Thursday, December 20, 2007

Here it is!

The beginnings of our brand new home. They began excavation on Tuesday and when we drove by today it looked like they were getting ready to set up some of the basement forms. How cool is that?

We had to go pick out kitchen cabinets today and counter tops. Talk about choices. I have it narrowed down to 2 different cabinet choices and, I think, 2 different counter top choices. What started as flat panels, raised panels, oak(not so much), maple(nice), hickory(I wish), ...then natural, fawn, autumn, june, september, and whatever other color of stain that you can think of....with newly added things like cocoa glazes and pencil trims...I can say that when we left the cabinet place I had it narrowed down to 2. One of which, is my first choice, and it happens to be a custom made cabinet. By the Amish. As she tells me this I say in my head, right, like I could ever afford that. Of course that would be my first choice. Heaven forbid my first choice be something that is actually in my allowance. No, no, I like to make things difficult. So, we sit back and wait for all the numbers to come rolling in. Then sit back and begin the apples and oranges debate.

Here is the siding color. It is actually a warm sage green. The color is really different in this picture. So, I need to choose a shutter color. Should it be black, brick red, sienna brown, or burgundy? Tell it like it is. What's your choice?



9 comments:

espiritudiva said...

Well.. I like the brick red, or burgandy.. m

Vanessa said...

I say the dark brown or black. Burgundy is cool, but its trendy right now, and will age the house really quickly in a few years, when it goes out of style.

Mim said...

I like the brick red.

J.J. said...

I vote for the brown. G votes for the black. My neighbor has burgandy and it is really fading.

frugalmom said...

J.J.: Yeah, our other house had burgundy and they faded, too. I think I am leaning towards the black. In my head I had wanted the brick red....but as I see it and see other houses with it, it just doesn't pop like I want it to. I think I need more contrast.

Mrs. Gregorton said...

Burgundy or black as a second choice, the contrast is nice and clean

Mrs Mom said...

I think I would go with black- its classic, clean, and will give great contrast to your new home.

Congrats BTW on the new home! Being able to be there for every step of the build will really make things even more exciting for you. (OK, so it might just frustrate be dickens out of you at times too, but its all good in the long run!)

Hope it goes smoothly and swiftly for you!

Christy said...

Congrats on getting everything going! I like the first red one.

frugalmom said...

Mrs. Gregorton: I agree. I think I have decided to go with black.

Mrs Mom: Black it is! This will be our second home that we have had built. It is still amazing to me that I knew so little the first time. And yet have so much to learn still. It is fun, but as you said, it can be stressful at times.

Christy: Hey stranger! Nice to be back and talking to everyone again. Have a great new year!