Within a few weeks we should be
moving into our house; in the meantime the last part of our new
construction is moving swiftly. The hardwood floors are about half
complete and quite attractive, the tile and mantle for the fireplace are
finished, the light fixtures are all in place and the shutters on the front are
The last few pieces of the puzzle
are about to be wrapped up shortly. We finished deciding on all our hardware
and bathroom mirrors, and I think we’re finished picking out all the fixtures.
So, now the race is to get everything completed and all the loose ends tied up.
In making a decision on the
flooring, we looked at lots of different choices for laminate and hardwood,
working towards the right decision for our house and our proximity to the water.
We learned that laminate has come a long way in the last few years and we
looked at some that was very attractive; but with the wisdom of our builder,
Blue Moon Bay, and his team, we decided the right decision for us was to use
engineered hardwood. In the long run, we decided with the moisture and the lake
nearby, the hardwood suits us best. The next hurdle was the cost. Our builder
and decorator found a beautiful and affordable (I feel like I’ve used those
words together quite a bit in most of my blogs – it seems to be a theme in our
construction decision-making) hardwood that is quite attractive and should
serve us well for many years. It’s going down nicely and looks amazing.
The tile subcontractors finished the
tile around the fireplace. It took a while to pick out the tile because we
wanted something that would be unique, striking and durable. We decided on a
marble that was quite different from the other tile in the house. We were
pleased with the result. The fireplace will certainly be a focal point in our
It took hours of looking up at light
fixtures in the store to finally decide on the ones we thought would look best
with the other design components in our house. We have a great chandelier to go
over our table but it took a while to make a decision on this light fixture.
The result is very pleasing. We chose the same fans for the three bedrooms and
living area. The tulip lights on the fans had yellow glass shades and once they
were up and turned on at night we didn’t like the yellow light. So, we found
clear shades that we purchased and put up and we like the new shades much
better. Two glass globes pendants over the island in the kitchen turned out
great. The entryway light is unusual with lots of small crystals that hang from
the fixture. All in all, the fixtures turned out great and blend with the other
The white shutters are up in the
front and add a great contrast to the gray siding. The railing is getting
painted and the front of the house is starting to look like a home.
This amazing journey is about to
come to an end and we’ll get to start enjoying our new home. We’ve had so many
great people who’ve worked on our house. They’ve been great craftsmen and
professionals in every way. And, our builder has led the entire construction
process with such integrity, patience, good taste and affordability. For more
information on the new construction, please call 501.520.9201 or
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