(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)

(progress report: 2 weeks out)

Holy moly!  We are now just two weeks away from moving in, so I thought I would share a quick progress report from our visit yesterday. Cannot WAIT to move in!  Hope y'all have a hoppy Easter weekend!

(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)

(finding the perfect white paint)

Whoops!  Looks like someone (and I'm not going to name names) forgot she had a blog.  I have been super busy at work/ working on the house that I am a bit behind... Anyways, I have been stresssssing out while on the search for the perfect white paint color for the walls.  Who knew there … Continue reading (finding the perfect white paint)

(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)

(brass is back)

So next on the to-do list is to confirm all the plumbing fixture choices for the house.  I thought I would have an opinion about this and let me tell you, I just don't; except for the brass faucet I ordered for the powder room. Brass is so back - is there anything chicer than … Continue reading (brass is back)

(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)