Monday, September 23, 2013

Building Our First House - Granite, Appliances & Mistakes!


Happy Fall Beauties!

I hope you all have been enjoying this gorgeous weather. I absolutely love this time of year, and am looking forward to spending it in our new home!
Our sales agent contacted us last week with the official times for our walk through and settlement, and to our surprise, we are still scheduled to settle on our estimated date of October 11th! We are SO relieved and excited! 
*knocks on wood* just in case ;]

As you all know,  A LOT of exciting additions to our new house occurred last week, if you want to see pictures of everything,

We saw some great progress this past week, but also noticed a few mistakes that we had to note with our builder. We had mismatched marble on the fireplace, a missing outdoor electrical outlet, incorrect pendant lights in the kitchen, and the garbage disposal was installed on the wrong side of the sink. My husband and I usually visit our home a few times a week to check on progress; I highly recommend that anyone building a home do the same. It's important to mention mistakes as early on as possible. Lucky for us though, we have a very meticulous supervisor and a few of the errors had already been noted.

On a positive note, we now have granite in the kitchen, a fireplace, concrete driveway, painted trim, closet racks and appliances ! They also already added the missing electrical outlet on the front porch, and replaced the mismatched marble on the fireplace. Phew, they work fast!
Here are a few updated pictures of our house...


Gas Fireplace (still needs to be painted white)




Granite Installed in the Kitchen





Kitchen Island














Radiant Cooktop




Double Sink





Light Giallo Ornamental Granite




David was most excited about this feature haha





Trim Painted in the Living Room





Trim Painted in the Dining Room.. and hey there's my car! lol




We have a Driveway!





Wall Oven





Pantry



They've installed our lighting and even more fun features since this post, which I will share in my next update! so stay tuned :)

We also started our first big DIY project this weekend! If you follow me on Facebook & Instagram you've already seen photos, but my dad and husband have been busy at work creating an upholstered headboard and wooden bed frame for our master bedroom! I'm so blessed to have talented men in my life! ;) I've been taking photos to document the process, which I will share once it's complete!
Don't miss out,  CLICK HERE TO FOLLOW MY BLOG!




My Facebook -- http://www.facebook.com/bentleyblonde
My Instagram: @wendybentleyblonde 





11 comments :

  1. Can I just say how much I love your kitchen?? I know it's not even finished but your cabinets are GORGEOUS! I love the counter tops you chose!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Aw thank you so much Katie! Im really pleased with how its turning out! :) xo

      Delete
  2. Looks like it's coming along nicely! We have one of those cooktops too and they're SO easy to keep clean 'cause all you have to do is wipe it once you're done cooking! Smart choice ;)

    ReplyDelete
  3. Looks like it's coming along great! How exciting it must be to build your own home :)

    http://kellysvida.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  4. Wow! Wendy, everything is coming along so well :) After reading your blog posts, I discussed the process of building with my fiance & we have decided never to do it! Too many decisions :P I admire you, not only for being able to actually make those tough decisions, but for pulling it all together into a beautiful home! Wishing you so many blessings <3

    ReplyDelete
  5. Good post,I am glad to visit your website.. This article gives the light in which we can observe the reality and it is very useful one and gives in depth information.
    Resin Driveways Dorset, Resin Drive, Resin Drive Bournemouth, Resin Path Bournemouth , Resin Path Poole , Resin Path Dorset

    ReplyDelete
  6. Subsequent to perusing your blog entries, I talked about the procedure of building with my life partner and we have chosen never to do it! An excess of choices :P I appreciate you, not just to be ready to really settle on those intense choices, yet to pull it all together into an excellent home! Wishing you such a variety of favors.. Lynnwood Granite Contractors

    ReplyDelete
  7. Electrical reaches came to be inside the 1930s thus they soon begun to be exceptionally well known gas ones. Next made a minor steel compartment inside which might be put sustenance to test be it temp enhanced or not. Test was effective and in a flash create the genuine proposals in regards to short wave broilers. SteamIronReview

    ReplyDelete
  8. The larger businesses may have a more full-sized kitchen with a stove and regular fridge. Some might even have a dishwasher! Businesses like manufacturing companies and factories are the ones that have the heavy duty appliances. best dehumidifier review

    ReplyDelete