Sunday, July 16, 2017

The House That Built US - Week 24

OOOHHHHH BOY!!!! There was a whole bunch accomplished at the house this week! 

Monday the flooring guys showed up and started laying our hardwood. It only took them 4 days to get it all down and it looks beautiful. We went with a Greystone wood flooring. It has a smokey haze over it and really just works well with the style of the house.

Master Closet

Tuesday the concrete men showed up and poured the from porch and back patio. I'm really digging the back patio! We extended it out a bit further then the picture showed and curve it around the boat garage. That really makes it look all fancy without a lot of extra cost.

Back Patio 

The rest of our lighting came in so some of the outdoor lights went up along with the rest of the ceiling fans. There are only a few more lights to go up. We realized after the fact that they didn't put the right type of lighting on my front  porch but honestly I am kind of glad. We had originally decided to do 3 can lights on the front porch. Well they put regular light boxes in there and today when they were hanging lights said we didn't have fixtures for out there. We are now going to do 2 outdoor fans and then a hanging light. I am super pumped about the front porch fans since I plan on many evenings of front porch sitting watching the kids ride their bikes! 

Master Vanity Light

Wednesday the front walkway and driveway concrete was poured and they continued to work on lighting and flooring.

We still need the step up to the porch 

Sidewalk and driveway

Thursday the granite showed up and I was excited and nervous about seeing how it looked with our cabinets. WOW!! The Vinscon White was a PERFECT pick for our cabinets. Oh and in case the info is helpful to you we went with Harbor Gray and White cabinets with a platinum glaze on both.


Lanie's Bath 

Master Bath - There are two vanities and sink I just couldn't get it all in 1 picture

Over all a very, very good week. I needed that after the past couple where I felt like the work was creeping by! 

One thing this build has taught me is that it is the little things that seem to mean the most. 

Our house is a 3 bath house therefore the kids will have their own bathroom. Kinley's however happens to also be the upstairs guest bath. I picked out a beautiful blue and gray shower curtain and was going to accent with some farmhouse style decor. Well I guess after really seeing the toilets in and hearing again that his bath is also the guest bath he was very upset. After some contemplating and taking with the hubs we decided to let him totally decorate it. Not bad except we are in this "EMOJI" specifically the poop one, phase. As of now there isn't much out there for bath decor but I figure with the movie it will explode. He is determined also to find the matching toilet seat cover. 

Just a favor to ask, if you come to my house and see the 💩 emoji toilet seat cover, just think of it as an ironic reminder of what you came to do! LOL

Now on to the next week and hopefully we will have a move in date by he end of this week!!


Tuesday, July 11, 2017

The House That Built US - Week 22 & 23

Well once again I am falling behind on the blog! Trying to move during the summer while building a house and preparing to go back to school in a few weeks is kicking my butt. Here are two weeks I missed and I promise to try and get another update for this week done this weekend! 

For week 22 they finished painting the outside except for one small part that on the front porch. They said they would finish that after our front porch was poured. They even painted under the back deck. I hadn't seen that done before but it will look so much nicer with out big patio that will be under the deck.

I love the under painting! 

We had some issues with the fireplace. We have gas ran to the fire place but we decided to also do wood burning to begin with. Once they started placing my mantle and decorative columns they found out that since it is wood burning nothing combustible can be within 12'' from the sides and 20" on the bottom. This meant we couldn't take out hard wood floor all the way to the fireplace like we had originally wanted. It also meant no columns because they would be out further then the mantle. We spent two days playing around with ideas and finally decided to tile the floor in front of the fireplace with leftover tile from the kids bathrooms. Once they did that it looked great and I am really glad we decided to go that route! 

The shower and tub are both completed and they also look great! The majority of the light fixtures and hardwood floors showed up this week. 

Light Fixtures! 

A few of the light fixtures were hung but then everything came to a stand still over the long holiday weekend. It is so hard to be patient when I see all the parts to my house just sitting there. Building has definitely been a lesson on patience. 

After the 4th they came back and hung a few more light fixtures and framed up the back patio and front porch. The quotes for the closets came back and were more than we wanted to spend so we did what we are good at. Headed on down to the Lowes with my trusty notebook and pen and priced matched two awesome closet systems for the kids. Then we went on up the the Home Depot and bought all the shelving for our pantry. 

Another big thanks for my daddy for spending his Saturday helping us install all the shelving. We also planned out the designed for the shelving system in the master closet. Once the flooring is down we can get started on building the shelving. 

So Much Shelving!! I. CAN'T. WAIT. 😁

The weather seems good for the coming week so hopefully we will see some big changes this week!

Until next week!