When it came to designing the boys bathroom, it was the biggest challenge. I feel like I can mock up anything for the universe, but when it comes to myself and putting something into my home, I’m so indecisive, the design changes at least 100 times until it finally clicks and there is no turning back… or well, it means my hubby has stepped in and has said enough is enough, we’re out of time and our designs need to be finalized stat!
On Friday, the boys and I ventured out to a local location full of crisp chilly air and natures warm-muted colours. We met with Ally, a young and very talented photographer who just so happens to be taking the same school program (Visual Merchandising) I took like 7ish years ago- gosh I feel old + what a coincidence!
Last time I posted about our house progress, we had most of the framing done. Now we are seeing lots of progress to the exterior as our metal roof is almost complete, the windows have been installed, the stone ordered and the siding colour finalized!
Last week I shared some of our master bathroom inspiration which consisted of natural oak, slate tile, crisp whites and black accents. Isn’t if funny how oak has come back into home trends since the 90’s. This time it’s been toned and muted to blend and bring out its natural grain instead of applying dramatic tinted furniture lacquer and/or high gloss stains- thank goodness for that!
For starters…oh my gosh, it’s September!! As much as I love summer, I’m stoked to welcome back school and get our lives back into routine again. Fall has so much to look forward too such as the famous PSL, cozy knits, comfort foods and lots of nature’s pretty colours. With fall here, we are still trucking along in the house building department. Right now we are focusing on getting our roof on and the windows in, hopefully both of these will be checked off our list by next week. I’ll keep y’all posted! After we have the house sealed in, all of the interior stuff starts to unravel!
Wow! Our house is starting to look like a house!
It feels like the framing has been happening for a while now, but I must say that this has been the most exciting part of the build so far. And of course it’s only going to get more exciting once the exterior finishes start to complete the outside walls and the interior finishes advance further. With the house changing and us beginning to feel even more invested in the build, our feelings have been too.
Early on in the beginning stages of planning #TheGreyHouseBuild, we sat down with Laverne, Marlin and Brenna from Woodland Horizon.
Brent and I both had an idea of whom Woodland Horizon were as some friends had used Woodland to design and build cabinetry for their own homes and businesses. From what we had heard and seen, we were impressed at how beautiful their product portrayed and we wanted to know more about them.
It feels like we’ve been planning our home for quite a while now. Building it ourselves meant that Brent, his dad and I have had our own parts in a lot of the planning and organizing. Brent’s dad, Ron is the general on the job, therefore he’s been such a blessing in all of this. When it comes to meeting the trades and going over our plans with a building perspective (something neither Brent nor I have any idea about) and scheduling the trades, Ron’s there to ask all the right questions and to equipped the trades with the answers Brent and I do not know. He’s also the guy on the job site, giving a helping hand and making sure everything is running smoothly and cleaning up at the end of the day. Without him, we couldn’t do this!