One week. Yep, just one short week until we close on our new home. It’s hard to believe considering the last time we walked through our new place it looked like this…
At least I knew underneath all of that cardboard was our hardwood flooring. I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am about these floors. It was my one must-have upgrade in the new home.
The kitchen is coming along nicely, but not without some minor bumps along the way. I’m completely doubting myself for our center island choice (the color and shape) and the pendants are off-center. I know they can fix them but it’s just another thing to worry over.
I do love the cabinets though and am so happy we decided on white again. This time we went for painted white cabinets instead of the thermofoil. Big upgrade in my book.
My favorite part of the main floor is the natural light from our two big bay windows. Since this house is 1,000 square feet smaller than our last house, the light in here really makes the space seem more open and airy.
And while the first floor still looks like a mess, at least the second floor is pretty much complete. Carpet is in, trim is in place… it just needs a final coat of paint and a few other minor touch ups.
And the exterior still needs some work. Our door and sidelights need a coat of paint, we need grass and landscaping, and the trim need painting. But overall it’s looking like home.
So we have the final walk through today and then we close next week! I can’t wait to show you guys the finished place. I think I might even do a video tour to show you how the place flows.
And I have to admit time flew by this time around. It’s been 4 months since we moved out of our last home but we really kept busy while living at my brother’s house. Thank goodness the end is in sight though. I think we’re all ready to settle into our new home… and this time for longer than 16 months.
Kimm at Reinvented says
Wow, it’s beautiful, I can’t wait to see the decorating process! Love the rich wood color of the island and stairwell.
Erin ~ I think the island will blend in better when the whole kitchen is put together & the floor exposed.
Right now the island stands out since its just there against stark white cabinets amid cardboard and building accents (lol)….. It will blend in better as you move in & the space becomes yours ????
And I hope they do get those lights centered for you! Stuff like that does drive a grilled batty!!
Looking forward to the tour of the new home! Take care!!
Thanks Krista! Can’t wait to show you the place all cleaned up!
It looks great! I agree with the other comment about the island looking better once the floors are exposed. I love the refrigerator cabinet! The bay windows look great!
Pretty !! What color is carpet.?
I seriously can’t believe that you’ve built two houses in the time it’s taken my husband & I to build one! we’re hoping to pass final inspection tomorrow, fingers crossed! I absolutely love your bay windows…totally wish that was something I had thought of to add to our home
Haha! I’m done building houses for a LONG TIME! But congrats to you on your new home! How exciting!!!
Erin~I agree that the center island will be a good choice. Your house is gorgeous! Can I ask 2 questions? Actually that makes 3!! Are you in the same school district and what was the main reason you chose to move after only 16 months? I’m always interested in what motivates people to move because it is HARD WORK, and we are actually considering a move ourselves. I hope you make wonderful new memories in your new home!
School was our #1 reason for moving. It was an extremely touch decision to leave our friends and dream home behind, but my husband and I agree that school is the most important factor in Ellie’s upbringing. The other huge reason is Ben’s job. It used to take him an hour and 15 minutes to get to work. Now it’s just a 10 min commute!
Trust me though, we’re not moving again for a LONG TIME. I hate moving.
It looks beautiful! I love the island! Excited for you!
It’s beautiful! I am so excited for you 🙂