacy it will give us from the street and side neighbours. The fence between our house and theirs is quite low and you can easily see into our living areas from their side. Jaron is building the deck so that it extends up the fence and also along the front side of the house - so that it will be a fence/wind breaker.
He is also building in bench seats around the two walls of the deck. This will be great as it will mean that we won't need to fork out for an outdoor setting and there will be heaps of bench space for people to sit when we have visitors. (And lots of space to lie down with a few cushions and a good book on a sunny day!)
He has done heaps during his time off. All of the framework is finished and he has started putting the decking boards into place today. Hopefully it will be all done by the time we move in (only 4 or 5 weeks!!) as the rest of the yard won't be finished and will be nice to have a clean area for the kids to happily play outside.And I had to take this photo as proof that it is all level... :)

13 comments:

Nettie's Blog said...

looks awesome jaron...you have done a fantastic job and i bet it is so satifying seeing it all take shape... can i make a suggestion????
dont forget to make some of that bench seating hinged so that it beomes storage with lift up lids for the toys to go away...just an idea ?????

Anna said...

Toni what an awesome deck. So much space for entertaining and playing!! Great job Jaron.

The Kings said...

oh WOW!!!! I can't believe your house is up already and that you are moving in in about a month!!!! That just seems to have gone REALLY fast. I don't know how you manage to get everything done Tone - patterns, planning and building a house, YW stuff, looking after the kids and just being a Mum and wife!
The deck is going to be AWESOME!!! I'm very impressed Jaron.

Becky said...

Jaron has done a great job. You will have to make some great outdoor pillows for that bench seat!

rosie's whimsy said...

That is HUGE! What a wonderful spot it will be. I am looking forward to seeing everything :-)

rosie/the fabric shopper

Makayla said...

Since i am back from the beach and have caught up on your blog, i wana say: Christmas day looked like heaps of fun.. i LOVE those bags you made- i want one!.. Those berries look delicious!.. And the deck is looking awesome! xx

marnie said...

What a wonderful husband you have! So talented! The house looks amazing- so excited for you guys to be in there! xx

Jenny said...

Wow! How great will that be!?!

jen said...

wow!! cant wait to see the finished project :) this is the #1 project on our list too. we just moved into a new home with a contractor's stoop... from a home with a huge wrap around deck with built in seats. we miss it tons. my husband (who also works in architecture) has visions of our new deck dancing in his head!! look forward to seeing more pictures of your deck!!

The Parsons Family said...

oh yay, that looks bloomin fantastic.

Urban Flower said...

Go Jaron! Your idea of the wrap-around seating was the best for our deck too (and we still haven't bought an outdoor setting!). It will be great oiled up with some plants and cushions!

The Bartons said...

wow!!! good job j!!! the house looks awesome guys!! i cant wait to see it all when its finished! i guess the table and chairs and sandpit jaron and dad built all paid off with him doing the deck haahaha!

Nettie's Blog said...

we went past your new house tonight..no i wasnt stalking and it was too late to drop in ...Looking great and even better "in the flesh"..so to speak..i feel your excitement and i see why...

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