Monday, May 21, 2012

We have cabinets!!!!

Cabinets and bathroom countertops are in, first coat of paint is done!

Here are some pictures from our trip yesterday morning:


Family room/Recreation room

Kitchen - Maple Espresso cabinets

Our awesome PM added the molding as a wedding gift. A beautiful surprise!!

View into living room

View from living room

Stairs leading to 3rd floor

Love the 2-panel doors! We're the first to have them in our community.

Another view of my favorite room to include the pantry

Guest bath - Maple Spice

And the countertop

Guest bath

Office/3rd bedroom - notice the brick on the floor

2nd bedroom

Master bath double vanity

Dual shower that will be marriage-saving

 And onto some concerns we have:

All the cabinet edges are unfinished. Will they be stained later?

This wall looks like it is crooked (heading left) but I may just be crazy.

This is ugly to me and I hope something will be added to the stairs!

Our bedroom eyesore that I read about on other blogs.
We have 3 of these. The master closet is wedged between both bathrooms and houses 2 of these so why couldn't the 3rd go in there?!?!?

All the edges of the bottom steps have chunks out of them, which I hope won't be noticable once the carpet is installed.

Some genius left their iced-coffee cup upside down on our island cabinet drawer while it was still wet and left a ring! If it leaves a permanent mark I will ask that it be replaced.

I'm not sure if you can see in this picture, but in several areas of the house (most noticably the basement) there is several water marks that look like leaks. However, I'm hoping it is something else that was too watered dow when they were painting? Emailing PM today.

Hardware is crooked. We only added the hardware because we didn't think we could get them all straight and didn't want to put multiple holes in our cabinets. I understand that it would be asking a lot for them all to be perfectly straight. But this particular cabinet bothers me because the doors close toward each other and I notice it from a distance. It's driving me crazy!!!

Tile and granite are going in this week, and I have been gathering estimates to add a deck on the back of the kitchen after settlement (when after settlement - I don't know). I'm highly anticipating the granite, because we chose Santa Cecilia which varies widely in color and I'm afraid it might come in too yellow/gold-ish. The tile we chose may not match if it does come in more gold than off-white/tan. We shall see.

I will post more pictures this week!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Now that the Honeymoon is over...we have one month until closing!!!

I haven't posted in awhile due to the fact that Kevin and I got married 3 weeks ago!!! We jetted off to Disney with my whole family for our honeymoon and then as soon as we got home we got word that my husband was needed in California on business. So I figured now would be a good time to finally upload some pictures since I have some time alone! We are supposed to settle either June 18th or 19th, and a lot has been going on since we've been gone! The brick is up on the front and siding installed on the side and back of the house, as well as the shutters. The first coat of paint is on, all of the trim and cabinets are installed, the bathroom countertops, and the granite has been measured. It is finally looking like our home now that the specific options we chose are coming to life.

Here are some pictures from our last trip to the house:

Master bath with dual showerheads
Before drywall

Future office (smallest bedroom) pre-drywall

Guest bath

Living room pre-drywall

View of kitchen and dining area from living room

Kitchen pre-drywall

Living room


Front view from a very close view

Family room door

View from guest bedroom straight thru the guest bath to the master bath


Looking out our kitchen door

Rear view ;)

Me in my future favorite place - my kitchen

Downstairs family room

Downstairs window

Guest room pre-drywall

And finally...a picture of us on our honeymoon!
Animal Kingdom at Disney World

This upcoming week will bring lots of stone! All of our tile flooring and granite will be installed. Our second coat of paint will also be applied. We will post pictures once he comes back from California and we go take a look at it on Sunday. Now that the wedding and honeymoon are over, we will be posting every time we go to the house or hear anything new!

By the way, does anyone know how to flip a picture when posting it, or do I have to edit it myself first? Any advice would be helpful. Thank you!