Sunday, March 4, 2012

Getting close to ordering cabinets!

Sorry I've been M.I.A. lately. Phil has been hard at work on getting that sheet rock up. He is done with the whole "new" part of the house (the kitchen, pantry, laundry, master bed & bath) and has finished most of the living room. Now he just has some patch work in our two front bedrooms and some work on our living room ceiling. He's set up some guys to come in this week to tape and mud and texture the whole back area, which they say will take about ten days. Then they will have to come back for phase two to tape and mud and texture the whole front of the house (which means we will be calling one of you for a place to stay for a few days!).

Today we had a big day of thinking about the house. We met with Tony, our architect, because he is also super helpful with interior design. He wanted to see the progress on the house too and so stopped by for a couple hours. We made some good plans for things like flooring and design for our master bathroom (he helped us stick with a craftsman theme and have it flow throughout the whole house). He gave us some names of companies to look at for tile and granite. I'm not feeling as overwhelmed about decision making, even though it is still going to be tough to find the right white paint and the perfect gray paint colors. The agenda is panning out like this: Tapers & Mudders here, then hardwood floors & carpet & laminate install, paint, cabinets, trim, decorate & dress windows!

We also met with Kristi at Home Depot who is working with us on ordering cabinets from American Woodmark Co. She is so easy to work with and so super helpful. It has really been a nice experience with her helping us and I am so pleasantly surprised since I was not looking forward to having to go through a big box store like Home Depot. The cabinets we are going with are all made in America and are all made with plywood, not with particle board. Kristi made a 3D model on the computer for us of what it is going to look like and it looks so awesome! I am so excited again about our house! We are still figuring out if we can really afford the whole thing, but it seems possible and there are some pretty great deals through American Woodmark Co. right now.

Here are a few pics of Phil's dry wall work and also of the 3D kitchen design!
sheet rock around base of chimney (still needs nice wood ledge)

getting ready for tapers and mudders
the 3D version of our kitchen to be!

our beverage station

view with the island

1 comment:

  1. I want to trade kitchens, looks like a dream room.


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