Wednesday, October 10, 2012

A few selections

So, as I mentioned in my earlier post we have already made all of our selections for the house.  We actually finished doing that about 2 weeks ago since we are about two and a half months into this whole process.

Some of the easier selections included upgrading to all brushed nickle hardware and lighting and also upgrading to the darker cabinets (in the kitchen and in the bathrooms).  Our morning room, hardwood floors, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, backsplash, gourmet island and hardwood floors were part of our incentive package (YAY!)  We were really excited about this because it makes the whole area more open and feel much nicer.  We knew we wanted all of those things but were not sure if that would be something we could have done if we had to upgrade it on top of everything else.  We are very pleased that we did this because we actually walked through a house that was under construction and did not have those things and it was not a lot of extra space.

So, here are a few pictures of what we selected

 This is a close up of the espresso cabinets with the granite and back splash laying on the hickory floors.  We are very excited/anxious to see how this all comes together!

 Here is a bigger shot of what the hardwood will be in the foyer, hall, hall bath, kitchen and morning room!

This is what we chose for the master bathroom.  Again, we have the dark cabinets with the cultured marble white counter tops.  The accent tile will be in the shower and around the tub and the other tile is for the floor, around the tub and the shower.

Finally, here is what we picked out for the guest/kids bathroom upstairs.  Again, dark cabinets and cultured marble white counter tops.  The white tile is for the shower and then the darker floor.

In the family room we did opt for the 4 ft extension ( it felt pretty small without it) and we are doing a stone fireplace.  I am SOOOO super excited for this because it will be a great focal point for the space!

This is all for now.  Hopefully, when we get back from the beach, we will have our pre construction meeting and finally break ground and let the fun begin!


  1. Nice selections. I can't wait to see the combo of the espresso cabinets with the lighter colored floor. We got the espresso cabinets too, but our hardwood is darker.

    1. Thanks! I originally wanted dark floors bc that is what we have now. But, the colors I had to select from I did not think we're dark enough and kinda had a redish tint that I was having a hard time seeing. So, we went the other direction after a lot of picture searching of the combo. We think it should turn out nice!