Friday, October 7, 2016

The Countertops Are In!

They finally arrived!!  Our Silestone quartz countertops have been installed in our new kitchen and I couldn't be more pleased with them!  

The perimeter is a marble-looking 'Alabaster' and the island is a dark gray with veining 'Calypso'.
The workmen arrived early Wednesday morning and had the whole job completed in less than two hours.  There was only one seam and they used this contraption to seal it together.
Here are several shots I took tonight.  I've already started filling some of the cabinets.  :)
The great room is off one side of the kitchen/dining area.
You can see the grilling patio through the doorway.  J will be doing a lot of cooking out there so I need easy access for him!

Now if I can just get the washer and dryer out of the dining room!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  It's been a long process but each day we're getting a bit closer.  

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Saturday, October 1, 2016

Slow and Steady!

We've been making slow and steady progress on the new house.  I've been lax on posting these updates but I've been a bit busy trying to sell our current home, packing, moving boxes, attending Precious Daughter's showers and keeping up with the rest of our lives.  

Truth be told, the adding of trim and baseboard wasn't too exciting.

Now that those are finished, the last coats of paint are being added and we are expecting the counter tops to be installed 
the middle of this next week!

I do have some photos to share.

The concrete flat work for the patio and grilling porch was finished.
We chose to 'stamp' it in a stone pattern for texture.  
We are pleased with the look.

So is Sallie!
The hearth for the exterior fireplace was completed.  Our bricklayers were wonderful to work with!
J will add a pine mantle for now.  We may add a stone mantle later that matches the stone on the house.  For now though, he would like to use an old pine beam he found in one of the barns on his grandfather's farm.  

A side from all of the trim work, our carpenters finished the huge wall unit in the great room.  This was quite an undertaking but I love it!
The doors to the bottom cabinets are sitting on the box and the whole thing will be painted white.  The television will go in the center.  It really turned out larger than I had imagined but is in proportion to the room 
and will give me so much storage!!

The plantation shutters for the front windows and furniture for the great room have been ordered.  They should all be here by the end of October.

We plan to work slowly and carefully the week of Precious Daughter's wedding as to not be too sore to enjoy this special event.

But after that, it will be full cleaning mode for me!  
I would like for us to be all settled before Thanksgiving.

Thanks for visiting!  


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