Wednesday, October 13, 2010

finally!!!

I am sooo excited!! It's official! The lot that we put an offer in on months ago is ours! Closing was yesterday!  I have BIG plans for the new house and we are going to start meeting with builders next week.  I have an inspiration folder filled with ideas and I can't wait to see my dreams come to life!  Of course, I already have the floor plan drawn out and ready to take to the builder's with a loooong list of wants, needs, and "can we pretty please have" items!!


Here's the exterior rendering of the house we selected {I took the plan of this house and tweaked it until it fit our family's lifestyle}:


Since the new house will be out in the country on 2 acres, we thought it would be fitting to have a more Southern style home as opposed to the Mediterranean style homes that are everywhere in Florida.  I love the front porch...a swing is a must have out there!


My main area I have been obsessing over is the kitchen.  It's where the most time is spent and it has to be functional as well as beautiful.  The kitchen is going to be open to the living room so there is no interrupted flow.  I have a galley kitchen now and I always feel left out in there, never knowing what's going on in the main part of the house.

I will gladly take any of these...




Can you tell I want a white kitchen?


I would really enjoy a deck like this, it would be so nice to sit out here in the fall when the weather is perfect.



I am so glad I get to share this journey with you guys, the building process, finish selections, and all that jazz!!

16 comments:

MMills said...

Love the look of the hurricane shutters on the exit to the outdoor space.....

Rachel Gill said...

Congrats Jade! This is going to be so much fun! I love the house and can't wait to see everything you come up with!

Rachel
xoxo

Erin said...

Congrats Jade! I would gladly take any of those kitchens please. It is going to be beautiful!

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

Exciting! Looking forward to following the process, what an exciting dream to have come true! Janell

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

You are going to have so much fun! We started building our home almost 7 years ago and I loved watching the progress. My advice is to do just what you're doing-obsess over every detail! There are so many things that I wish I'd done differently because I just didn't know what was available.

Looking forward to following the progress. Congrats!

shari @ little blue deer said...

Oh Jade, I am so excited for you! You are going to have so much fun! XX!

Sophia Lee said...

Wow! Congratz on your new house! It looks amazing! A word of advice on the white kitchen-- my parents love white as well so I had grew up in a white kitchen--like literally, except a few color here or there, everything was as white as it can be. The good thing is that white takes in a lot of light and it can make everything in the kitchen seem fresh. Over the years, however, some of the white loses its color so unless you plan to refurbish the kitchen every 10 years or so, it might be better to have a little bit more color into the kitchen. Like still keep it light and fresh, but add a little bit of personality. So out of the 3 kitchens above you've put, I like the 1st one the best.

Oh! Actually today while I was surfing around blogger, I found this post, maybe you will find it helpful or inspirational! http://momsturf.blogspot.com/2010/10/mad-about-kitchens.html

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Jade, so happy for you! Building a new house is so exciting - you take pleasure in the smallest details. Enjoy the process and savor every moment. Hope we get to follow along on the progress!!!

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Oh my gosh that is SO exciting! Congrats!


P.S. I'm doing a blog get together for MN and WI bloggers and posting about it tomorrow. Please feel free to stop by and check out the info!

Courtney {a thoughtful place} said...

That is AMAZING! What a momentous event in your life! I am so excited that we will get to see it all unfold. I can't even imagine the fun you will have. Enjoy and congrats on the close! yahooooo

kayce hughes said...

So exciting!

Stephanie said...

congrats!! we are actually selling our custom home in tampa (all white kitchen :-) ...when the home sells we are going to start the building process all over again & I am still going with the ALL WHITE kitchen :-) It is my favorite part of the house--next to the front porch!! If you want to see the house send me an email smeade1@verizon--we have it on zillow.com

Haven and Home said...

So exciting!!!! I can't wait to see the progress over the next few months!

traci zeller designs said...

Yay!!! We custom-built our house almost eight years ago. It's such a process but it's so fun and so worth it!!! CONGRATS! I look forward to following along ;-)

Megan {Honey We're Home} said...

That is so exciting! I will be looking forward to seeing what you do with it- the exterior already looks amazing and with 2 acres, hopefully, there will be lots of relaxing in your future.

Hello Lover... said...

Congratulations Jade! Looks amazing - I can't wait to see you go through the process of picking out all the little details.

I think white kitchens are my absolute favorite!

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