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.
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 roomJ'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.