Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Count down!

We have a little over 2 weeks to go until closing. We can't even contain ourselves.
The outside of the house is done. We are still waiting on a driveway and of course grading/sod. We are SO happy with how it turned out. I think we're going to paint the frame around the small window black. It looks like the odd window out!

Our fireplace was put in over this past weekend. It's still wet in this picture. It dried to a light gray in between the rocks. Can't wait to have a fire going on Christmas! 
Our island is now in the right spot and granite is on! It's so pretty.
This week, they are putting in the flooring

Monday, November 14, 2011

Good deals!

We got out settlement date in the mail this past week - Dec 9th!! It'll be here before we know it! The tile was put in the bathrooms and laundry, the whole house was painted, and our granite was installed. We are so happy with the color!
We STILL don't have siding on the house, but it was delivered over the weekend. We are hoping to see it up this week! Once we have siding, I'll update the pictures :)

We took advantage of some MAJOR pre-holiday sales. Ashley furniture was having a half off sale and the couch/love seat we wanted was already half off. We ended up paying 1500 for a couch, loveseat, and 2 end tables, free delivery, plus a 5 yr warranty that covers pet stains and tears (my dog is allowed on the furniture!). Every single seat reclines and it's super cozy.

Hogan - Mocha 2-Seat Reclining Sofa by Signature Design
We also bought a washer/dryer set. It's a platinum Samsung front loader - originally $1599.00 a piece. After sales and discounts, we got them for $693.00 a piece (pretax). WOW!

samsung washer and dryer

I can't wait to go black Friday shopping!! We are hoping to get just as good of a deal on our fridge and microwave.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

We have doors!

I stopped by the house yesterday after work. We have doors on rooms and closets, trim, window sills, and our cabinets are being put in! It looks beautiful!
The kitchen island is sitting in the morning room. I can't wait to see it all come together!!

My attempt at a picture of the master bath. They put up our mirrors & cabinets before painting. Is this normal??

I was surprised that the railing on the stairs goes all the way up! Love it!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

It's beginning to look like a real house!

I stopped by this weekend and all the drywall had been hung. So cool to see all the rooms!! For those unfamiliar with the Venice model - this is from the kitchen looking into the living room. Morning room w/sliders is to the left.

I was so excited I purchased 6 blinds (on sale at JC Penny's). Faux wood blinds will go in master bedroom & window in stairwell. Cordless cellular will go in office & in master bedroom closet

On schedule for this week:
  • Half brick (should be done today!)
  • Begin inside painting
  • Gas & electric should be hooked up by friday
  • Stone fireplace work begins friday
Almost forgot - we locked in today!! 4.0!! WOW!