Well, it is finally starting to feel real. The house seemed to be on hold for a few weeks there because we had freezing cold temperatures. Like -20 degrees freezing cold! But thankfully they have started to put the frame up. Timeline for the frame is a week. From there things will really fly. We will be moving in in no time! And by no time, I mean mid-April! Ahhh! It’s only a month and a half away! So excited 🙂
I haven’t blogged about the house in a while so I thought I would share a couple of other pictures as well. One Wednesday evening we met with the design team that handles the interior design for Journey Homes. We spent 2 hours pouring over choices and trying not to be overwhelmed. We got to pick out carpet color, granite for the counter tops, back splashes, bathroom tiles and counter tops, and the outside colors of the house. I know it’s hard to imagine what this will all look like on the big house but we are supppeerrrr excited.
The wood is the cabinet color (we really didn’t have that many choices). The top sample and two on the right are the backsplash in the kitchen. The bottom is the granite that will be on the counter tops and the middle will “hopefully” be an accent backsplash in the kitchen. I say hopefully because the lady we met with kind of confused (long story), but I guess it will be a nice surprise. Haha.
The stone up top will be on the front of our house around the garage and underneath the front windows, etc. The dark grey will be the body of the house. The white will be the trim and the maroon will be the door accent.
We are working on picking paint colors for the inside of the house, which I will post another time once we get closer to making decisions. Will probably go with a nice maroon accent wall in the living room and maybe a dark gray for the kitchen. The trim around the house is already going to be white and they will be painting all the walls a warm off-white that is really pretty nice, so we won’t be painting everything thankfully. I found this awesome app from Behr that allows you to find complimentary colors and color pallets. It’s very useful if you will be painting in your home as well!
Tom has also diligently been working on the backyard plans.
We will need LOTS of help so if you will be available sometime in late April early May we would appreciate it! We will be installing sprinklers, laying sod, and planting trees to say the least. Here’s the tentative plan right now! And yes, that’s a potential gas fire pit right by the back porch! Who knew that building and buying a new house would be so much work? It seems like each day we think of something else that we will have to do. I’m so grateful that Tom has the time to research and that we aren’t too rushed into making decisions. God really does provide perfect timing!
I am so thankful that we are able to build this home for our family, and I can’t wait for it to finally be finished so we can have everyone over. That’s one of the things I’m most excited about. Inviting people into our home to enjoy food and fellowship! Well, I think that’s it for now!