We had our appointment with the design center yesterday, and I have to say..... I love my house already and we haven't even broke ground yet!!!!!!! Our design coordinator made it very stress-free and helped guide us to our decisions. She noticed early on our style and her oppinions were very beneficial.
For our kitchen cabinets we originally chose this combo
BUT.... after going to Rooms to Go to look at furniture an interior designer mentioned she saw a pink undertone. Right away my heart started to race and the last thing I wanted my kitchen to look like was and old Florida pink kitchen from the 80's.
Well, originally we wanted a nice cherry cabinet, but it was a little out of our budget. After reviewing our decisions, and doing some research on kitchen remodels, we heard your kitchen gets torn apart, it's impossible to live in, and is very expensive. SO, we made the decision to get what we wanted now at what is more affordable than later.... Sooooo, this is our combo for our kitchen
And I LOVE IT!!!!!!
**We will have black appliances which will compliment the little black specs in the granite; and the cabinets will be upgraded to 42"**
Next, we designed our guest bathroom......
The tile to the right is more of a creme, (the picture doesn't do it justice) which will go around the walls. The little brown squares just above is what's called a "listello", basically a border, will help add a visual and give more character to the shower; you can see the grout we chose, as well. The counter top is a formica granite looking. (we decided since we wont be using it that much, we can upgrade down the road to real granite for cheaper than what the builder was quoting us. )
Next, our island oasis, daily retreat from reality, our master bathroom!! I wanted to go for a very soothing, spa like feel. We went with the his and hers sinks, a soaking tub with jets and a walk in shower. We are extending the cherry cabinets to our bathroom and topped it with a darker granite called Ubatuba
Our set up will look like the photo below, with a similar wall tile and floor tile.
(this is the design center)
Our listello will be these colors
(which is a mixture of glass and slate)
BUT.....instead of checkerboard, they will be in this pattern....
We were lucky our appointment was on the day it was. They had just changed their carpeting options, so we were able to get a nicer quality carpet that used to be an upgrade 4, but we got it at an upgrade 1, saving over half the cost of its original price!!!!
We are so excited about our decisions and can't wait to see it all finished!!!