Well over the holiday weekend I got a lot accomplished. I met up with several friends who came in town, many of whom came by to check out the place. If you notice the garage has been painted, thats just the primer. Doug and the guys finished up on tuesday, so now the garage matches the house and it really looks a lot better. So if any of you need a good painter let me know.
I planted the last of the trees on monday. Its a whitebud (a Red Bud w/ white flowers) and it is 2" caliper. It was a pain in the *** to get it into place. I would guess that it weighed 300-500 pounds, I knew I was in for a workout when I couldn't even budge it in the back of the truck. So I positioned the wheel barrow at the back of the truck and rolled it out. It was heavy enough to bend the side of the heavy duty wheel barrow.
I made it across all of the steps and around the pool, then I lost it. I paused to take a picture so you all could see how close I came to depositing the tree into the pool.
This is the final picture of it in place, you can notice that the fence has been stained with sikkens. The landscaping is slowly coming together. I also put in 6.5 yards of mulch over the weekend, it made a big difference with the way things look. I'll try and post some more pictures later in the week.
I am a third generation home builder in the Kansas City area. I grew up working for my Fathers construction company and I graduated w/ an Architecture degree from Kansas State University in 2005. I hope to eventually combine my two passions into a Design Build Company. I am currently working for myself at Studio Build doing projects in the Kansas City area. I'm currently looking for design/build work in the area and am tackling several local projects. Please contact me if you would like to discuss a project.
The following links are ones that I found throughout my remodel process. I purchased things from many of the sites, I'm not affiliated with any of them though I could be if for some reason they want to send me some free stuff. Hopefully these help some of you in your own adventures.