Friday, September 15, 2017

Tile, counters and paint in the new house!

Hello hello! I'm excited to share the latest house updates with you! These are brand-spanking-new photos, just taken this morning. Let me tell you...the drywall/paint process was literally like watching paint dry. It felt like it took for.ev.er. For about two months it seemed like not a whole lot was happening, even though we knew plenty was getting done.

But the past couple of weeks we've had a TON of progress! Something new happens every day and it's something we can SEE. That's always fun. ;) 

The paint was finished this week and I went with Agreeable Gray from Sherwin Williams in the whole house. I loved it SO much in my winning Design Dash room and was planning to paint our old family room and kitchen in it as well. It is a lovely neutral color. 

This is my office and it doesn't look like much -- but it's going to be awesome when I'm done with it. I have big plans in this space!:
future office space

The best part? This room is done other than flooring and outlets. I'm taking a light from our last house to put in here. 

I don't think I've share our bathroom yet? Lots of progress in here! We were at the house yesterday evening and went in this morning to see all of this tile!:
ceramic tile that looks like marble

That tile is ceramic but looks like marble. Love it. It's going in the mud/laundry as well. Most days we stop by in the morning and then at night, and it's been fun to see so much get done every day. These crews work their butts off! 

It's funny because some of the areas I'm most excited about in this house are the smallest -- our storage/coat closet in the mud room, the pantry, and this shower in our master. I've shaved my legs balancing like a (not-so-graceful) flamingo for more than 13 years. I can't even imagine having this much space in a shower!! 

Another spot we're really happy with is the covered porch:
covered porch with big windows

We have been day dreaming of future evenings out here for months. I LOVE the detail on the ceiling! We didn't even notice it was finished till we looked at these pictures. So much has been done lately, it's almost hard to keep track. It will get painted white (I think it's white anyway, I need to check on that).  

The cement was poured last week -- funny how exciting a driveway is when you're waiting on your house to be finished! :) 

The kitchen doesn't look too different from last time, but the granite was installed!:
gray island white cabinets

The island will be butcher block and I'm not sure when that will be in. Can't wait to see that! Some of the trim was wrong (the island end piece and some crown) so we're still waiting on that. The hardware is supposed to be installed soon and that's another one I'm excited to see! (As you can tell, there isn't much I'm NOT excited about!)

I've always wanted to add a barn door to our house, but our old home didn't have a good spot. I've been eyeing this wall for months:
white five panel doors

The wall to the right is really long and I'm already stumped at what to do with it. I think the door will give it some interest. (It will need to clear the switches obviously.) I'm thinking of building something with a slightly more modern look instead of the traditional barn door. 

I didn't go with black interior doors for two reasons. The costs were adding up and it was a project I knew I could do myself at some point. And like our last house, I want to live in this one before I make big decor decisions. I know they would look fantastic, but I don't know yet if this house calls for it -- we'll just have to see!

The railings are in and the spindles are painted -- they wait till the end to install those and the steps: 
dark stair railings with white balusters

As much as I am dying to see it all in, I appreciate that they do that. Too much traffic up and down these for the next few weeks and we don't want them damaged. The treads have been stained and look  BEAUTIFUL! The stained steps were one thing I knew I wanted in this forever house -- our wood steps and white risers are one of my favorite parts of our old one. 😊

And finally, the room that is already our favorite...the family room: 
two story fireplace

I have big plans in here and so far they do NOT include built ins! Can you believe it? I may change my mind -- I have an idea of what I want to do but that may not be what we end up with. That's the fun part of a new house! Who knows what will happen? :) 

You can see all of the finishes we picked for the house in this post. Next up is flooring -- I keep saying when the hardwoods go in it will be so close to done! The next big thing after that is lighting. It feels like we're getting close...I'm so excited I can barely stand it! I would LOVE to decorate this house for Halloween...we're crossing our fingers that will happen. 🎃

29 comments:

  1. So beautiful and so much personalizing left for you. I am not betting on the "no built-ins"! What??? No haint blue on the porch ceining? ;)

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    1. Ha! I know, right?? We'll see what happens. I thought about blue but I'm not sure it fits in with the style of our house. I may do it in the future because it does help with bugs!

