So I took better pictures with the real camera last night.. And since we're finally unpacked they're a lot nicer than the last ones.. Here's the kitchen.
Kitchen pantry and butler pantry with desk (on the left, not quite showing
and Master Bathroom
Chandelier from below, my husband had to attach each crystal on his own (with my help, of course)
the Powder Room
The pedestal sink in the powder room
The mudbath with marbelite sink
Boys room.. Couldn't take a pic of the other kids' room because my son was asleep.. Didn't take a pic of the guest room either since it's just empty for now. We need to buy a set for it before my in-laws come into town.
New pictures for you. The house was cleaned and it looks so much better :-) Here is a picture of the kitchen, completely finished (The fridge is at my brother's house, we haven't brought it to the house yet)
Fireplace mantel was stained.. I love the way it looks with the granite, yay!
Here's the pedestal sink with the faucet I chose for the powder room. What do you think?
The hardwood floors!!! Might be my favorite part of the entire house!
Front door was also stained! Same color from the outside and inside
The temporary walkway/stairs to the front door.. It was dark and I used my phone, sorry for the bad quality:
As much as we plan, things can always go wrong... Unfortunately, something went wrong with our sewer (don't ask me details because I honestly don't understand it all). We had to order a new piece which 1. was extremely costly, but also 2. pushed back our move-in date. We've already signed a 3-year lease agreement with a Canadian couple starting Nov 30th... Our options aren't many: 1. Put our stuff in storage and stay at my parents' until the house is ready. 2. Ask the couple to push back the move-in date at least a week (maybe more).
As for the storage, I talked to our moving company and it'll basically be like paying for 2 moves... so that's really out of the question for us.
I'm going to talk to our realtor today and have her ask the tenants if they can wait 10 days... If yes, we're good to go. If no, then we gotta start looking for new tenants I guess. (I already have 3 leads, ppl sent me emails from Craigslist after we signed with the couple.)
I've already packed our linens and a bunch of other stuff. Looks like I'm gonna have to live without them for 3 more weeks. *Sigh* What can you do? These things happen.
Wowee!! The house is almost ready! Carpeting is finished--in ONE day! Can't believe it.. Hardwood floors are in, but they're covered so you can barely see it. The temporary certificate of occupancy was supposed to be next Friday, the 20th, but there were some .. issues, so it'll be a little bit after. That's okay, we can't move in til the 30th anyway!
As always, pictures!!! Enjoy
The appliance garage was installed - here it is closed.
And open: The kitchen knobs we chose. We were short 4 and had to buy some more. Nice, huh? But the left one looks crooked.
Not a good picture of the kitchen handles.
We had a little misunderstanding with the laundry room faucet. They installed this faucet:
But I wanted one that was pull-out and has a spray. So we went to Home Depot and picked out this one: (I hope it's good quality, all our other plumbing fixtures were from a more reliable plumbing contractor)
Hardwood floors!!!!!!!!! I LOVVVVVVVVVVVE THEM!!!!!!!!! You can't really see them but they're beautiful! Perfect match to the stain on the stairs!
Powder room, they still haven't assembled the pedestal completely.
Powder Room, they installed the bathroom hardware.
Guest bathroom shower
Kids' bathroom handles and knobs
Master bathroom knobs
Master bathroom shower door!!!
Nursery closet. I put lots of small shelves. I don't like how the top shelf is SO high!! But oh well.
I'm a secondary Math and Spanish teacher (also certified in ESL K-12) but am a stay-at-home mom for now. I had my first child, a boy, in November 2008. My husband and I are building a new house (actually, my brother-the professional builder-is building it for us) and we are excited :)