Note: Since completion of the house I have also decided to allow guest bloggers to post articles related to remodeling. This continues the education process.
Architect Selection - December 2002 through January 2003
Getting a Permit - January 2003 through November 2004
Construction - November 2004 through September 2006
Post Construction - October 2006 through ???
Adding a Barbecue Island
The block was built just off the house. We tied it in using the stone veneer to make it look like one wall.
The structure was framed out with aluminum studs. The dark green posts are steel.
The gas line was run in from under the house.
Golden Buckskin flagstone was used on the top to match the patio and the face is stone. It looks like the barbecue island was here all along.
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