Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Building Our Home: Landscape, Appliances, and Granite

We knew the landscape crew were getting ready to do sod because they had graded the yard and also put the separation between where the planter and grass were going to be (and had already planted two trees and several plants), so we were stalking the house. When we showed up on April 15, 2013 the house looked like this:
 They had also completed the roof (this is obviously taken from very far away - which is why you can see the dumpster that is across the street from our house and the light post):
 They had also started the fence for the side of our house:
 On April 16, 2013 they installed the sod!!! It looked amazing!! The only thing they had left to do on the outside of the house was paint the front door and do paint touch-ups.
 
 Then when we went inside we saw they had installed our beautiful santa cecilia granite:
 And our not-so-beautiful linoleum (our plans are to replace that with tile in the next year...I'd like to say that we'll do that in the next few months, but our "to do in the next few months" list seems to be growing at an exponential rate):
 Here's a better angle of our front landscape
On April 18, 2013 we saw that they had installed our stainless steel cooktop:
 And the stainless steel sink (Yikes! Do you see the faucet? We just ordered a new one that should be here in a few days!). I posted the picture of our new faucet on instagram:
 Here's a picture of the cooktop and oven. I love, love, love it!!
They also installed the mirrors in the bathrooms:
 Here's a zoomed out view of our kitchen (complete with cabinets, granite, and stainless steel appliances):
 On April 20, 2013 my mom came over to check out the house and so she was able to get a photo of us in front of the house! They painted the front door and the trim:
We saw that they had completed our staircase. I just adore it! It was an expensive upgrade, but I'm really glad we did it - because I think it's something we would have regretted NOT doing. Connor and Izzy were willing to pose for the photo. Aiden, on the other hand, only wanted to be held by his Mama.
 The top of the stairs (Plus Daddy and Isabella):
By Monday, they were completely done with the house, minus a few tiny paint touch-ups and nicks in the wall and the carpet installation. By Tuesday, they were already installing the carpet! The superintendent told us on Monday that he was actually ahead of schedule. Woot Woot! He will meet his 100% completion date by April 29 (in 5 days) and then it's up to escrow how quickly we're able to get into the house. We are set to sign our papers at the end of this week and they are hoping we can close on the 30th or May 1st. Oh please, please, please let us meet the deadline for our painter to start on May 2nd!!
 
I have been taking pictures of our kitchen island progress and I can't wait to show you those! It really is going to be amazing!

6 comments:

andreadawley said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

everything is looking great! I don't think the linoleum looks bad at all!

Lisa Prather said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

How exciting! The house looks great!

Amy Smith said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Your house is so beautiful! I can't wait to see it all finished! You must be so excited!

Mrs. Howard said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh my goodness! I am SO excited!!

Mrs. Howard said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thank you so much, Lisa!

Mrs. Howard said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Yes, I agree. I was kinda surprised how okay the linoleum looked. I just know it won't last long with kids and dogs!

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