Wednesday, January 14, 2015

kitchen updates

We had another meeting with our kitchen designer today, and I have to say, I'm totally amped!  I love how this kitchen is coming together piece by piece.  I've been struggling to see the finished product as we make design decisions, but today we got a glimpse of the big picture.

We're going with natural hickory cabinets, and today we picked our counter tops.  They're a beautiful blend of golden, taupe, and light cream tones.  I'm in love!

I think we're going to paint the kitchen a grey-blue tone, something similar to SW Copen Blue.  It looked great with the mix of the natural oak flooring and hickory cabinets.

Our appliances are stainless, and today we picked out an amazing, huge, single basin stainless sink.  Woohoo!  R got me this faucet for Christmas.  It's got Delta's Touch2O technology, which means you can just tap it turn it on and off.

I can't wait!  Next up, finalizing paint colors, flooring, and cabinet hardware.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

master bath update

Happy New Year!

We finally have a master bathroom layout finalized.  Here's the original plan, and what we worked out with our architect.  This biggest issue with the original (left) is getting into the shower.  We really wanted a pivot shower door, rather than a slider, so the toilet position would make things a little tight.

So, we moved the toilet to the other wall, behind a half-wall, and moved the door down to accommodate.  We ended up going with a huge bathtub, the kohler mariposa.  Our model is 6 feet by 3 feet.  So, that takes up a little more space than was originally allocated to the tub.  We're planning to tile the surround, leaving about 6 inches on each side of the bathtub.  Massive, right?  We have space for a 5 foot wide vanity, but I think we're going to go with a 4 foot.  We're never in the bathroom at the same time & don't plan to be... so, for us, counter space is much more important than dual sinks.

I'm currently working on choosing finishes.  We're leaning toward this vanity, with chrome hardware, and a white countertop with integral sink. 

There you have it!  Our new master bathroom!  I'll admit, we aren't totally sold on the half wall to hide the toilet.  I think it may feel too closed in as you enter the bathroom.  What do you guys think?