Sunday, September 4, 2016

A Little Drama and a Whole Lot of Progress

These last two weeks have been eventful and a bit stressful but we continue to make good progress on the new house.


We had a bit of drama this week.  I received the updated counter top bid after the final measurements.  The price literally doubled from the original bid in January!  We hadn't signed a contract and it wouldn't have been valid after so many months, however, I was shocked the increase was so dramatic!  We spent the next day finding a different supplier and the new Silestone quartz choices are quite similar to my original choices.  The perimeter counters will be Arabesque 
and the island will have Calypso

These won't be installed now until the first week of October.  Hopefully most of the other work will be complete by then and we won't be delayed too long.

The exciting news includes the fascia, soffit and gutter work was completed  and now the exterior looks more finished. 
We've had a lot of storms this summer and J had been worried rain might blow up under the eaves.  Now that this work is done, he just has to install the underground guttering to drain the rainwater away from the house.  He's been 'itching' to do some dirt work so that will probably happen this week.

The soffit guys also installed the pine boards in the ceiling of the grilling patio.  
They did a great job but J and Favorite Son finished the trim work.  
Now all we need is the concrete poured.

Inside work included installation of the cabinets!  I just love them!! Here, the cabinet guys are installing them. 
The kitchen cabinets are a soft white and I love how they look with the wood floors!
The base cabinets in the great room were installed and will be painted white when the shelving units above them are finished.  This room is a lot bigger than I originally thought.  I will certainly have plenty of storage space!
The cabinets in my craft room were also delivered.  These were built by a different craftsman and I will paint them myself.  (Look how dusty my beautiful floors are!  Yikes!!)
Our shower stall was added.  Although we really like it, we noticed a couple of problems and will have the installers come back to fix our concerns.  I'm pleased with the over all look, though.
The last addition this past week was the accent wall in J's lodge room and WOW, is it stunning!!
J tore down an old barn years ago and has always wanted to use that wood some way in our new home.  He decided this room would be his so our finish carpenters worked on his wall this week.  We think it looks almost like a work of art!
I've been doing a little furniture shopping, as well.  We're planning on replacing the"existing seating" with something a bit more comfortable!!  Lol!

Thanks for stopping by and seeing what we've been up to.  I hope you are having a fun and safe holiday weekend!  We are planning to spend Monday on the lake with family.  Enjoy your first full week of September!


Linking to:

Make It Pretty Monday
Dishing It and Digging It


13 comments:

Kim said...

Oh wow! Your home is turning out just beautifully. Your kitchen is a dream. Love the white cupboards and the bench top and island are perfect. Oh my goodness, your craft room is HUGE!! The cupboards in there are fabulous. I can't wait to see your home finished with all your furnishings and personal touches in place.

Sylvia said...

I love all the glass doors on your cabinets. Your home is beautiful.

Anonymous said...

It all looks so amazing! You have to be beyond excited to be seeing it all come together as you imagined it.

Kailani said...

what a stunning home you are creating! Every room/location is to die for!

Mary K.- The Boondocks Blog said...

That lodge room is a stunner. I love the accent wall. But the kitchen is also very, very elegant. And your craft room is making me jealous. You are truly blessed with this amazing home.

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Wow, everything looks stunning! I am so happy for you. Little by little, the house is getting finished. The kitchen looks beautiful with the white cabinets. Great choices. How sweet to have a great craft room and a lodgy room for hubby. I see lots of storage, which is aLways a plus. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful home update at DI&DI.

Creations By Cindy said...

Oh my mercy! Everything is really coming together! Girlfriend...I am drooling over your kitchen! Love the colors you've got going on. I look forward to your updates. The Lord is surely blessing in spite of the little drama! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Stacey said...

Ahh!! I love everything. Your kitchen is to die for...it's the kind of kitchen that everybody wants these days. Love the accent wall and your cabinets are gorgeous.

FABBY'S LIVING said...


OMG! Your kitchen is coming out FABULOUS !!! Love it my friend, how terrific it is to be making something new and an entire house, wow!
Can't wait to see it finished.
My work is half way done too. The bathroom of the guest rooms is really coming along lovely as we wanted it. Thanks for asking and for your visit.
My tip for not sticking cakes in pans is as follows: For the very intricate ones I usually 'oil spray' them in every crevice and then I drizzle it with 'bread-crumbs' NOT flour and that does it, it never, ever fails, as you can see. My dear Mil gave me the secret and the tip.
Hugs,
FABBY

Art and Sand said...

So exciting to see everything coming together.

Thanks for sharing with SYC.

carol@The Red Painted Cottage said...

The kitchen cabinets are stunning! And the lodge room walls are awesome. I love everything about your new house and I'm really enjoying this process.

The Charm of Home said...

Oh, wow! How beautiful! Keep me posted I can't wait to see it all finished!! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

I just love the warm white with the wood floors. And your hubbies wood wall is a work a art! All of it is so pretty!