Saturday, October 25, 2014

Fun with Flooring!

We finally had our flooring appointment.  This was something that I was really excited about.   I had been talking to the flooring representative in advance so I could get an idea of the cost.  I didn't want to get there and blow our budget.

 A lot of people put hardwood in their houses because it is durable and it looks beautiful.  I love the look of hardwood floors but definitely do not love the price tag that comes along with them.  Also, after our experience with the hardwood in our current house, we knew we didn't want them in our new house.  So this left us with some limited options…..Vinyl, carpet, and tile. 

I know a lot of people turn their nose up to vinyl....I know this because I was one of those people, but vinyl has come a very long way and there are a lot of nice options out there.  So we upgraded our vinyl flooring to one that looks like hardwood.  With two young children and a dog we needed something with easy cleanup!  We also had to get permission for a non-standard….putting the wood like vinyl in our living room and dining room.  Who thought that putting carpet in a dining room was a good idea?!?!?  Food and carpet do not mix!    We did upgrade the carpet and pad in the family room which will be a high traffic area.  We decided to stick with the standard carpet and pad for upstairs. One day we will change it, but it will do for now.   We put ivory ceramic tile in our master bath….nothing fancy. 

Here are some pictures of our selections. 

The vinyl flooring with our St. Celia granite and Maple Cognac Cabinet
Bathroom vinyl and cabinets.  The master and guest bathroom will have the same stuff. 

Everything all together

Handrail will match the vinyl. 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Model Pictures and Loan!

We recently went to the Naples model in our area to take note of some things inside. Here are some of the pictures.  

Living Room

Dining Room

"Mud Room"

Downstairs bathroom

Family Room

Morning Room


Picture of kitchen with new refrigerator layout

Laundry Room

Master bedroom

The loft looks bigger from this angle


Another bedroom

Oh, and our loan was APPROVED!!!!  We are super excited.  I've heard a lot of things about NVR...not all good.  My experience has been great so far.  Everyone has been very pleasant and nice to work with.  No complaints from me!   Now lets hope this continues throughout this entire process. 

Hopefully we will break ground in December, which is what we were told when we signed the contract.  It seems so far away.

Our goes back to the trees!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Our Selections!

We had our 14-day appointment today where we made some changes and everything is *gasp* FINAL!  We have walked through several models and have looked at every blog possible and I have to say we are confident in our selections.   

Here is a detailed list of what we have picked out for each room.

  • ·         Morning room
  • ·         Gourmet Kitchen Island
  • ·         Cabinet Crown Molding
  • ·         Brushed Nickel hardware
  • ·         Upgraded kitchen faucet
  • ·         Granite- Santa Cecelia
  • ·         42” kitchen cabinets
  • ·         Cabinet color- Maple Cognac Timberlake
  • ·         Stainless Steel Appliances
  • ·         Gas Stove
  • ·         Recessed lights

Here are pictures of the granite and cabinets we have picked.  Thanks for the pictures!!!!

Master Bathroom:
  • ·         Soaking tub and shower with seat
  • ·         Ceramic tile
  • ·         Double Bowl Vanity
  • ·         Brushed Nickel Fixtures
  • ·         Marble counter

Kids Bathroom:
  • ·         Double Bowl Vanity
  • ·         Brushed Nickel Fixtures
  • ·         Marble counter

  • ·         Attic Storage with pull down stairs

  • ·         Oak Rails with White Balusters

Electric and Wiring:
  • ·         7 ceiling fan rough-ins; family room, morning room, loft, and 4 bedrooms
  • ·         Dedicated outlet in garage for deep freezer
  • ·         Cable outlets; family room, loft, and 4 bedrooms
  • ·         Flood Light in rear  

  • ·         Elevation D
    • o   Pebble Clay Vinyl Siding
    • o   Sandy Tan Vinyl Shake
    • o   Desert Tan Trim
    • o   Brown Shutters
    • o   Door- Black Fox
  • ·         10x12 deck

Here is a picture of our elevation and colors minus the stone.  I wanted a front porch and this elevation was the only one that was offered in my community. Thank you for the picture!  You have an absolutely beautiful home!

Next up- FLOORING!