Things have stalled on the house for a little while. The trees and grass are all out of the way now, and some foundation dirt has been brought in to start settling. We're currently on septic and well water, and we are going to need a new septic tank as a part of the addition so before sinking money into that, we decided to check to see if city utilities were available to us now. After going around between a few different "cities" who kept passing me around saying we weren't their responsibility, I ended up finding out we are out of luck for now so we're proceeding with the septic. So, now we have to wait until next week for the septic permitting process to get started. Hopefully that won't take long and we'll be on our way again.
We've decided to go ahead and order some of the fixtures/furnitures so that we'll have them when we need them and we won't risk them being discontinued. A couple of things we're ordering now are the vanities for the bathrooms. I LOVE the ones that I've picked out. For our master bathroom, the room is going to have a "Rustic Italian" theme. The tile that I've chosen, Casa Dolce Casa's Le Argille tile in Terra Rossa (see below), looks a lot like terra cotta, but has a high variation in color. I LOVE it! The walls will have a Venetian Plaster faux finish like the one that I did for my sister-in-law a couple of years ago. It will be in a neutral-ish yellow tone. And the vanity for the master bathroom is a reproduction furniture piece from Home Decorators (see below). I love the look of it and all of the drawers that it has. It's crazy that awesome furniture like that is actually cheaper than the built-in cabinets. Also, all of the fixtures are going to be an oil rubbed bronze finish. I can't wait to see it all together!
Master Bathroom Tile:
The kids bathroom is going to be a polar opposite of the master bathroom. It will have a wainscoting of white subway tiles on the walls, light, bright green paint on the top half of the walls with blik wall decals on them (the Tumblers in kiwi and Critters in aruba), an all white vanity with a protruding sink (see below), a round tilt-mirror, and a black tile floor. The fixtures in this bathroom will all be chrome (similar to these). Right now I'm thinking that the shower curtain in this bathroom will just be plain white since there will be so much going on on the walls. I think this will be a fun kids' bathroom for a boy and a girl too!
I can't wait until it's all ready to use!