We were gone to Hawaii last week, (Don’t be hatin’) so work on the house continued without constant monitoring by you-know-who. We were happy to see most of the roof finished and all of the shingles on the back dormers finished.
We had another surprise awaiting us when we got home too. The porch rails were up. Initially we were happy to see them but after about a minute of looking at the result we both turned to each other and said “They’re too high”. The code for porch railings is between 42″ and 36″ and although our blue prints actually indicate that they’re 42″ we think it looks out of proportion.
The house is only 1450 sq. ft. and the porch rails should be shorter for sure. It bugs me that they cover the lower part of the windows. Are we weirdos? Yes. But since this is the “Death House” we really want everything to be pleasing to the eye. Chris’ crew did the rail exactly how they’re depicted on the plans, but sometimes the plans and real life just don’t match. It will cost extra of course for him to lower them but my guess is that it will just take a couple of hours and maybe just a little cussing under his breath. 🙂 These guys are good at their jobs and they’re always nice when we ask for a little change or a slight variation. Who knows what they say about us (me) when we’re not around, but they sure have me fooled.
Stay tuned this week. Electric, HVAC & the chimney mason all converge on 67 Boardwalk. I can’t wait!