This week was a whirlwind of a week for us. The major thing this week was moving. Yep, we had to move and our house isn’t even done yet. The lease for the rental house we were in a couple miles from the build went month-to-month after January and although we were supposed to be able to stay as long as we wanted the owners wanted to move back in on May 1st! Can you believe it? So we talked with Matt to see how fast things could go to hurry things up and he said that we could move in on Saturday, May 7th. So between May 1st and May 7th we needed to move in with MY PARENTS! I never thought we’d have to move back in with my parents, but since it was just a week, I figured that I could deal with the commute and suck it up. We actually were at Cameron’s lacrosse tournament in Eastern Washington this weekend so Joel and I took the day off on Wednesday and Thursday to get us all moved. That meant Thursday night we were shackin’ with my parents. To get us moved, my mom and I went to the new house to clean out the garage and vacuum up as much sawdust as possible. Then we went back home to help Joel and the movers with the remainder of the packing and moving. Surprisingly it all of our stuff fit in the new 3-car garage and after covering it with plastic we’re hoping that it doesn’t get covered with more construction dust over the next week. I can’t wait until next week when we can actually move all of our stuff into the new house though…it’s going to be so exciting!
Hello packing!!! Hopefully this is the last time for a long time that we’ll need to pack everything up.
Goodbye old icky ‘everything-was-brown’ rental house. Our days of living in dark and dingy are over!!
And there’s all of our stuff – nicely packed up in the garage of the new house. Crossing my fingers that the plastic holds and keeps the dirt out.
Besides moving, we also had all of the appliances installed! We ended up choosing KitchenAid’s professional series and I love them! They fit in the space perfectly and really look great…couldn’t be happier. Of course, we haven’t used them yet 😉
Yes, we have two dishwashers in our kitchen…and I can’t wait to start using them. I loathe seeing dirty dishes in the sink while the dishwasher is running.
Our range has got to be my favorite appliance in the kitchen. With the large and small ovens, I think it’ll make cooking at parties a breeze. And bonus, the microwave is also a convection oven!
The fridge was by far the most expensive appliance. I would have thought it was the range, but this bad boy was way more than I was expecting. It holds a lot though and with raising two boys, I don’t think skimping on the fridge space would have been a good idea.
Just a little wine fridge in the butler’s pantry for me!
And of course Joel has a beverage fridge and freezer in the bar. Perfect for entertaining.
And to clean up all those beer glasses, an 18″ electrolux dishwasher…yes please!!
The washer and dryer fit perfectly in the laundry room and I love that they’re elevated – so much easier to reach in and do laundry.
More lighting was installed this week too. Some of the rooms weren’t 100% finished, so they had to come back and finish up the install. I’m really happy with all of the light fixtures that we chose and think that they really add a lot of personality for each of the rooms. And the exterior lights were even installed! One piece of glass was broken and besides that they look fantastic…definitely better than I had thought they would. The oil rubbed bronze really pops against the white house and adds some much needed accents.
The fixture in the mudroom is a Moravian star. The electrician took it out of the box and said “well, I think I found the top of your Christmas tree”…LOL!
It’s getting dark out, good thing the pendant was installed above the sink!
The kitchen pendants and chandelier look fantastic…I can’t wait to see this room once it’s all been cleaned and the construction mess is gone.
Just a simple glass ball and edison light bulb in the laundry room. You actually can’t see it from the front of the house which I was a little surprised about.
It’s hard to see but we chose a navy drum pendant from Pottery Barn Kids with a red stripe around the edges for Spencer’s Room.
Cameron’s room got a gray drum pendant from Land of Nod.
The exterior lights were installed this week – and check out that door color! Love it!! The driveway was also formed this week – here’s a picture of the front steps.
Finally I the majority of the tile was finished up this week – all except the vanity backsplash in the guest bath. The Oceanside glass tile arrived and was installed in the powder room and looks phenomenal. It’s got the right amount of texture and shine for that room. Besides that new install, all of the tile was grouted in the vanities for the master bath and the kitchen. They turned out great and I honestly wouldn’t change any of it.
The white grout really finished off the kitchen backsplash – such a focal point in the kitchen.
The shower niche was fixed in the guest shower this week too – originally it had a gray outline and now it’s half white and half gray. It’s all in the details 😉
I love the glass tile in the powder room and the sconces were installed too! The countertop installers actually suggested using glass tile in here, otherwise I’m sure I would have used marble. I’m so glad they suggested it though – I think it turned out beautiful!
Finally, the backyard was graded out this week. They had to finish backfilling over the septic drainfield as well as installing the drywell.
The backyard is going to be so much fun for the boys to run around in this summer –
And, this weekend Cameron’s team WON the lacrosse tournament in tri-cities!! Way to go wolves!!!
Eastlake 3/4 Cardinal Team won the 3 Rivers Lacrosse Shootout this year! Whoo hoo!!!