(kitchen tour)

We had an awesome photographer come by last weekend to shoot some photos of our home - and these photos are just the push I needed to finally get myself in gear and give the photo tour I promised (yes, I know you were all losing sleep). Alas, low and behold, our magical black and … Continue reading (kitchen tour)

(home sweet home)

We are now all moved in and could not be happier about it!  It has taken a week to unpack and get settled, but it is really starting to feel like home sweet home.  We are so glad we decided to take the new construction route as each and every decision in the house is … Continue reading (home sweet home)

(staind)

Last week we had to choose the floor stain which was REALLY HARD.  The wood floors will be throughout the entire first and second floor and are not easy to refinish - so we have to like it.  Plus, they set the tone for the whole house.  After seeing the the unfinished wood installed in … Continue reading (staind)

(tile style)

Now that all the tile is installed (!!), we had to head over to the house to choose the grout colors that will be poured next week.  Here is a glimpse into the master bath (as it currently stands). The photo on the left is a corner of the Master Shower, which I am very … Continue reading (tile style)

(progress report)

Matt and I have been taking frequent trips over to the house for progress checks, but we've been careful not to go too often - a watched pot never boils (or however that saying goes).  So we did our usual swing by and then grab dinner on Wednesday after work and were pleased with the … Continue reading (progress report)

(mullin’ over mullions)

Now added to the list of things I never thought I would care about: mullions.  Most of you are probably asking "What the h are mullions??" and a few weeks ago, I would have been in that exact same boat.  Mullions, you see, are window grilles.  But what the h are window grilles?  Window grilles … Continue reading (mullin’ over mullions)

(rome wasn’t built in a day)

As some famous person once said, "Rome was not built in a day," and the same could not be truer for our future work of art house.  And in the spirit of Thanksgiving, we could not be more grateful for the awesome team working on our house and the progress they have made - despite … Continue reading (rome wasn’t built in a day)

(lessons in concrete)

While we had a great meeting with our contractor on Monday, we left feeling a bit apprehensive as to when the actual construction would begin because of two factors: 1. The building permit had not yet been approved at the time (the City of Chicago is not an easy place to build) and 2. the … Continue reading (lessons in concrete)

(#WowDistrict write-up in the Trib)

This Sunday's Chicago Tribune had a huge feature on the 606 Trail and the effects it is having on the neighborhoods it will be running through.  For those of you not familiar with the "606", this is a city project much like the famed High Line in New York City's meatpacking district.  Chicago will be … Continue reading (#WowDistrict write-up in the Trib)