Saturday, December 29, 2012

Makin' Changes

Well, we decided to make a few changes once we saw the models. First, we went from elevation C with brick front and side/back wrap to Elevation A. However, we really want a stone front on the house. We are waiting to hear back from RH to see if they will approve this nonstandard request. Also, I'm praying the stone upgrade doesn't come back ridiculously high. We are willing to pay around 4,000 but I'm hoping its not much more than this amount.  If we get the stone front our house should look fairly close to the one pictured below.

The other things we changed include taking out the fireplace, seeing as we have never used the one we have, and replacing it with the direct set staircase with white balusters. We also did the extended laundry room. By Having kids and dogs, the laundry room/mud room will be a help. We also added cabinets to the laundry room. We added lighting to the master bedroom tray ceiling. Finally, we chose to do the 3 color paint package. We are not great painters and we would much rather have this done before we move in. So, it was a pretty exciting day making some new choices. Now if only June  would hurry up and get here. Lol!

Rite Rug Meeting

We made our selections at Rite Rug this past Thursday. We love the selections we made. I think the desert sand granite looks beautiful with the espresso cabinets. We are doing the darker stain on the direct set stairs and hand rails to match the cabinets.  We picked a laminate 2 option instead of wood because we like the wider plank and shine finish it has. I actually found pictures of this flooring in a couple of other RH blogs and it's really pretty. We also upgraded the carpet and padding. We got an 8lb pad through the entire house along with the Mocha Froth level 2 upgrade. We also decided to upgrade the vinyl to the et step and they had a few more choices. I really like how all the colors pull together nicely.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Visit to the Victoria Falls model

We drove to Indianapolis today to look at two Victoria Falls models. The house is really more beautiful than I imagined. The online pictures really do not do it justice. After seeing the models, we've decided to evaluate our selections and tweak it a little to choose some options that would fit our family a little better.  I'll update these selections later.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Papers signed

We signed our papers yesterday to build a Ryan Homes Victoria Falls Model. We are so excited to start this journey. This will be the first home we have built. We are building the home with the following upgrades:

Elevation C (full brick front and side/back wrap).    Elevation A with a NS request for a stone front
Morning Room
Gourmet Island
Expresso cabinets 42"
Granite Counters
Stainless Steal Appliances
Rear fireplace.    Direct Set Staircase with a carpet runner(love this)
Bonus room over front facing 2 car garage
Tray ceiling in master bedroom with light package
Upgraded carpet whole house
Upgraded wood laminate flooring in entry, kitchen, and morning room
3 tone paint package
Extended Laundry Room