Well our little one year olds birthday celebration was so much fun. I am so glad that we were able to have her party in our first home. We haven't even moved and I am already feeling nostalgic. The day after the party I started pulling down pictures and packing up our first floor. My husband thought I was crazy since my Mom hadn't even sold her house yet, but just one week later she had an offer! After a bit of back and forth a contract was made and signed. The very next day we were sitting in our SA's office changing our contract from contigent to non-contigent!! I can't even believe it! Her house was on the market for less than a month and a half. So now we wait for permits and should be getting started soon. In the meantime I thought I would list out all our selections since we had to finialize them all when changing the contract. I will try to be organized about it all as I go along.
*Elevation N - We fell in love with the front porch, metal roof and the multiple siding colors/styles. This was one of our biggest expenses, but we felt it was totally worth it.
*Roof - black
Main siding - Irish Thistle
Shingle style siding - Sandy Tan
Shutters - Brown
Front door - Fiery Brown
Brick - Red (can't remember the exact color name since there are three versions of red)
*Garage door upgrade, sod, landscaping, sprinkler system were all incentives included in our hood.
*All lighting/hardware/plumbing fixtures throughout house are oil rubbed bronze
*Family Room/Study carpet - we upgraded to level 2 since it was stain resistant. I can't find our flooing paperwork with names of colors, but it is a version of tan. You will see pics below.
*All other flooring is the level 1 natural colored oak wood.
* Fireplace on side wall of family room with flat screen tv mount above.
*Five speaker in ceiling surround sound with all components for tv wired in the hall coat closet. Hooray for no wires or buttons for little hands to play with!
*Kitchen - Espresso cabinets, molding above cabinets, venetian gold granite, stainless steel appliances, gas range, recessed lights.
*Morning room add on was another incentive.
*Deck - I think its 10x20. It goes to the edge of the house. We also added stairs since we have a dog.
*All carpet is level 1. I tried to match it to the family room carpet as close as possible.
*Master bath - Ceramic tile floor and shower/tub surround was an incentive. Again no color names. We did upgrade to level 2 I think. We chose the set up with the shower seat and glass surround.
*Double sinks in both bathrooms in white marble.
*All bathroom cabinetry is also espresso color.
*Laminate flooring in hall bath and laundry.
*Pull down attic access.
Lower Level (My Mom does not approve of it being called the basement):
*All carpet is level 1 in the creamy color.
*Full bath with laminate flooring, espresso cabinet, white ceramic tub surround.
*One wall will have a rough in for plumbing/microwave plug/ect. After closing we are installing an ikea kitchen.
*Larger storage room will also be finished with bi-fold doors leading to the laundry/utility room. No closet will be added, my Mom will just be getting an ikea wardrobe.
*After closing we will finish off the second storage room ourselves.
*Recessed lighting throughout.
I think the only thing I left off is celing fan rough ins in every room except the living room and 4th bedroom.
Once everything gets rolling I will be back with more updates!