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Thursday, July 30, 2015

A Look Inside Our New House


This past Monday we got to go into our house for our pre-drywall walk-thru to make sure we got all of the electrical changes or add-on etc, that we wanted.
Doug listened intently while I flitted around taking pictures and important measurements! I had my own agenda!!

It was so fun!!!
One of the features we THOUGHT our home was coming with we found out it won’t have and I did a happy dance inside.

See the arches!

I don’t mind the one big one leading from the kitchen, but the others were causing me angst! 

It was also going to be an extra cost to us to make the wall flush for our TV area, since I have some plans on adding some architecture to that wall. 

Needless to say when I got the email verifying NO arches, we were both very happy.

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Here is the picture of that wall! We have a fireplace on the right and where you see my hubby standing is a 92in. wall where a console table and TV will be hung on the wall.We thought we were going to have an arch like pictured below…….

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Worked for this homeowner, but just  not our style so NO ARCHES for us.

I was noticing as we walked around that all the door frames were squared so I mentioned if they were going to be arches wouldn’t they already be framed as an arch and he said yes, but I still asked if  would  double check the master plans to make sure for me. 


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This is our entry with a temporary door. Small but big enough for one of my small console tables. I have plans for this area!!


Our Great room, however I am referring to it as our family room. After all it is not GREAT, kind of more medium. 

Love all of the windows since I am all about light, and fresh air. We have 10 ft. ceilings throughout the house.

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The two windows at the end of this room is our dinette.

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This is the dinette wall that has the funny little windows that did not make any sense, I am happy to report they are not as bad in person as I anticipated, so that was another good discovery.

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Our galley kitchen, the pipes coming up in the floor is where the sink will be and the 9 ft. island!! 

Where the ladder is standing will be all the kitchen cupboards. Here is a picture of the model so you can have a better reference..




Next, onto the master bedroom……

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The three windows that you see are the back wall facing the backyard. We added the large window in the center for a view.

I am so glad that we did.

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The side wall in our master is where our night stands will go under each window, and the bed in the middle.
It couldn’t be more perfect for us.

That’s about it except for one more thing!!! You are about to see something you will probably never see again!

Me wearing orange!!!

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Sue said...

It sure is looking great! And so clean. Our lake home contractor is not so neat. I can never understand those niches or whatever you call them? I'm so glad you won't have one. I have a few "art" niches and they just irritate me. If I ever have any more sheetrock work done I will have them filled in.
Now the fun part begins at your home. Thanks for taking us along for the ride!

Stacey said...

Kathysue, I'm so glad you are not going to have the arches. Squared corners are here for the long haul but the arches aren't.

My house came with arches and niches. Sounds good to others but they are heck to decorate around. There was a niche in our entryway that we realized wasn't square when we tried to hang a mirror in it. I called the builder back and they tried to repair it but made it worse. I made them take it out. Best thing ever!!

Elizabeth "Libby" Day said...

It is going to be wonderful! How exciting to see it in progress and imagine the finished product. By the way, orange is my color, but you can always get you a blue one for next trip!

Jeanie Cash said...

Cant wait to see it! How fun for you to get to "start over" using your amazing talents in a brand new home!

Lea @ CiCis Corner said...

Love all the windows. It's coming together so nicely. We are in the process of moving with the big move on the 11th. It's been a long journey but we are sure excited about getting in and enjoying it. Happy weekend!

Rattlebridge Farm said...

Amazing light in your home-to-be, Kathysue. I like the changes you made (I had to make 3 trips to the job site today to work out kinks in the dormers, and we won't know if our brainstorming worked until tomorrow, when the subs return. I'm in argh mode--I have nothing left to give the ranch; I won't be able to hang a picture. LOL. Your build looks amazing, and I can't wait to see your wonderful style grace each room. I'm excited for you!

Mary said...

Thanks for inviting us into your new home. It's going to be lovely.
If you plan on floating furniture in your family room, make you sure you have some floor outlets for lamps. We live on a slab & with a great room & I sure wish our builder had added them.

Victoria said...

Your new home is coming along so beautifully. It looks like you definitely will have a home filled with light. I agree with you about the arches; I think they can be too limiting for space planning and decor. Besides, you need to leave as much space as possible for the humongous flat screen TV every man wants. What an exciting journey you both are on...thanks for bringing us along. XOXO

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

So glad that you did not get those arches....The house is moving along so quickly and I am sure you are so very excited...I am!!...Have a great weekend!!!

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Wow how fun to see it in this stage. I see Andersen Window labels- that's excellent! I'm glad for you that the big wall arch want be there. I can imagine how it could be difficult to work with. I do love the big arch over the island area. It's a very attractive home and I know it's going to be wonderful when it's decorated by you! You look cute with the orange hat- so stylin'.

John said...

Looking good!

Donnamae said...

Looking good! I'm also glad you won't be getting those arches That hard hat suits you...you are rocking the Orange! ;)

June from Oregon said...

Glad you are OK with the two small square windows in the dining area. I LOVE windows like that--they let in light but are high up and give privacy. In my book, they add charm. Good job on the jettison of the arches!

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

I'm with you...like it better without the arches..it wont limit you now..looks like a wonderful house...cant wait to see you make it a home!

michele said...

thanks for taking us inside! the 10' ceilings are going to be awesome--that was what we had in our last home, and they add so much. can't wait to see what you do! peace.

Stacy CUrran said...

Kathysue, thank you so much for your nice comment yesterday! And now on to your hose - it loos amazing. Just perfect. I love how it is SO bright and sunny. And it was funny reading about the arches because that is the exact same thing we said when we walked into our house, which was 75% built when we found it. We had them unframe the arches and put in regular framed openings. I always knw you and I think alike!!