House Building: Paint Color Selections & Upgrades

We’re 39 days from closing on the new house. We’re so close, yet it feels like move-in day is still so far away – mostly because Eric and I are anxious and excited to get settled into our new home. If you recall, we started this process right before Christmas 2017.

It’s been about a month since the last time I shared an update on the progress, so here’s a little sneak peek at where we’re at. The builder just wrapped up all of the interior painting. We chose the following colors throughout the house:

Interior Colors

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wall color for most rooms throughout the house
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wall color for formal sitting room and office
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trim color and all cabinets
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stain color for wood floors, boot bench top and railings throughout house

Exterior Colors

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main house color
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color for front door, corbels and shutters
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trim color

The colors turned out exactly how we wanted – clean, light, modern – and will go nicely with our tile/flooring and lighting finishes. Check out the progress!

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view from the front door
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formal living room
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kitchen with white shaker cabinets
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love that we chose to extend our island by a foot and add a double oven
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we decided to make one of the pull out drawers adjustable for utensils (not just seasonings) and added under-mount lighting by the gas cooktop and
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white built-ins make this space look huge, and we added tech in the ceiling for surround sound
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it’s all about the details in this house – rounded corners and arches in main openings
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this pantry! (larger than my current master closet) and we added outlets for easy storage for our microwave and toaster
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boot bench with lots of storage and check out our doors – we upgraded to five panel throughout to give the house character
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stairs down to the finished basement
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we decided to add a full bath in the basement and a nook under the stairs for Turk’s hangout
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lots of open space and built-in tech for the man cave
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we mimicked the island in the kitchen for our basement bar – plenty of space for game-day food!
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view from our second floor overlooking the entry
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we added an extra linen closet at the end of our upstairs hallway with half shelving and half open space for a vacuum … all of our closets are custom based on our needs for the area of the home (one of the main floor closets has built-in power strips for a hanging dyson, etc
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front guest room with attached full bath
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second bedroom
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jack-and-jill bathroom
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jack-and-jill shower
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jack-and-jill to other bedroom
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third bedroom – I’m obsessed with this super cute window seat
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second floor laundry room – the other side of the room has lowers and hanging space
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master bedroom
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master bedroom
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we added a handheld next to the bench in the shower. We also added a handheld to the soaker tub and built-in tech for music/podcasts for getting ready in the morning
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so excited for our master closet with three rows (yes three) of hanging space – also, the white box will house an oversized mirror
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his and her vanity – we added outlets in the cabinets for toothbrushes, hairdryer, etc.

Stay tuned as the finishes get installed. Our next meeting will be the “new home ownership walk-through”  – eek! So excited!

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