Friday, June 14, 2013

UPDATES and maybe going to build a deck

We are hoping to have a deck built before 4th of July this year!  We've been in our house for over a year and have done a lot of planning but haven't really put any of those plans in motion because I returned to work this year (yikes!).  
But it is now the first day of summer vacation and I am on a mission to do more things to our house!
Here are the colors of the decking we plan to use.

We built a shed in the small area behind the house next to the morning room (on the kitchen side).

We changed the sink in the kitchen.  I decided that I didn't like the 6-inch depth on the standard sink.  I also didn't like the 50/50 sink because a lot of my pans did not fit in that space.   

So we installed large sink from home depot.
We also added a hidden drawer for sponges at the sink.

We had some problems with our basement door leaking water and after months of back and forth minor fixes, Ryan homes finally replaced the door.

Our laminate in our living/dining room and foyer was not installed correctly or well (????).  At our one-year inspection they agreed to fix it but I think it looks worse.  There are gaps at a lot of seams AND many of the seams are peeling up.  We paid extra money for this floor and flooring people say that it is a good product so it should not be doing this.  We are going to try to get them to replace it with something else but I am sure that will take a while to happen.  
Good thing I am home all summer and available for them to work!  :)

And since I haven't posted since June of 2012, here is what I did to the front of our house for Halloween in 2012.


  1. I love the deck color choice and the new sink too! It's got to be so much easier to wash big items. I have a 50/50 split sink and would have preferred it just be one big opening, but the fact that ours is really deep helps some with big items.

    Your little helpers are too cute!

  2. Sorry about your floors, but the DECK is AWESOME! We can only have a white fence but we can choose the coloring of the floors. We hope to get our deck when the rates drop.

    I decided to unpack some clutter today too, it feels good to get the stuff out the boxes.

    1. Thanks! One of these days I plan to create a ladies version of your "gentleman's closet". I was so happy to see someone else did the same thing I was thinking about doing!

    2. I also want to tell you that I have saved your kitchen picture to my computer (and to pinterest) so my husband can see that a double-oven is an option when we are ready to change our kitchen! Thank you for posting that!

    3. Hi Kimmie, thanks for the compliments. We love our closets. and I love love my double oven!! It makes such a big difference in the kitchen. They have a new Rome 05 model that adds the double oven as an option.

  3. Hi, we created a FB group for current and future Rome owners.