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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

We Have A Roof!

Hey guys!

Last week, George and I were able to go to Peoria and work on some house stuff.  We got a TON done, and I'm feeling much more at ease with the decisions we've made.

We met with an electrician and home audio guy.  At this appointment, we walked through the entire house picking where we wanted our cable jacks, outlets, light switches, home audio stuff, etc.  It was a super chilly morning, so I started saying, "I don't care" more and more.  My toes were freezing!  During these walkthroughs, I was able to snap some updated pictures of the house.

This is our great room, sun room off of the kitchen, and you can see a small part of the kitchen on the far left.

This is the "sun room" in the basement.  I'm hoping that this will be a workout room with a treadmill, bike, and weights.

Here is the downstairs living room that connects to the basement bar/kitchen.  My favorite part is the fireplace downstairs.  I can't wait to have gas fireplaces!  They make everything so cozy.

This is probably one of my favorite parts about this house... the closet.  I know that I wont have the space for an island, but I'm hoping to do a peninsula eventually.

We were also able to officially mark our slabs or granite and marble.  This has been a somewhat tedious process for us, but now that it's done, it feels great.

I can't believe that I didn't take a picture of the kitchen granite!  So here is a picture of "Juperana Persa," that looks really similar to ours.

Our kitchen is going to be warm brown tones with "greige" walls (Revere Pewter).

The basement has darker grey walls and everything is a little more industrial and modern.  This granite is is my absolute favorite.  If you look at it up close, there are a ton of clear and silver flecks.

Master Bath
For the master bath, we're doing honed marble.  At first, I was a little worried about marble being a little softer and more porous.  This "Imperial Danby" marble is one of the harder kinds, so it should be fine, especially in a master bathroom. I love the streaks of black and brown.  It will match our shower and tub tile perfectly.

Next, we picked out plumbing fixtures and lighting.  I was super bad about taking pictures, so I only have a few.

This is the light fixture that we will have in our entry.  The dining and breakfast nook will be similar, but not the same.  I also chose this faucet for the kitchen in stainless steel.  It will go really well with our farmhouse sink.

That's all I have for the house updates!  We're going back in December, so I can't wait to see how far they've come then.

What do you think so far?


  1. Wow your house is huge! That's so fun. Looking good so far!

  2. Loving all of this!! The next house we move to we will be building ourselves so I am enjoying living vicariously through you while I live in a 2 bedroom apartment :) There is something so exciting and I bet overwhelming about picking out every detail of your home and not settling for a preset choices. Are you working with an architect to design your home individually or a builder that has worked in the neighborhood?

  3. How fun that you get to pick out all your home stuff! I love the granite and marble you picked out. That marble is going to look amazing in your master bath! I can't wait to see it all when it's finished! I'm sure it'll be gorgeous!!

  4. It is so awesome that you are able to design every little aspect of your new home! I'm loving all of your ideas, colors, etc! My favorite room is the sunroom/work out room! That's going to be amazing! Can't wait to see what it looks like next time!

  5. So awesome to see how far its come!! Starting to really take shape. Love the granite colors you chose!

  6. Oooooooooo so pretty! Loving the marble and granite! Roof! Yippie! Sorry you are maxing out on it! At least it's getting done and progress is getting made! Soon you'll be there and this will all be in the past! Can't believe it! :)

  7. LOVE that faucet! The great room/sun room looks like it'll be the perfect place to relax.

  8. WOW! Gorgeousss...I can't wait to see pictures when it is finished! I bet you are so excited everytime something big gets finished - one step closer! :))

    xx em

  9. This is SO exciting. I cannot wait for the day we can build a house. Keep the pictures coming!!!! Please :)

  10. It's going to be a beautiful house! Can't wait to see the progress continue. Love all of your choices.

  11. Yay, girl! Looks beatiful. I have loved seeing the progress and process.

    ~ Ashley @ A Cute Angle

  12. How cool to be able to see your house being built from the ground up and make all the decisions from start to finish. You're very fortunate to have the resources!

  13. Even though I'm horrible at picturing what houses look like before they're done, I can tell yours is gonna be beautiful! :)

  14. Oh my goodness looks beautiful so far and it's just plywood!!! Ha! I admire you for being able to make all those decisions. I am such an indecisive person so I think this would literally lead me to being on anti-anxiety medication because I would get all worked up over every single decision! I know it will turn out beautiful! I can't wait to see more pictures!

  15. Holy gorgeous house! Like, OMG. I cannot even imagine! So nice!

  16. How exciting!! You'll be moved in before you know it :)

  17. Thanks for sharing, please keep an update about this info. love to read it more. i like this site too much.

  18. I'd love it if you'd share more about your new home construction! We are building our first home as well, and there doesn't seem to be much advice online. I know things differ by builder and location, but any information you have about the process, timeline, and even potential issues to watch out for would be much appreciated. I love your design choices by the way!


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