Even though it's just a very small part of our house, I really like the breakfast bar. I don't know how often I'll personally sit there, but I can envision friends sitting there and chatting while I cook or clean up, or future children sitting there while they eat their breakfast, or people sitting and chatting while we have a gathering. I think it will be a great space. I've been looking online at bar stools. I'm not sure if I want to the same stool in different sizes for the island and breakfast bar, or if I want to do something different for each. I've seen some I like at JC Penny online and a couple of other stores. Yet another decision I have to make!
Aside from the pantry, there was one other thing that bothered me when I visited the other day. I can't believe I didn't notice this on any other houses in our plan! Take a look at our brick front.
Not bad, right? The brick looks good. But Ryan took "front" very literally - it is JUST the front. Take a look at the garage wall side of the porch.
Siding? Technically I guess it's not the front of the house, but really? For $6,300 I was expecting a totally finished job. But like I said I never noticed it before. The model home is the same way. It was my fault for not noticing and asking if we could get that in brick, too. If I would have known this is how it would look, I would have asked if we could do a non-standard upgrade. Maybe it wouldn't look so bad if our siding was darker. I'm still not liking the color of the siding, but my husband does. I'm glad one of us likes it. Of course, this doesn't bother him and he thinks I'm being picky again. Maybe I am. Regardless, I am still very happy with the house. Hopefully, I'll grow to like it :)
To balance things out I should tell you about another pleasant surprise, too. I didn't even think that these would be included. We have shower curtain rods in the bathrooms. I just figured I'd have to buy them. When we change our faucets to brushed nickel, we'll do the same with the towel bars and shower curtain rod. For now though, these rods will be fine. I can put that money towards something else!