OH my word. This week has been nonstop! I have been rocking a pony tail for weeks now and things just don't seem to be slowing down. I'm feeling the need to do a time management post in the near future because I have really had to work to figure out a way to manage my schedule so that I can fit everything in. Like time to shower. Building a house is so much work! My mom keeps saying "I tried to warn you...." :) But honestly, even though we've reached a new level of crazy around here I am loving the process. It is so amazing seeing something that was all in my head actually come to life! Here is a peek of what things are looking like so far...
The gate into our little neighborhood - I was standing in front of where our driveway will be.
Nothing to do with the house, but I think the view is pretty so I'm sharing it with you. :)
This is the formal living room you will see right when you walk in the front door.
This is the right wall of the living room.
Addison dancing around the hallway in her Smurf pajamas. The kids clearly already feel at home.
Now we are entering the kitchen! Woot Woot!! This picture shows my bay window. Oh the decisions that have had to be made about that one window! We basically turned the whole house the way we did so that I could have my bay window. And I am still debating how it is going to look because it pops out so far and didn't turn out quite the way I pictured. I'll share more details once I figure things out myself. Or I won't because I'll remember that nobody but me really cares about this bay window. Or I will because Kenny is so sick of hearing about this bay window and I need to talk to someone about it!
Fridge/freezer and cabinets along the left wall. I am still debating minor kitchen details. Like how many clear cabinets vs. closed cabinets, what the counter tops will be (leaning towards quartz), etc. I can't wait to be hanging out in my kitchen! Toasting Eggo waffles and microwaving frozen pizza for all! ;) Speaking of microwaves, we are leaning towards getting this built-in microdrawer:
Do any of you have a microdrawer? Love it? Hate it? I would love to hear what you think if you've used one before! Because I never have. And the microwave will be the most used appliance in our house so it's pretty important. :)
We have stairs!!
|View from the top.|
The girls were so excited to finally be able to walk up the stairs and see where their rooms will be.
The girls' rooms are connected by a bathroom they will share. Their two rooms have french doors leading out onto a balcony. They haven't put the floor down, but in this picture you can see how the balcony is framed. We have such pretty views so we included balconies on the front and back of the house. Kenny felt like Kole wasn't getting a fair deal since his room is on the side of the house without a balcony with views. Clearly he forgot the cardinal rule: girls always come first. (You would think my husband would understand this by now.) ;) So we added a fun pop out window that will have a bench seat for Kole (with organized baskets below for me! - ha!)