Wednesday, December 11, 2013

The Home Stretch

And just like that...we are nearly done! It's hard to believe that we close on Tuesday. Our carpet is in and the house is covered in blue tape. Our PM must have a good eye for details because he marked just about every paint splatter, nail pop, etc. to be fixed before our walk through on Tuesday. After we put the kids to bed last night, we left them with my parents and went over the house for about an hour. We took off our shoes, walked all around the place, and just took it all in. It was amazing to stand there and enjoy the beauty and all the hard work we have done to get to this point. So excited to be able to spend the holidays in it.

Friday, December 6, 2013

This and that

Details are coming along!!  And the bigger news???  They are starting to work in our road so we don't ruin our car on the pot holes and excessive nails!!  Ahhhh...such a luxury! (Seriously... It should have been done a long time ago)
Laundry room

Bar area 

Kitchen recessed lighting 


Front door

In the right place!!!


Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Let there be light!!

Electricity isn't turned on yet but our light fixtures are in and so are door fixtures.  Our condensers are in the right place (did I mention they installed them incorrectly AND removed a brick from our foundation to do so?) and our irrigation system and front lamp post have also been out in.  Closing two weeks from today!!!! :)

The result of the wrong 


Dining room

Some of the recessed lights 

Kids' bathroom

Light switches 

Lamp post

Ceiling fan in one of the kid's bedrooms 

Hallway closet 

Garage steps 

Thursday, November 28, 2013


So, with me... It's the little things. Just as toilet flushers that don't match faucet fixtures really tick me off, the smallest extra touches can really make my day.  
Thus, I was tickled pink to find out the shelves in the kitchen pull out!  And earlier in the build, our PM made sure I could turn our flood lights on and off from our bedroom ( in addition to the switch downstairs.) Love it. 

We were too budget conscious to pay for the built in shower seat/ bench so I found this cute teak bench to use instead.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Details, details

More " fun stuff " is being put in.... Sinks, finishing touches on the tile, our tankless water heater, dishwasher, etc.  Our toilets  are in, too.  Is it strange that I am completely annoyed that our "flushers" are chrome and don't match our oil rubbed bronze fixtures?  It's weird what building a house makes you care about.  I have already found new ones on Amazon to switch them out with. :)
Water heater 

Powder room sink (hardwood is already in in this room)

Sink and dishwasher.  Disposal is in, too. 

Close up of granite and kitchen sink

Thermostats are in

View from family room into kitchen 

Kids' bath 

Uhhh...not sure what this is but it looks pretty important

Master bath vanity

 Master bath toilet area 

Master bath shower!

Close up of fixtures 

Tile in master bath is done

Third floor guest bath 

View of both sets of stairs from the loft. The open door straight ahead goes to the master bedroom 

Friday, November 22, 2013

Granite and a little bit of wood

Granite is in!  Island is in!  Bar and crown moulding and some of the hardwood, too!!  The countdown is on!!! :)