Finally, after 8 long, arduous months of construction, our house is finally done! For those 8 months, my life has been nothing but cement and steel and layouts and measurements. Me and my husband, Keith personally supervised the construction (with a lot of help from my engineer cousin). We are here almost everyday–approving designs and layouts, ordering supplies, interacting with the workers, doing some construction jobs ourselves like sanding and painting shelves, and trying to understand engineering marvels and construction lingo. We learned SO much, that to a point I started to think I can now change careers–be an architect, start a construction business or something (hehe!).
We moved in last August but it’s taking us until now to fix and organize our stuff, especially work stuff since we work mostly from home. But for now, I am just happy and content that I can finally see some floor space and somehow manage to find things without tumbling over stuff (and without taking hours just to find them).
The whole process has been fun and exciting but mostly, it has been difficult for us. We encountered lots of challenges during those months but looking back at it, it made me realize that those problems only made this house more special to me and Keith. Family and friends helped us out during those tough times–both in getting through those personal challenges and with the construction itself. In a way, this house is a testament of love between me and Keith, our family, and our friends.
Until today, I still somehow can’t believe that we finally have our own space. This is one LIFE PROJECT (yes, this is that project I’ve mentioned months back) that I never thought would be possible but God made it happen and I am really thankful everyday for it.
So much work still needs to be done–tiling, more storage, among others–but for now, we rest and enjoy our home sweet home 🙂
Here’s a sneak peek at some parts of the house and some of the DIY projects that Keith and I did:
We were aiming for the vintage-modern-industrial look and as much as possible, we tried to make use of eco-friendly materials.