We went by the house again on Saturday. When we got there, there was only one guy painting some exterior trim. We asked if it was okay to go inside and he didn't care, so we did! These guys move sooo fast!
Here's a list of the stuff we got to fully see for the first time (not threw a window)
- Cabinet hardware (most of it)
- Railings (all stained)
- Painted walls
- Tile floors in all the bathrooms
- Shower doors
- Doors to all the rooms
- Light fixtures
- Some mirrors
- Faceplates installed on a lot of the electric sockets (fan rough-ins, speak rough-ins, etc)
This all happened in a week people! That is insane! So far we are LOVING everything we picked out. I'm obsessed with our cabinets and really like our counters (they're not granite but they look pretty good to me!). We also really like all of our tile selections.
A nice surprise was that we have open railings on the basement stairs too! We definitely thought we were getting a capped wall "railing" so that was awesome!
All in all, we are SO excited about everything! Everything looks amazing and I CANNOT wait to move!! We're so close!!
Here are some pictures!
|Center - You can see our porch, walkway, and sidewalk have been poured!|
|Our BEAUTIFUL cabinets! So happy we went with the white!|
|Another view of these beauties|
|Our island sitting in our Great Room. I'm guessing they're waiting to put floors down in the kitchen but it looks funny!|
|Fireplace - slate - I LOVE the slate and it flows well with our kitchen counters|
|1st Floor Powder Room - Like the tile we chose!|
|1st Floor Railings (very happy with the stain) and a light fixture!|
|Another view of the railings|
|Secondary Bath - Love the gray tile - So happy we got a double vanity there|
|Secondary Bath shower - stuck with the basic white. We'll have a shower curtain there anyway!|
|Master bath - It was dark so it was hard to take a picture|
|Check out this sexy ass shower! I was worried about the dark tile but I realy like it!|
|Basement railing! A pleasant surprise!|
|Basement - painted, trim installed, and recessed lights|
Kitchen Table - I will be building this bad boy with my dad this weekend. All I need to get is some 4x4's (which apparently, no one sells .. Lowes, Home Depot, and Lumber 84 totally let me down). I'll probably have to go down to a nice lumber yard but not thrilled with paying their prices for just some 4x4s .. Oh well .. If any one has any tips on where to get these I would appreciate it!
Ugly Couch - The ugly pink couch has been stripped of the ugly pink fabric and is currently sitting naked in my parent's living room. My mom (who's a nurse and practically lives at the hospital) has had time to sew and cut some of the new fabric. That's all so far so it may not get done until after we move ..
Appliances - We went shopping this past weekend! After a ton of research we ended up getting a Samsung fridge and Samsung washer and dryer from Best Buy. We also got Best Buy's 5 year protection plan on all of them (we both used to work at Best Buy and they have really good protection plans for a really good price). They were having a sale so we got about $1000 off the fridge and about $200 off washer/dryer. Then we saw that Lowes is having a huge sale on appliances so we checked their prices and they were cheaper than what we payed ($323 less) so we went back to Best Buy and had the price adjusted! Good stuff!
Tip: Most retail stores like Best Buy (I'm guessing it's the same for Lowes and Home Depot) will price match! They'll even price match places like Amazon (but it has to be sold BY Amazon and not a private seller or company you've never heard of). You also normally have a certain amount of time after your purchase too! For example, if you buy something at Best Buy, you have 15 days (or 30 days for Silver Card Members) to price match if it goes on sale there or anywhere else. I would check out Lowes prices since they're having that sale right now. If ou see that someone is selling it cheaper now, you just bring your receipt back to your store, and they pull up the prices online on the competitors website and you go from there. It saved us over $300, so I'd check it out!
Fridge - We got this goliath of a fridge. Do we really need this HUGE of a fridge? No, not really, but it was the same price as the smaller one we liked with slightly better reviews. Plus it has two ice makers and ice does not last long in our house! I'm SO excited to have a fridge that will allow my food to last! Our apartment fridge is probably a million years old (I may be exaggerating) and sucks at keeping food fresh. I also can't wait to have a bunch of room so I can actually see what's in there! I can't tell you how many times I find something in the back of the fridge and I'm like "What?? That's still in there?? I was looking for this tupperware container!"
|Samsung - 31.6 Cu Ft - RF323TEDBSR|
Washer/Dryer - Pretty excited about these babies too! We looked comparable LG's and they had similar reviews. We just got a better deal on the Samsungs. Plus, we got a protection plan on both. I can't tell you how tired I am of putting money on a laundry card to do laundry! Having our own washer and dryer is going to be amazing!
|Samsung Washer - 4.5 Cu ft - WA45H7000AW|
|Samsung Gas Dryer - 7.4 Cu ft - DV45H7000GW|
My fabulous dog bowls also finally came in the mail! I feel like I ordered them 5 years ago. but they're finally here and they look beautiful. They sent me these pictures via email and they're just as beautiful in person! Gotta love hand made stuff and supporting small businesses!
I hope everyone else is as excited about their home as we are!
- Deck (will probably be in two weeks)
- I'm not really sure what else they have to do!