Wednesday, August 31, 2011

I am in love with my kitchen and master bath - Cottage Update

I received an email from my wonderful sales person with David Weekley yesterday.  

She told me that the Blue Pearl Granite counter tops were in.  

I could not wait for lunch time to get here today to go to my cottage and see them.

My kitchen looks like it came out of a magazine.  

The master bath is awesome.  

I called my builder and asked him could a person really fall in love with a kitchen.  

He laughed.  

Then, I started silly...and I thanked him for the extra care he has given to my home. 

Wait until you see what I saw:

It's so pretty!!

The cook top will go under the mosaic, of course.

The blue pearl granite only shows hints of blue in bright light.

I am really happy about the under mounted stainless steel sink.

Very everything is, but so beautiful!!
The bookcases now have the granite counter tops and the wood sides for the shelves.

The rubbed oil bronze shower is in the master bath.

The same blue pearl granite vanity top.

Under mounted white it!!!

That's it.  

Our closing has been changed to September 26, so there were be many more changes in the next few weeks.  

Stay tuned!!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Cottage Update 08-28-08

A very hot day in Texas again...107, but we made it over to the cottage to have a look around.

You can see the board and batten ceiling on our back porch.  

I want to paint this blue.  

Concrete has been poured from the back porch to the garage.  

It is a ramp type instead of steps, which I am very happy about.  You see the four posts?  These will be cut down to 4 feet and the cedar fence and gate installed here.  

When we have the pool and waterfall put in, we will put an iron fence and gate between the house and garage.  

I wish we could have an iron gate all of the way around, however we are not on a lake view lot, therefore we must have the cedar fence.  We always stain our cedar fences.  I do not like the weathered gray cedar fence.

 The doggy dog was installed the last time, however I am not certain if I said anything about it.  The first door looked awful.  It was tiny with only one flap.  This door is great.  It is made for installing in a wall.  It will get in the way of my drapes, so I will have to adjust for that.  It's much better than getting up and down to let AnnaBelle in and out :)

 Ceiling fans installed in family room and master bedroom.  I love them.  They are rubbed oil bronze and simple.  We will have ceiling fans installed in all bedrooms and offices, plus the back porch and front porch.  I am very excited about choosing those.  While I love the chandelier look, ceiling fans are just more practical for us. 
 The top of the mantel in the family room was trimmed out.  One day, I will have a mantel with corbels and really pretty.  However, for a simple one, this is pretty.
The cabinet installed corrected the glass cabinets height.  My little kitchen is really coming along.  
I tried to get a really good picture of my kitchen and pantry.  

Just imagine the wood flooring here!!  
It will all come together, hopefully by the end of October.  
That is 2 months away.  
Can I wait that long??  Oh, sure, patience is one of my vertues, don't you know?
I cannot stop looking at it.  I just think it is so darn cute.  And,
as a reminder, below are the selections of my kitchen with the beautiful mosaic that will go below the valance:
Blue pearl granite counter tops and cream/white/beige deco tile as the back splash.

Utility Room.  
 I rotated this one in PSP, however my blog wants to continue showing sideways.  Then, I rotated in the blog software and the picture gets really fat :(
The Master Bath light fixtures have been fixed.  Looking really good!!
The media side of the upstairs bonus room.
The pool table side of the bonus room...the media side is to the right.  I know DH has some wonderful ideas and will made this large sports room as beautiful as the media and sports rooms we have now!!
Front porch board and batten.  Again, I hope DH will let me paint this blue.  The white is beautiful, but blue would be so pretty!!

That is all of the updates for today.  

We learned that the closing has been pushed back to September 26 from September 15. 

After the close, we still have to get the painters in there and the wood flooring done before moving in.  

My son and DIL need in our house by October 15.  It will be a crazy 6 weeks, for sure!!!

Have a great week, everyone!!!