Thursday, July 5, 2012

More House Updates

A lot has been going on at the house. The electrician, plumber, and heating and air guys are finishing up. The home security alarm company is installing tomorrow. The siding is almost finished. The stone for the front will be in next Thursday. I think they may be installing the front porch columns tomorrow.

Here is a pic a I snapped tonight when we were meeting with the landscaping guy. I'm really excited to see what he draws up for the landscaping. He had some great ideas!

I think I have finally decided on the hardwood floors for the entryway, dining room, and hallway. It's the one on the left below. I really the dark hardwoods. I may be regretting this decision the first time I have to clean them. I have a feeling the dark wood is going to show dust a lot sooner than some of the other hardwoods I've seen. Oh well!

Jason and I have spent the past few nights looking through huge catalogs of chandeliers. Sounds like a fun night, huh? I actually seem to think so. Jason.....well, he doesn't. But anyway I'm having some trouble figuring this out. We went ahead and ordered this one for the entryway. I really like how simple it is. We'll see if it will work when it comes in. 

I still need to find something for the dining room, the stairwell, and the breakfast nook. I'm also thinking  I want to do some sort of small chandelier in the master bedroom.
We went to Nashville a few weekends ago and picked up these lights for above the kitchen island from West Elm. 

I'm wanting something similar to this drum shade pendant from Crate and Barrel in the dining room. I haven't ordered it yet though....I'm still debating. 

That's all for now! I hope everyone had a good 4th of July. They cancelled all the fireworks around here since we have had such dry weather. Just doesn't seem like the 4th without fireworks! 


  1. The house is looking great guys!!

  2. Hi Ashley! It's good to hear that you are very hands-on when it comes to choosing materials for your house. Homeowners should participate on the entire construction and don't just let the contractor decide about everything. Knowing what the smallest detail about your house is important to determine how to best take care of it.