Sunday, August 7, 2011

We've Moved!

After a week or so... I can officially say we are moved in. Most of our "projects" are done. Most of the boxes are "unpacked". What we are now calling the Front Bedroom and the Back Bedroom (currently empty rooms that will house guests and future kids) hold some packed boxes. But I am excited to showcase our house. It's just plain awesome.

Exterior

I haven't taken pictures of EVERYTHING. I'm mostly covering the important rooms. If you really want to see it all, come visit! I can't wait to have guests over... especially my family. December is too far away at this point. Anyway, here is the outside as it currently stands. We expect to have sod within the next two weeks. [TIP: You can click on the slideshow to get a bigger picture.]

Living Room

I am extremely happy with how the living room turned out. It's taken a lot of work on our part, the builder's and our lovely interior designer, Nikki's.

Not much left to do in the living room. In about a month our builder will come through and add another coat to the entertainment center. Then we can start filling out the shelves.

Kitchen

Oh my beautiful kitchen. I absolutely love it. Every upgrade we did in the kitchen was totally worth it.

I can't wait until we get the dinette table and chairs and the barstools in. This will complete the kitchen along with some wall art. We are considering getting a piece to go up against the dinette wall too.

Dining Room

On to the dining room... like I say in the video - I can't really get the color to come across. It's called Barley by Benjamin Moore. It pulls out the yellow in the fabric on the chairs. In the pictures and video, the chairs look very green.

I have an idea for a large framed piece to go right between the two windows. I would like to change out the chandelier and get a "serving" hutch (if such a thing exists).

Office

The office was just finished yesterday. I love the placement of my desk (the one on the left). At the apartment my desk was too far from the window for me to see out.

This will be one of the first rooms that gets blinds. I love the giant window though. Eventually there will be a small chair in here too. The hardwood has a small crack in the center of the floor. This will be getting as soon as possible by the builder. You can't tell unless you're looking right at it.

Main Bath

Another room that is hard to capture on film is the Main Bath. There are no windows so the wall color comes off aqua and the countertop looks super orange. For the record, Ian made all of choices for this room. I think it turned out perfect!

I don't think there is anything left to do in this room... it's ready for guests!

Laundry

One of my favorite rooms is actually the Laundry. Lol... mainly because the washer and dryer we got are AWESOME.

I'm sure most will think I'm crazy but I would like to paint this room. Because of the window, the door will usually be open. I would like it to at least be pretty!

Master Bedroom

The Master Bedroom is definitely a work in progress.

We've ordered a new bed from Pottery Barn (the one I posted about awhile ago). The new sheets match the wall colors... it's going to be beautiful!

Ensuite

The Ensuite (or as it should be known... the Master Bath!!!) is looking really good too. I mention it in the video... but the trim for the shower is wrong and will be changed out once it comes in.

There will white shelves that go up on one of the walls over the tub and a piece of art on the opposite wall. Someday. =P

Remember the Adirondack Chair Project? We didn't get much use out of it because it was on the balcony. Ian isn't such a fan of heights... But they fit on our front porch perfectly! Here Ian is enjoying them...

Overall, we are really, really happy. The house isn't perfect... but it's damn near close. The House will soon become The Home (I need to stop being so scared at night~). A big thank you to Maureen, Duncan, Drew and Rod for helping us move. It was a crazy few days... but as of today we're pretty much settled in. It's nice to finally be settled.

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