Monday, May 31, 2010

Home Sweet Home

I'm going to leave the green background since we are just now seeing green in the Kamas Valley. Just a week ago we got about 4-5 inches of snow. Partially because of the bad weather, we haven't finished some stuff on our new house. However, to prove that we did in fact build a house, I am going to post some interior pictures.
This is a picture looking from the kitchen into the family room. After we close on our permanent financing, we will hopefully be upgrading to a larger t.v. The main parts of the house (everything except the bedrooms) have knotty alder trim and doors with a dark cherry stain. The paint is "krisp khaki". A huge thank you to everyone who came and helped do the stain and paint, especially Patrice's dad Jon.

This is looking towards the family room/kitchen from the front entry. The main floor is open to the basement below, which is unfinished. We had to do a small finished room at the bottom of the stairs until we finish the basement someday. Doing the stairs and railing was one of my least favorite jobs.

This is looking from the family room towards the front entry. The wood/travertine inlay was also a job that I did not enjoy, but it looks really nice. The room off to the left is the office, which we did in hardwood flooring (not too hard of job). The front door remains unfinished because we need some good weather to take it off for the day.


This is the kids bathroom. The mirror will eventually have a knotty alder frame, but just installing it was enough for a while. Thanks to my dad who did the tile work in our showers (I will have to post a picture of that later).

This is Evan's bedroom. Patrice wanted to finish it in a blue paint that she saw in a Pottery Barn catalog. I was hesitant, but it really does look like a perfect room for a little boy. Although I love the alder trim in the house, the white trim in the bedrooms looks good.


This is guest room/future kid room. The paint is another Pottery Barn paint. This time it was green.


Shot of the kitchen. It is hard to tell from these pictures exactly how much travertine we laid down in this house, but trust me it was a LOT. The cabinets are knotty alder finished in the same dark cherry with accent antique white cabinets.

Another shot of the kitchen looking in from the family room.

So there it is. We really did build a house. I will post more pictures as we finish everything in the house. Again, thanks to everyone who helped us on the house. It was a ton of work, but we are very happy to be moved in.





11 comments:

Billie Sue said...

Your house is truly amazing and beautiful. Some nights at 3:00 AM, you really wonder if it is all worth it, but you did a great job of making sure everything is absolutely perfect! I love it all! I am also very happy you are-for the most part-finished. Perhaps your blood pressure will go down just a little. Sitting on your deck, gazing across the peaceful Valley should help too. You worked so hard -- but that is you! Your work ethic is admirable -- Grandpa Bisel would be so proud -- as am I! Love you so much! Good work!

Chelsea Johnson said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!! I love everything aobut your house! I love how much hard work you did on it and you should be so proud of yourself! Can't wait to see more of the finishings!

The Gunnerson Family said...

BIG SIGH OF RELIEF! It is finished, and it is amazing. You really did a wonderful job on everything. I love it. When is the housewarming party?

Giselle and Noah Rasheta said...

Beautiful, wonderful, amazing...JEALOUS!! I am excited to see your gorgeous house again when I'm there in a couple days. See you soon!

Billie Jo said...

I too love the house. It makes me want to do it again, then I remember the stress and late nights and change my mind. You did a wonderful job and I am expecting a big 24th of July party at your casa this year!

Tyler and Mindy said...

It is beautiful. All of it. I love the view off your deck. Amazing!!

Pays said...

Your home is beautiful!! Now I have got to come and see it in person. Sounds like you spent many long hours working on it but it sure was worth it! So pretty!! Congrats!

Kristie and Family said...

Your house is beautiful; the tile/wood inlay in the entry is awesome! I really like the guest bedroom are you taking reservations yet? We really need to get together this summer when we come home to visit. I would love to have the tour in person. Congratulations on your new house.

Mont said...

This is gorgeous. Can I hire you to build my next house?

kara said...

Wow! What a beautiful home! I'm happy for you guys. I have to say that I love the dark cabinets and light island. Lovely.

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