Home Building Project Almost Finished!!, Backsplash, Landscaping, Front Door, Mantel, and Furniture

Backsplash, Front Door, Mantle, and Furniture

Now that our estimated completion date has been moved up, the contractors have been working long hours, every day! Thankfully, the final details have been coming together nicely. We should be seeing a final product next week!

We were so excited to see that the glass tile backsplash was finally installed in the kitchen. I have been waiting for months to see how it would look. The combination of the glass tile with the granite is so beautiful. So far, this is my favorite part of the house!

The front door was also installed today. We used a full glass front door with a prarie grill. The wood will be stained to match our cedar columns.
The fireplace mantle is in place. Once they come to paint the final coats on the walls, they will paint the mantle white, to match the trim.
We have also been furniture shopping for our keeping room and greatroom. Klaussner is a great furniture line because you can customize the fabric and wood selections. For the keeping room, we have decided to use 4 chairs from Klaussner. The fabric is called “Rust”.
This is the style of chair, called “Virgina”.

This is a sample of the fabric we will have covering the chairs. This fabric really gives the chairs a rustic, warm look.

The couches for our greatroom are also by Klaussner. We have a large greatroom, so we will be using 2 of the couches, and a chair (which we have not decided upon yet).

The design of the couch is called “Sonoma”. I love the straight lines combined with the low, sloping arms. It is also about 8 feet long, so it will provide a lot of seating space.
The fabric that will be covering the couches is a black, brown, and tan tweed.


Thankfully, the weather was nice today. The landscapers were able to completely install our landscape lighting, irrigation system, and plant all of our shrubs. The front, sides, and back yard are temporarily covered in straw. I look forward to seeing the pretty green grass in the next few weeks.

We used a combination of different shrubs to give a woodsy/multi-textured look. We planted: arborvitae, japanese yews, loropetalum, indian hawthorne, and cleyera. Once the sod goes down in a few weeks, they will plant a Maple Tree and River Birch Tree in the back yard.

It’s beautiful…won’t be long before you can move in!!

Almost Finished!!

Yesterday, we met with our foreman to do a walk through. We were absolutely amazed to see that the house was so close to being finished. With the exception of our landscaping, all of the major details have been completed. At this point, it is mostly small things that need to be touched up or corrected. It is looking like we will be closing in the next 1-2 weeks. It is so exciting to know that the finish line is right around the corner.

The hardwood floor details:

Dining Room & Foyer
Carpet Details:
Upstairs Hallway Carpet
Master Bedroom Carpet
Upstairs Bedroom Carpet
Fridgidare Appliances:
Stove & Microwave


We have had a few rainy days, so unfortunately, our landscaping has been delayed. Hopefully, they will be finished in the next day or two. We have decided to plant our shrubs now, but wait until late September to plant our trees & lay the sod. Apparently, this is a very bad time of the year to lay sod because it is so hot. So, for the first month or so, our yard will consist of straw.

Plants in garage, ready to plant.
Irrigation System


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