Friday, August 31, 2012

House Updates. Again.

It seems as if I've recently turned into a one-trick pony . . . only posting house updates.  Well for better or worse, the renovation has pretty much been consuming a good portion all of our time.  We are getting very close -- hopefully another 2-3 weeks and it will be done!  Then adios apartment, hello home!  I. cannot. wait. 

This may be the last set of progress pictures I share so the final result will be a big surprise.  You know, it's how they do it on all of those renovation shows.

Here's the latest in the bathroom -- the herringbone marble floors (pre-grout).  This iphone picture does not do them justice (and most of the floor is shadowed), but take my word for it, it looks 10 times better in person.  Justin said the other night he just wanted to hang out in there because the tile was so cool.  Very cool, indeed.  


And our new shower is coming along.  I love the shiny white subway tiles (also pre-grout).   


We stopped by the house the other night and the floor guy had been there to put some stain samples on the floor so we could see what we liked.  This iphone picture is terrible because it's blurry and it was nighttime so it was hard to capture the true colors.  But regardless of that disclaimer, any guesses on which one we chose?  I should be a tease and make you wait, but I won't.  We are going with the one in the top right corner.  It was a toss up between that one and the middle on the bottom row.  In the end, the top right one won out.     


More kitchen updates.  It just got a fresh new coat of white paint.  All it needs now is some new hardware, appliances, and countertops.     
 

And I've saved the best for last.  This is one of our slabs of danby marble for the kitchen.  We are actually headed out this morning to our fabricator's to go see where all of the cuts will be made to ensure we like the direction of the veining, etc.  I'm pumped to see them again.  And then the next time we see them, they will be installed in our kitchen.  I've got several stories to share about us getting these slabs.  But that's for another time. 


And that concludes the latest round of the renovation highlights.  What do you guys think so far?  Anything exciting happening in your neck of the woods.  Do y'all have any fun holiday weekend plans? 

17 comments:

  1. I love everything you chose! Can't wait to see the finished product!

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  2. I love everything that you chose. The marble for the kitchen is gorgeous and the bathroom floor is amazing. Yea!

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  3. The bathroom floor is beyond cool! Love all of your choices. I've always wanted to go to choose slabs of marble... so fun!

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  4. And that also cements my complete devotion to you and your impeccable taste! Guuuuurl! All that gorgeous marble has my little head spinning...and herringbone??? To. die. for. I'm getting antsy for the big reveal!!!

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  5. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the tile you picked for the bathroom! We are finishing our basement, and will be putting in a bathroom down there so I am gathering ideas. I am a huge fan of the tile on the floor!

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  6. oh emily its looking amazing already!

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  7. Love all the things you have chosen! Can't wait to see it all come together!

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  8. So gorgeous!,, that marble - be still my heart. And I think Justin hit the mark by saying he bathroom floor may be the new hang out place (ha that sounds weird, like some drunken revelery). That floor looks amazing!

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  9. the whole thing is looking excellent! I especially love the herringbone floor. You must be so excited to finally move in soon.

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  10. those herringbone floors!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    It's going to be fabulous! I. Can. Not. Wait.

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  11. I want to steal everything. Don't mind me creeping around. GORGEOUS.

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  12. Your house is going to be beyond gorgeous!!!

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  13. Hi,

    I have a quick question about your blog, do you think you could e-mail me?

    Brian

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  14. Amazing! Those herringbone floors are gorgeous! I love what you have done to your home and I cannot wait to see the reveal! :)

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  15. Ummmm ok,... That floor is pretty must the best thing I've seen in a while! Like, amazing! Care to share the source?

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