Maybe it wasn't the best choice since I did it in the middle of a snow storm last night, but I went to see my new kitchen. To say I love it is an understatement. I am so happy with our choices for this room. I was totally by myself - no husband, no Ryan employee, just me and my "baby" (I know I'm a dork). The pictures aren't great because it was getting dark and it was pretty dusty, but you'll get the idea.
I was afraid the laminate counter tops would look cheap, but I REALLY like them. They are "butter rum" - I know that some other Ryan bloggers chose them, too. They're covered in dust right now, but they do look good in my opinion.
Cabinets above the fridge are a new feature. In the model they were so far back in the cubby that you couldn't really reach them for them to be usable. Our awesome PM had them built out so that they come almost to the edge. Thanks, Jeremy!
Looking into the Morning Room.
Family Room (mantel and fireplace frame are in the middle of the floor).
I'm so glad we changed the stain color. I'm really happy with it. Thanks again, Tasha!
Vanity in Upstairs Bathroom
I took lots of pictures of the bedrooms, but other than the painted trim there wasn't much change since the last post - so I spared you. Except for the master. This was the door painting room I guess. 20 doors! Who knew?
So ll in all I am totally thrilled with how things are looking and I love so many parts of the house. There are two things I would do differently if I had the chance - one's an easy fix, the other not so much.
Up first is opting to get a single bowl sink in the master bath resulting in a long counter but no vanity underneath. We're going to take Thrifty Amy and Kristine's advice and order another cabinet on our own. I wish we would have just paid the extra $750 for the double sink.
The other thing I would change is a biggie. This is something we won't be able to change for years and years. The siding. I think it is way too light for the brick :( We were limited because of what our close neighbors chose. The samples are so small and its hard to envision. I wish it would have been a few shades darker. Although it's such a huge part of the house, I have to work on not focusing on how much I dislike it. Hopefully it will grow on me.
Lots of things to be happy about - that's what I have to focus on.
Oh and GO STEELERS! AFC championship, here we come!