Thursday, February 16, 2012

Just around the corner

 I'm happy to report that the house is coming along very well. The porch railings are up , don't want anyone tumbling off the porch now do we. I am looking forward to adding personal touches , having plants and all that loveliness , spring feels like it here but it is actually just around the corner. It is time for civic numbers to be installed. Isn't it funny how these little details can be the hardest to make. Thankfully I was included in the decision , it took three of us to decide on just the right location and spacing .
 We all agreed it was best to install the numbers above the door , I bought these simple slate numbers at Home Depot I like them much better than the basic brass numbers normally installed. What color would you paint the front door??? the builder will paint it navy as soon as the weather warms up enough to paint . But we aren't keen on the navy. No blue's.
The sinks are all installed, all the mirrors are in too . I don't know I think they could have gone a little bigger on this mirror? Can you say JUMBO. I will add trim around it for sure and I think a detail in between the two sinks also. I will be painting this room a soft greeny blue similar to the color of the shower glass. Accents of black , like the candle holders around the tub area. I'm so excited about all the storage, we can really grow into this house and spread out .

Its been a long wait , they poured the foundation back in the summer and have taken their time building this house just right. I think they should offer this house as a plan house , it would be a big seller (FYI this house is a one off from what I understand, it was designed to fit on this unusual 50 ft corner lot ) I think it is a no brainer. It feels so homey it seems to be laid out just right. We bought it in September , sold the house in November and have been some what patiently waiting for leap day to finally come.
 I bet the new home owners are anxiously waiting to get in here too.I hope they enjoy all the treasures this home offers them. I wonder if they will use the bunkie as a bunkie , oh I don't want to know!!
Soon we will all be settling in and making our houses our homes. I wonder if they are reading my blog at all, I gave them a magazine so I guess they know about my blog ??  " Hi " if they are reading " we're almost there " !!!
I think it has just sunk in that we are really going to be living in this new house , dreams do come true people.

Life is good.

20 comments:

Barbie said...

Wow! Your house is turning out so beautiful! So excited for your family! What about painting the front door a couple of shades lighter than the main house color?

frances said...

So happy for you Chris..will be following your adventures for sure. Can't wait..Cheers Frances

Rachel said...

I'd love you to post a link to your floor plan. It looks lovely. We're in the market for a house and are considering building new.

Jen @ RamblingRenovators said...

So excited for you Chris! What an adventure. For the door, what about a grey brown, sort of similar to the roof colour?

Michelle said...

Oooo.. front door is a tough decision. Your shutters look to be navy? or a blue? With the gray siding, I like a pop of red.. but the shutters are throwing it off. Whatever you decide, I am sure it will look great. I can't wait to see pics of the inside after you are all settled. Your other house is so lovely. I know this will look just as amazing.

WhiteWhispers2u said...

It's Beautiful! How exciting for you. I would love to move but not do the work or go through the stress.
I think the door would look amazing Red....Your home is almost the same color as ours and we have a Red door.Love it! ~Cheers Kim

WhiteWhispers2u said...

P.S~If Red is to bold for you I think black would look great
too!

Joëlle - TrendyHomes said...

Beautiful house! I'm so excited to see the inside decoration :)
Very happy for you.
Joêlle

Carrie said...

Paint the front door yellow!!

lori_r8 said...

I would paint the front door a nice soft welcoming yellow!

Tiffany said...

Red door!

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URBAN BLONDE said...

How about a beautiful blue based red?

Loving all the house pics! Bet you are so excited to move!

Wendy said...

wow!! lovely. So excited for you!!

Valerie@chateaualamode.typepad.com said...

Very exciting and very beautiful. Good luck on choosing a color for the front door...that's a tough one. Anything from white to dark grey and all sorts of colors inbetween, but definitely not Navy.

Jane said...

I think Canada has flipped with the US. Used to be that everyone here wanted these ridiculous big houses, now everyone is downsizing and getting rid of stuff, not adding room for more.

arrielle_p said...

Great designing of this house. I'm happy for you too. To those who work in there, they were very good. :)

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inredningsvis.se said...

I really like your blog:) Great pics and som much inspration...I wish you a lovely week
LOVE Maria at inredningsvis.se
(Sweden)

{oc cottage} said...

oh my gosh! it's gorgeous! you are ONE lucky girl!!!

m ^..^

Just Beachy said...

After 9 years in one home we are finally moving to a bit larger home , nothing huge but something that will better suit all of our needs and future needs .
It's time to make a change , we are all excited for a fresh start .