We've rounded up all of our favorite gifts! Many of these things we own and love. A few are on a "hint hint" list that I sent to Ty. We just put our tree up yesterday and are eager to wrap some gifts to put under the tree!
Due to an inordinate amount of messages about our kitchen backsplash, I thought I would whip together a blog post with all of the details! I have to say, our Moroccan zellige backsplash may be one my favorite things in the home. As I have mentioned before, one of the greatest challenges with designing new construction was finding ways to bring character and personality to each space. Brand new homes simply don't have the character that you find in an old home! We tried to counteract this by installing products that have age, character, and celebrate imperfections.
Tile has been installed in the primary shower! EEEEE! It is so exciting to see this dream come to life. We have been plotting and planning for a year, dedicating so much time and energy to this project. It has definitely been more work than we bargained for! But seeing it come together over the last few weeks has been life giving! It is truly starting to feel like home.
I shared on instagram last week that we decided not to go with black for the exterior color of the new build! I opted not to share what color we ended up reselecting; instead, planning to share a big reveal when the siding installation was completed. Well, I had no idea the hype that would ensue after sharing the big news! Not sure I’ve ever gotten so many messages asking to know. The drama! The suspense!
The kids' bath shower tile installation is occurring in less than two weeks! EEEEK! The excitement is ramping up. We can't wait to move on in this fall! You better believe we talk about it every single day.
I have officially ordered all of the light fixtures for the new house. Ordering all of the light fixtures, faucets, tile, vanities, mirrors, toilet paper holders, and more has felt like a part time job lately. With backorders and shipping delays, I have been trying to get everything on order with plenty of time to spare! Today, I finally ordered the very last light fixture needed for the house. Just a few more things, and the hours online shopping in bed, under the covers, will be put to rest (no pun intended).
Welp, here we go again! A few weeks ago, Ty showed a house in East Grand Rapids to a homebuyer he is working with. She decided not to pursue the home. A few days later, Ty showed me the house and said, "This would make a good flip....wanna?" I took a glance at the listing photos and said, "Sure." Honestly, it was about that short of a conversation. I actually can't believe that we are doing this. We had just been talking about how much we love new construction...so predictable, clean, and comparatively, seamless. Renovating is messy and full of unexpected twists and turns. Ha!