Saturday, January 28, 2012

Last chance?

So this is the last full "normal" weekend here, next Sunday the movers arrive to start packing. Brian will also be home next weekend so this may be the last of the in progress photos we get (unless he swings by after work one night, which I'm not asking him to do). He went by today and there has been a LOT of work in just the last few days. He sent a ton of photos that I love, some may be boring to you but I'm including them just to have it all recorded :)

All our landscaping and sod went in. Beware, the grass is a bit of a shocker. The entire town (state?) uses a type of grass that turns brown in the winter. It's not dead, I promise.
Looking out onto the landscaping, some cute little grass thingys? That's the technical term, you know.

Wonder which kid will fall on those rocks first? The color is off from his phone pic, our garage doors are actually pretty dark.

Exterior recessed lighting is installed, as are the gutters and copper trim.
Moving on into the kitchen. They did the backsplash in the last couple of days. I'm so happy with it. It's tumbled marble set at a diagonal.

The butler's pantry door are glass.

Cooktop waiting to be installed.

Ovens have gone in!

Our big ol pantry.

This is an angle he hasn't sent before, I had no idea that the side of the island contained so many drawers!

Dishwasher going in. Brian, knowing me, also sent pictures of all the model numbers so that I can go online (obsessively?) and check out all the features. He knows me well.
He also sent the below picture so when I can figure out the appliances before we get there. Hmmm, convection is going to require a learning curve.
This is similar to my current pantry. Thinking I could use these for storage containers? You know I'm planning out where all the glasses, plates....are going before we get there, right? I can't sleep at night.

Sometimes Brian includes little captions with the photos he sends, this one was, "Your favorite picture yet...a dream within the dream." It's true, I've been wanting this sort of thing. I dream of trash cans that are hidden in my dream home.

Humidifier, and one of the three thermostats.

Moving on to the bathroom fixtures. Sink faucets

The builder read my mind. When I saw the old shower pic I was wishing there was a second shelf to utilize the space better. I didn't say anything but it magically appeared!

Looking into our bathroom from the bedroom. You can see the Baja Dunes paint color here.
See that little light switch on the wall there? That is to the reading lamps over my head, eeek!

All the bathroom fixtures are the same throughout the house. Four full and one half bath. That is a WHOLE lot of toilets to clean, oy.

Towel bar and toilet paper holder, cause we're all curious, right!?  Also same throughout the house. By the way, I love that there aren't little springy things to take off to refill the roll.

the laundry room has a standard drop in sink and faucet. 
Another shot of the built-ins and fireplace in the great room.

I quick jump outside before we head upstairs. Half of the back porch is a pavilion where we'll put the outdoor table and chairs. They've installed the recessed lighting, not sure if the fan is up yet or not. Here you also catch a glimpse of the painted brick. I love painted brick, not sure what my dad would have thought of that though :)
Bedrooms are really hard to get a shot of. The below four are Kendall's room. Funny thing, Kendall has no idea what the room looks like but she has informed us that she is having the room on the left. She also likes to stand on the left side of the stroller when we're out. Guesses why anyone? Because she has an L in her name. Oy. Ironically this room has a smaller closet and a slightly smaller sink area in the bathroom. Wondering if she'll change her mind once we're there.
Straight ahead into her closet. Shelves in the closet are on each side, I believe.

Honestly not a lot of furniture options. We're thinking we will get a daybed eventually since it will have to be against the wall. Out Kendall's door, across the hall you go up a couple of steps and enter my office. The original plan (of the builder) was for it to be a media room. I love movies, Brian has taken me to ONE movie in the course of our relationship, our first date (false advertisement, I say). Anyway, the space was much better utilized as my office/studio, hee hee.

She has a little nook where her desk will go. Originally we planned for the builder to build it in. He has forgotten and we've decided it's much cheaper to buy one anyway. Bathroom to the right there.

Kate's room. You can see how there is access into her sink room but outside the door there is also access to the Jack/Jill bath. This was a big deal to us. Another house we looked at also had a Jack/Jill bath upstairs but if anyone was upstairs that was the only bathroom to use and you would have to go into a bedroom to get to it. This house has that hall access to the bathroom but also another one in Jack's bedroom. It's just more practical.

In the playroom there is a great closet for storage. We also have walk-in attic access (no stairs needed) for storage as well.
Looking through the french doors to the catwalk and on to Jack's big boy room. 

Jack's room: his bathroom is on the left and the closet just to the right.

I think that covers it! We're almost there! The carpet goes down on the 8th and after that it's just a punch list to go through. Still some lighting and little things between now and then.

Just got an email from Brian that he is uploading a video of the girls' rooms to YouTube, ha!!

1 comment:

  1. "Well done on the appliances"...that's from my Brian to yours!

    We've been casually looking at houses and I so want to gut a kitchen and do a complete remodel!