One month in...construction update!

We are just over the one month mark and there have been a whole lot of changes made! We have a new lower level floor with radiant heating, our bathrooms are framed out, and we have two new staircases!

 Laying the radiant heat!

Laying the radiant heat!

Although many find construction stressful, we must admit that this whole process has been exciting for us! Yes, some moments have been a little trying, but I blame that on never having done a project like this before! Ever since we started this process in April of 2016 it's been a roller coaster of emotions. We had successful moments and some major setbacks. Just being at this moment of construction and transforming this wonderful barn into a wedding venue is a huge success for us and we are taking in every day.

 Framing up for the bathrooms

Framing up for the bathrooms

Along with a lot of structural upgrades, there are lot's of other changes that are harder to see. Electrical lines have been run in the lower and upper levels for the new lighting. Rough plumbing is in and we are getting closer to installing fixtures. Water lines have been dug from the barn well and water hooked up to the mechanical room!

 Staircases are up!

Staircases are up!

The next month we should see the wall's go up on the bathrooms and perhaps some of the fixtures being installed (at least they will be picked out!). We are gearing up to start the fire system install as well, with the pipes going in sometime in October. We have also decided to lay a new hardwood floor in the upper level- still deciding on what wood species and stain color!

 View of the upper loft coming up the new stairs.

View of the upper loft coming up the new stairs.

At this moment, we are going into 2018 with 17 booked weddings. We are so blessed to be working with such great couples who have seen our vision and will be the first to have their wedding at Bluestem Farm's De Graslanden Barn!

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Until next time! 

Kelly & Jon