Thursday, December 11, 2014

photo dump...new house ideas

I know its been a while since we last chatted.
Life is going full speed ahead.

Last time you heard from me
we'd found a house we loved,
 
 
so much so that we met with the builder
and have started the whole house building process
and are actively looking for a lot.
Very exciting.

Time is flying by.
I cant believe its practically the middle of the month.
We finally got our tree up over the weekend.
Took me until last night to notice we forgot
the angel at the top of the tree.
That might have to wait.
This happened yesterday too.
 

 
The doses are for my kids.
Guess who is sick now too?

By the way those of us who got the flu mist now have the flu.
My husband and son who got the shot are still well.
Go figure.
 
I've got posts written in my head but for obvious reasons
I cant really think right now so instead
here are the pictures I promised last month
from the house we toured and convinced us
we want to use this builder.
Hope you get some good ideas.
I know we did...
 
 

 
Let's go upstairs today...
 

 
 Looking down the stairs at the little alcoves on the stairwell landing between floors...
 
 
View from the top landing...


Wander down the long hall and the first room you'll find is the game room...
 

 
Loving the shiplap walls and even the little detail on the ceiling.



 
and of course the barn door.
Gets me every time...

 
Across the way is the bathroom shared with the guest bedroom...





 
The guest bedroom...
 
 
 
a better shot of the wall color...
 
 
 
This home has plenty of shelf space...

 
perfect for this family of book lovers.
 
The laundry room is HUGE...

 
and I love the rod for hanging items fresh out of the dryer
and the table top perfect for folding laundry.

 
 
 The secondary bedrooms were huge too...
 

 

 




 



 
We will be doing lots of windows like these in the new house.
Lots of light but no need for window coverings. :)



This bedroom looks down on the back garden...

 
I'm not sure why I only took one picture of the bathroom for this room...
hello herringbone.

 
Did I mention lots of shelf space?

 
and the little details that add up to so much...

 
The master...


Some might call this small
{we're in Texas you know where everything is bigger}
but I call this perfection...


Did I mention this home was professionally staged
and every piece was for sale?
Guess what I wanted to take home?

 
The desk and these deer...
 
 

Kidding.
I would take the chair instead...
 




 
From this angle you can see part of a dressing area
through which leads into the master closet and master bath...

 
On either side of the bench area drawers for jewelry storage and such.
I don't have that much jewelry so we'll be nixing that area.

 


 
Full wall mirrors...

 
The jewelry storage centers I mentioned...

 
a little bling overhead...
 








 
Dual shower heads?


Yes please.
 


 
Headed back down, past the little alcove at the top of the stairs
{staged for Christmas}

 

 
I had to get a close up of the Marvin Infinity windows...nice.




 
Back downstairs this is the little hallway to the left as you enter the home.
The door to the left leads to a huge storage closet...



 
while to the right you enter a full bath...
 









 
which then leads into the library...
 





 
I know I posted better shots the other day but here goes again...

 
the wet bar which is right off the main living area and kitchen...

























The pantry light...

 
and plenty of built ins...


 



 



 
The wall of doors was open so that you could walk freely onto the back porch area...

 
a nice shot of the mobile screens...


 


 
 

 
 
 

 
 




And lastly a better look at the desk area in the mudroom...

 
with its double dutch door...


 

 
 
and a friendly reminder...
 
 
Ok y'all.
I'm out.
Off to find some Tamiflu of my own.
Take care and be well.