Now that the exterior guardrails are up, our kids love to run around on the upstairs balcony off the master bedroom. The large Ash tree out front makes it feel like you are in a tree house. Although this is one small piece of the total build the metal railings made a big impact to the character and feeling of the house.
The process of sharing the technical drawings with fabricators to get bids was a reminder of how important it is to get three bids from every contractor. The same drawings came back with three different bids; $9k, $14k and $29k!…. Drastically differently prices with varying timelines and personalities. What is ironic is that we went with the lowest bid, they were able to get it done the fastest of the 3 and they turned out exactly how we wanted them.