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  2. Love all your finishes! We are building right now too and have picked a lot of the same finishes. I have a question for you. I share your love of window seats and wondered if there is a thing as too many? I'm have a sunroom I will definitely be putting window seats but am considering some in the main family room as well, but they are next to each other. Is that too much? Thanks for your opinion!

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    1. You're asking the wrong girl cause I don't think there could ever be too many. ;) It will probably depend on how many for each room? I would do your sunroom first and then see how you think it would look in the family room! Live with it for awhile first.

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  3. It looks beautiful! We picked Agreeable Gray when we built two years ago and I still LOVE it. It's the perfect neutral, is light and bright but brings some warmth to the room. I know you have been crazy busy but I sent you an email a few weeks ago because we are being transferred to the mid West and thinking Indiana will be our state of choice. I had asked if you could recommend any particular areas that are great for young families- good schools, pools, parks, etc. My husband and I will be out there in two weeks to look at different areas.

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    1. Another Hoosier here! I am a bit biased but go with any place in Hamilton County (Westfield, Carmel, Fishers...) and you will be thrilled. It is a fantastic area to raise a family, and the schools are top notch! Good luck.

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  4. I'm excited to see the finished space! It's always so nice to re-imagine your belongings in a new space. Halloween will be fun, but it's hard not to jump forward to decorating for Christmas. That staircase???!!

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    1. By the time we get in I may just jump to Christmas. (Don't tell my husband.) :)

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  5. I did matching dressers in my built in space. Can't wait to see what you do!

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  6. Do you know the name of the bathroom tile? I love it and we are also currently building :)

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  7. I trying to figure out countertops...I have an island that I was thinking of putting butcherblock....Is your island going to have overhangs ..you know with stools underneath...mine right now is 5' x 6' with 2 sides of overhangs and i didn't know if butcherblock would work....

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    1. Yes, it will have stools. I bet it would! Ours will be about four by eight feet and they say it will be fine. I think I'll add some decorative columns to each side of the island later on though. Going to have to see how it looks first.

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  8. Sarah,
    You and your family deserve this new journey; enjoy every second. Appreciate keeping us updated.

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  9. I love seeing the progress; it's so exciting! Do you have plans to change the trim to your craftsman trim down the road?

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    1. Not yet! I will have to see. Our old house had teeny tiny trim and this is a bit wider. The windows have trim in the new house too, and I added it in the old one. We'll just have to see -- I'll for sure share if I do!

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  10. Those windows on the back porch are beautiful! For some reason they don't put in pretty windows in new homes in the south. Our kitchens are so similar! I can't wait to see how you decorate yours!

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  11. So do you like looking at a TV over a fireplace? I've always felt it seemed s high up. Curious if that's what you're going to do. Some built in benches on the side of the fireplace with storage and maybe floating shelves over them would be nice.

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    1. I actually LOVE having the TV over the fireplace. I fought it for awhile in the old house but love having one focal point in the room. This room is so big we won't have to look up much, but in the old house we did a little and it never really bothered me.

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  12. what is the name of the granite countertops?

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    1. I share the names for both in this post! :) http://www.thriftydecorchick.com/2017/08/the-finishes-and-lighting-for-our-new.html

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  13. Can't wait till you're doing the decorating.

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  14. I think some sort of architectual sliding "barn" door might work in your kitchenm to the right of the doorway.
    Lots of great light in your new home. How fun we get to see the completed house, and you slowly turn into your "home". Can't wait!!!!

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  15. please share what granite countertops you got. Love them!!!!

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    1. I share the names for both in this post! :) http://www.thriftydecorchick.com/2017/08/the-finishes-and-lighting-for-our-new.html

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  16. So exciting! As much as I love built-ins, I just think of it's yet another place to dust. Can't help it.

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  17. So. stinking. exciting!!! Omg I can hardly imagine the first sleep there!
    I'm so happy for you! Oo, the porch!
    Chrissy

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