Posted on November 6, 2014
Are you ready for this?? I was barely ready for this. Below are the renderings of my dream kitchen!! We placed the order for our Greenfield cabinets on Monday. They take about 6 weeks to get here so we will be having a white, shaker cabinet Christmas!! The island is going to be a stained, dark Alder wood. (The renderings won’t allow two different colors in one kitchen. silly.) These cabinets are no ordinary cabinets; they are American made, and allow for lots of special modifications. In our kitchen we got several roll out shelves, a bakers cabinet complete with jars to hold all baking necessities such as flour, sugar, etc. We also got utensil drawers, knife drawers, and a wine holder for the bar. In fact, Kitchen, Bath and Business Magazine awarded the #1 kitchen design for 2014, to a design firm that used Greenfield Cabinetry! Several of the runner-ups chose greenfield for their design as well! For the counter tops (as of this moment) we have chosen Cambria Torquay, a beautiful quartz material. We plan to do a white herringbone back splash with gray grout. I give full credit to Ben for this amazing kitchen design. This is what he does day in and day out! If you live locally and need cabinets or a countertop, come visit us in our showroom! Here is the website for more information. Without any further ado……
To the left of the photo below is the bar! Heart eyes for days.
This is a picture of the Cambria color that we chose
And this is an example of the herringbone backsplash I mentioned
I really love these West Elm Stools for the Island
Currently I am drooling over a lot of different pendant lights to hang over the island. Any suggestions??
Posted on October 30, 2014
October 30th 2014. The day we bought our very first house. I can’t believe it actually, finally happened. We first looked at this house August 22nd and fell in love. Not with the house as it is now, but with it’s potential. As I have said before, Ben co-owns a kitchen and bathroom remodeling business with his brother and he knows how to repair/build/do anything he sets his mind to. When we looked at this house, Ben immediately saw it for what it could be. He painted a mental picture for me so I could catch up. (I think he saw the terrified look on my face.) After seeing what he saw, we knew we wanted to call this house our home. We put in an offer, for a good deal below asking price, that same day. No. We didn’t look at any other houses. (I know. Cray cray.) August 22nd happened to be a Friday, so we didn’t actually get the offer to the bank until Monday. Apparently, over the weekend, the bank dropped the price of the house 20 thousand dollars. Good right? Yes and no. Because of the drop in price, the house had over 75 viewings in one weeks time. There were several offers on the table and the bank decided to ask for “highest and best”. We made our offer and then we proceeded to wait. Forever. After being told we were the highest offer before we went on our trip to Hawaii, we had high hopes. When we returned from our trip we found out that the bank declined ALL offers. We were crushed. We decided to take a peek at what else was for sale in the area we wanted to live in. We saw a few online that we figured were at least worth a drive by. Reluctantly we went out one night to look around. One of the houses had an in ground pool IN THE FRONT YARD. Most bizarre thing I’ve ever seen. Another house looked like, if I blew on it, it would crumble to pieces. After those two disasters we gave up. Around this time our realtor contacted us and told us he thought we should re-submit our offer. We did. A few weeks later they accepted it! After many prayers, lots of planning, a zillion jumps through flaming hoops for the loan process, we FINALLY signed for the house today. It’s a major fixer upper. It will be a long process, and I promise at some point there will be tears, but I know this house will be beautiful. I am so excited to share this journey.
We celebrated with margaritas after signing!
“Home is the nicest word there is.”
-Laura Ingalls Wilder
Posted on October 26, 2014
We are still in the end stages of closing on our house, and I don’t really want to talk about that because.. You know… It’s not final yet! BUT thinking about leaving our little home that we have had for 6 whole years makes me so sad! I know we will make our new house a home and I will grow to love it, but as someone who doesn’t embrace change very well, I know it will be hard for me! Anyways, I have always loved the lighting in our condo and I decided to capture some patio photos as it may be one of the last lazy mornings I spend here…. … . SOB!
Mimosa kisses and Sunday dreams,