Hey y’all! Happy Wednesday! Today, I wanted to share a fun planning update for the new house. This week, we meet with builders now that we’ve ironed out some of the financials (construction loans, pinpointing our exact budget) Also, we’ve made a list of what is important to us as a family (outdoor spaces, a nice kitchen) vs. what we don’t need (we don’t need a huge amount of land or super expensive finishes). We’ve also firmed up our square footage (about 50-60% of what our current house is :)). Now, comes the process of interviewing builders to see which one is the best fit. 🙂
When we meet with builders, I want to have a really solid idea of what we want… I am just a planner and creative at heart, so give me an empty canvas and my mind runs like crazy. :). (God using a situation that has been hard and bringing something really sweet out of it. Isn’t this almost unbelievable?)
Our first decision that we are considering is floors. I honestly feel like this can make all the difference in a space. I plan on using one main flooring with a few accent rooms here and there. Since this house is much smaller, I will be using a much lighter color on the floors this time. I think that using a continuous flooring throughout the house helps make it feel bigger as well.
Give me all the pretty light floors.
Right now, we are debating between light hardwoods
and luxury vinyl plank. I love the hardwood tile, but I know tile is a beast to pull up if we change our minds ever. 🙂
I think this honey oak is as dark as I will go potentially
or maybe something super farmhouse like this but still in the lighter tones. 🙂
Also, Rob and I have been discussing the stained concrete floors quite a bit lately as well…if we are needing to save on budget, this can be quite pretty and allows for super easy installation of hardwoods later if we want. 🙂
They can even make it look like hardwoods or marble.
That’s crazy and so neat, right? You know what really makes me go gaga though? All the specialty tile that is available these days. I can’t even handle how cute this would be in a laundry room.
This is a must for me, and I am so excited to see this come to life. 🙂 Also, I love this subway tile below for a laundry or mudroom. SOOOO cute.
It would also be darling on a front or back patio as well. 🙂 Let’s be honest though…I’ve never met a herringbone pattern that I didn’t like. 🙂
And in a floor, there’s no exception, it seems. 🙂
Hopefully, I’ll have even more details in the next few weeks. If you have questions about the building process, please leave them in the comments and I will try and answer them in the upcoming updates. I will see you back here on Friday for a little Target fun! I can’t wait! XOXO N