Saturday, August 31, 2013
COLORS, Colors, colors!
These next few weeks should really be telling of our decisions and whether we made the right one or not.
We recently chose the the exterior paint color, the finishes on the beams, columns, wood paneling, bead board, ceiling, trim, interior doors, and wall color. Picking some of the colors required buying numerous samples, staining wood samples, and running back to the store for more colors.
We're really excited with the exterior paint color since the painters have begun the work outside, and it makes a tremendous difference to the overall appearance of the house. The color really helps the house come alive.
I believe the only exterior color left to choose is the front door. However, the front door needs to coordinate well with the floor, ceiling, and columns inside. So we have a lot to consider.
Here's a look at our vaulted ceiling with only a few of the beams installed. The beams were installed because they penetrate the drywall, the others are going to be sanded and stained prior to installation. The next picture is the bead board ceiling in the kitchen and breakfast rooms.
The office will have a ceiling like the kitchen and an accent wall like the vaulted ceiling. The dining room is a hitchcock ceiling, and the foyer is like the kitchen, only vaulted.
I can't remember if I shared tile samples or not, but soon the tile work will begin - we've heard right behind the interior painting.
We chose a dark tile for the shower (top left) and paired it with a lighter tile for the master bathroom floor (top right).
The other rooms will go with a more solid, lighter tile. Some of the rooms are smaller spaces without windows, so we couldn't have a lot of dark colors without worrying about adding lights or something to help the room out. So the guest bath, laundry, boy's bath, and the sun room will have something like the bottom left tile.
I think from an interior standpoint, we need to choose the hardwood floor color and the carpet for the boys' room. The timing to be done with most of the major selections is perfect since I am near my due date and will have limited time to run around town looking at different things.
We're really looking forward to all the exciting changes! So stay tuned and find out what we selected. :)