Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Building a House: A Few Pictures

We finally got the rest of the kitchen cabinetry installed yesterday.  The cabinet for the range hood was the last thing to go in.  It had to be remade because the first attempt wasn’t quite right.  Thus, the reason for the month-long delay.  So glad to have it done!  Oh, and I happen to really like it.  A lot!


There is a shelf up there (the slightly lighter strip about 1/3 of the way up) that is probably 6-8” deep.  I have a few ideas for some decorative potential.  Some day when I can find all my stuff and I have the time and the money to get everything looking cute…oh wait, that’ll be, like NEVER!! 

We also got the fireplace mantel yesterday.  Love it, love it, love it!!  (Please ignore all the junk on the shelves.  They have become the dumping area because we mostly use the front door for now.  A convenient place to drop everything.  I can’t wait until the garage gets cleared out!!!)  The wood is the exact same as what is in the kitchen picture above.  (Amazing how the lighting changes everything!)


The shelf on top is around 15” deep!  I can have lots of fun with that…once I get around to it.  Someday!

On to the master bathroom.  Please be advised that there is nothing cutesy whatsoever in there yet.  I’m STILL filling nail holes and caulking and emptying boxes…and we’re still getting shelving in closets…all while trying to stay on top of the messes the kids make.  Decorating will have to wait!  (And I am taking suggestions, so feel free to comment!)

We love our bathroom!  I was a little hesitant about the plan, but I think it turned out great.  The shower is loved by all!  We love the cultured granite from Immaculate Cultured Marble and Granite.  They did a fabulous job!

This is looking in from the doorway.  The toilet is between that short wall and the wall where the window is.  Nice and secluded!

01-2013 Master bath 1


A view from the opposite end, with the lovely UN-jetted soaker tub (which will probably get used two or three times a year).

01-2013 Master bath 2


And the vanity area.  I was standing in the tub to get these pictures.  Had to chop it into two segments because I couldn’t get any further away.  Notice the lack of a permanent mirror.  Yet another project that still needs to be taken care of!  (Jared was unshaven for the first week we lived here because we couldn’t find that small mirror anywhere.  We’re all glad to have it!)

01-2013 Master bath 3


The other bathrooms have the same sinks, cabinetry and tile and fixtures, so I won’t share any pictures.  You get the gist, though, I’m sure.

We’ve finished the shelving in the cold storage under the front porch, and we hope to have the shelving in the main storage room finished by the end of this week.  Which means…we could actually be parking in the garage in the very near future!!!  Can I get a “hallelujah” and an “amen!”  Hopefully by the end of tax season we can have the shelving for the rest of the closets finished.  That might be a tad bit optimistic, though, considering how much there is to do still and the fact that Jared will be spending 75+ hours at work every week for the next 10 weeks.  We shall see.

We are just so happy to be here and finished moving (mostly)!  There is still so much to do, but now it can wait as long as I feel like making it wait.


  1. I love, love, love your fireplace, it looks so beautiful!! And I didn't see one nail hole or uncaulked corner!!

  2. Drooling! Everything is so beautiful!