Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Decision, Decisions

It's starting to become crunch time as far as decisions are concerned.  All of the 'Pins,' notes, discussions, etc. are all adding up to final decisions!  Here's a picture of my dining room table as I write.
I've tried using online idea boards to put all of my options together but nothing works quite as well for me as actually having the components right in front of me.  Here are most of them.

The drywallers have started working today.  They plan to have the wallboard hung this week and begin taping, too.  This company also does painting.  They will use Sherwin Williams paint and right now am leaning toward a "greige" color for most of the interior walls.  I originally thought about "Useful Gray," which you see below, second from the bottom.  After looking at it in different lights, I decided it has too much green in it.  My new choice is "Agreeable Gray."  You will see it a few pictures down. 
The two quartz examples are from Vicostone.  The dark is called Royal Grey, which will be on the island and the marble-looking one is called Statuario and it will be on the cabinets that are along the walls.  I'm considering either a plain white matte subway tile or a lightly veined matte subway tile for the back splash. 
I'm leaning toward the white as I don't really like the look of the two patterns competing.  Either way, both options will be easy to clean (no marble here!).  This girl likes to cook and can really make a mess when she does!
The cabinet color I've chosen is close to SW Marshmallow (#7001).  The cabinet maker uses a different type of paint but his color was close to this color.   I'm feeling better about the new wall color choice, Agreeable Gray, and hope SW still mixes it.  My paint fan is a few years old (from my SIL) but I'm sure they can still find the recipe.  There won't be much wall space around the cabinets as they will go to the ceiling but most of the house will have this color.
The two upstairs bathrooms will have this for the flooring with dark wood vanities.  Since they will have limited natural light, I think I'll go with the lighter shade in this color family, "Incredible White."  I'm really liking the new luxury vinyl tile (LVT) flooring.  This stuff is sturdy, yet beautiful!  It will also be in our mudroom, laundry room and master closet.  The rest of the flooring on the main floor will be site-finished hardwood in a medium brown tone.  The wood floors at our current house are the 1980's orangy color.  I love my real hardwood, just not in love with the color anymore.
The finished basement rooms will have this LVT in a rustic wood look.  J's lodge area (no caves in my house!) will have some old barn siding on a couple of walls and this flooring looks good with that.  
The only carpet will be on the stairs leading to the basement.  We've chosen the Berber carpet next to the LVT sample.  It's called "Cornhusk."

The drywall was delivered late last week.  Here, J's giving a tour to our future son-in-law.  This is the dining area.
The great room
J's lodge room
Brickwork on the front is complete!  The bricklayers have moved to the garage now.  They will probably be here another two weeks.

That's our building project update for now.  I can't wait to show you more when we actually have SOLID walls!  Thanks for stopping by.  

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Creations By Cindy said...

Awe. everything is coming so nicely together. Oh the decisions to make!!! I know with your good taste you will make the right ones! Thanks for sharing how things are going. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Pat said...

Lady of The Manor,
You have some absolutely lovely choices for your new home, dear one!
Patience is not one of my better traits!
Wishing you all the best as you continue!

Vanessa said...

Wow, how lovely are the flooring. It's so fun to pick out flooring for your new home. Lovely and can't wait to see when it's all done. Thank you for linking up at Dishing it and Digging it link party. We love having you.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

All these choices must be so much fun, but also scary too. I"m liking your colours and look forward to seeing pictures of the finished house - the outside looks amazing.

Rosie M. said...

I know you must be anxious making so many decisions, but it sure is fun to watch all your progress and listen to your reasoning. I look forward to each new post and can't wait to see the final product. You have a wonderful sense of color and you obviously have a "look" in mind, so I say just keep going with your instincts! Thanks for taking the time to share this adventure with us! Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

Stacey said...

So exciting!! It's hard to pick paint when you are building. We built our last house and the builder included a real life decorator to help with things. She did just what you are doing. At that point in time, I might not have made sure the floor and counters and paint all went together. She also checked the wood color of cabinets and things.

I don't have Agreeable Gray but lot of people in blogland really love it!

Chloe Crabtree said...

When we bought our 'new to us' home last year, my husband really wanted to build new. Unfortunately our community is 100% build out and that was not an option. I don't envy you having to make all of those decisions. I told him I am glad I can just make one or two decisions at a time, as we decorate and renovate! I am sure you are very excited! Good luck with all of the decision-making!

Art and Sand said...

Decisions Decisions.

We have done several remodels and the decisions part was my least favorite.

Thanks for sharing with SYC.

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to see the pictures

Christine @ Rustic-Refined said...

Loving the progress you've made and the choices. I think agreeable grey is almost a dead match for what is on my living room walls. And I hope you love it as much as I do!

Mary K. said...

You have made some lovely choices Zenda. Your home is going to be gorgeous when it is done. I like the gray wall color y ou have chosen as it is not too dark and those wood floors are warm and beautiful.

Decor To Adore said...

I too like to see the options in front me. Great choices! Thank you for linking up to Thoughts of Home on Thursday. We really appreciate you! Have a wonderful weekend!

Stephanie said...

Oh my, you have been quite busy, haven't you! I think you have made some wonderful and lovely choices and I can't wait to see the end result :)

Happy weekend! Hugs!

carol@The Red Painted Cottage said...

So exciting! We put a huge addition on our previous house 30 years ago and I really enjoyed picking and choosing everything for it. I know some people who hate that process, but not me. I love your selections and I'm excited to see it all come together.

Snap said...

Exciting! Dreams coming true!

trishie said...

I love all the neutral grey and white tones you're using. They're my top picks too, clean and classic and never goes out of style

The Charm of Home said...

Wow! THat is looking amazing! I love the interior finishes too! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

Jacqueline said...

What a treat! I just love building and this is a gorgeous home! How exciting for you!

Keri said...

Yay!! This is such a super exciting time for you and I'm so happy for you and your husband to be able to plan out just how you want your new home!! I love picking out colors and flooring and all that good stuff. It looks like your having a marvelous time doing so too! Can't wait to see more!!