Friday, October 14, 2011

Kitchen Cabinets, Crown Molding, & Railings

We're done with drywall and into the "fun stuff"  The cabinets were installed in the kitchen and bathrooms and I LOVEEEE them!  I'm so happy with my choices and can't wait to see the granite installed on them. I was most surprised at how big our kitchen island is really going to be.  I will love all the storage space and I'm sure it won't take long for me to fill it all. Chair rail, crown molding, and cased openings were in progress also.  It appears the walls were primer-ed, but I'm not sure of what the final color is going to be.  We elected not to paint now and do it after we get in and I can get an idea of what I want to do with each room.  Also, the railings were installed on the stairs and along the sitting area of the two story foyer.  They will be stained very dark to match our hardwoods going in the entryway.  Shutters were installed on the exterior, minus the parts where the stone will be.  Stoop has been poured and covered.  Hoping that stone work will begin this weekend with the beautiful weather we're forecast-ed to have.We got an "official" final walk through date of November 4th and closing November 9th, which is right around the corner.  I'm praying we don't have any more delays because that weekend works perfect for my family to help us move, and I'm hoping to be in before Thanksgiving.  

Please bear with the pictures... they are from my phone and all I had on me when we stopped at the house last night.

Still not sure about the exterior, hoping the stone pulls it all together

Kitchen Cabinets, few more behind the basement door that is opened

Railing in sitting area of foyer

Chair railing in dining room


  1. Wow - it is looking great! So excited for you guys. So not fair that you are so far ahead of us. You will be in your house a week before we go to pre-drywall. But, it will be our turn soon enough. One of these days maybe we'll get over there to see it in person.

    We were not given the option for them to paint the house anything but white. I would have jumped at the chance for them to paint custom colors for us. Did you have to pay extra for the chair rail? I don't think anything like that comes with our model. I would love to have the woodwork that is in the model of our house (in Manassas). Good thing hubby is handy and likes wood work because I'll be keeping him busy installing crown, chair, and decorative moldings all over the house.

  2. The chair rail was standard in the dining room and crown molding was standard on the first floor. An incentive when we signed up was to have the openings "cased" which makes it look complete. I remember the feeling after breaking ground that it would take forever to get to the finished product. Looking back it feels like we just broke ground yesterday and we'll be closing in 3 1/2 weeks!

  3. Very nice!! Everything looks great! It's flying by now, isn't it? And yet...not fast enough. lol

  4. Looks awesome! Congratulations! Can't wait to see more pics!