Sunday, April 14, 2013

Building Our Home - Lighting, Electrical, and An Island

This is a sort of Part 2 Post, since I put so many photos in the last one and didn't want to burn you out. Here's the Part 1 Post, if you missed it yesterday.
 
On April 6, 2013 we noticed they had installed the cabinets. These are the cabinets in our Master Bathroom!
The next day on April 10, 2103, they installed the counter tops (with built-in sinks) in all our bathrooms. Below is our master:
 That same day, April 10, 2013, they had installed our light fixtures as well. We did an upgrade to get these lights, because the standard ones are those light bars that run all the way across the top of the mirror (with those round bulbs). To be honest, we wanted a darker hardware than the stainless steel, but the price difference was dramatic enough that it didn't make sense. It's on our "some day" to-do list.
 The next day, April 11, 2013 - we noticed they had built the framing that went around our tub and shower (see where the masking tape is?). I didn't realize that was going to be there and I don't know how I feel about it. It certainly will make giving the kids a bath in this tub virtually impossible - but it will be nice for my glasses of wine and candles when I'm taking a bath. I guess it just gives us an excuse not to let the kids in our tub. Hopefully we don't grow old in this house, because Lordy is it going to be hard to get in and out of that tub (look at how tall it is compared to our almost four-year-old...it's about hip-level height).
 They also installed all our electrical boxes, light switches, and our humidity fans in our bathrooms. This is the one in our master:
Here's our chandelier in our dining room:
 
We still need to pick out a lighting fixture for our eat-in kitchen area.
 
I know I've mentioned this before, but my dad and hubby are custom building an island for our new house. We ordered these legs which will go on the bar side. They arrived a few days ago and we're loving them! Connor thought it was a special gift just for him - until he saw what it was. Ha!
 Obviously we'll stain/paint them the color of the island (which we haven't decided yet...we're thinking a sort of antique black).
This isn't the most up-to-date photo of the island. But it's early in the morning and I don't want to walk down to the woodworking shop to take a new one. This photo, below, is from last weekend. They finished assembling the two boxes that make up the primary structure of the cabinets. Since this photo was taken, my dad has also cut out all the door fronts  and sides for the drawers and cabinets.
 
Yikes! It's getting so close and we haven't ordered blinds yet. We have so much left to do! Here are the things on my to-do list for pricing and ordering: concrete for backyard, blinds for whole house, privacy trees for backyard (we want to plant them as soon as we can - so they can start growing!), backsplash in kitchen, granite slab for island...and then we need to pick out paint colors for all the bedrooms (minus the master!). Anyone have an idea for our backsplash? You can see our cabinets in this post and the granite we've chosen is Santa Cecilia which looks like THIS. Any links to good ideas would be wonderful!

Yesterday, they started working on our roof tiles and did more landscaping - so I'm sure I'll have an update very soon!

4 comments:

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The legs for the island look exactly like ours!! I love them!! You have great taste. ;)

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Oh my goodness! If I could figure out how to incorporate your GORGEOUS teal, glass tiles into my backsplash, I'd be such a happy camper. Your kitchen is my DREAM kitchen!!! (We didn't have any white cabinet choices in our design options). Do you know where your tiles were from? Maybe they have them in a different color that would work in our kitchen!

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we have the same light fixtures! can you build steps up to the tub? that does seem extremely high!

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