Thursday, September 3, 2015

APPLIANCES! I LOVE THEM! And Some Grass Too (A New House Update)

OH MY GOODNESS! My appliances came yesterday! I can hardly contain myself. They are beyond beautiful and I LOVE THEM!

The absolute worst part.... I cannot use them till next month! It is going to be a LOOONNNGGG month!

One of the main reasons we picked this house plan was the kitchen. As soon as I saw the huge island and the double ovens I knew that this kitchen was my dream kitchen. There was one other house plan that we were seriously considering but when we found out that the gourmet kitchen was not an option in that plan we quickly crossed it off the list and decided the Port Royal was the one for us.

Yesterday when I walked down to the house to get some pictures the house was completely locked up (not normal for the middle of the day)! And so I walked around back and peeked in the window and saw that not only had my appliances been delivered they had also been installed! I could not take it and went in search of the key so that I could get in and get some pictures! My PM of course (never one to disappoint) let me have the key and told me to enjoy!

My microwave
 This is the microwave. I cannot wait to get my hands on the instruction manual and find out all that it can do! It has a rack inside (just like in an oven) but I forgot to take a picture.

My cook-top
 Isn't it pretty! And shiny! And new! And MINE! I am so excited that it is a flat stove-top. Those are so much easier to keep clean (in my opinion) and they just look so much nicer.

My double ovens
 I LOVE THEM! You knew that was coming right? They are gorgeous! When I think of all the meals that I will cook in those ovens. Birthdays, Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter, and just everyday food for my family I get teary-eyed.

Top Oven
3 racks! And it's a convection oven! It also has a feature where I set the oven for the time and temperature that it is supposed to cook and then when I hit the convection oven button it automatically adjusts the temperature and time to the convection setting! How awesome is that?!

Bottom Oven
One of the very best features of my double oven is that they are both FULL SIZE ovens. I have seen some where one is full size and one is about half the size of a regular oven. That would not work for me. I need both to be full size. And my ovens do not disappoint at all!

On a side note (I know my PM sometimes checks my blog), HEY PM CAN I HAVE THE INSTRUCTION MANUALS FOR MY NEW TOYS! It's going to take me a week to learn how to use them once we move in and my family will starve by then! (I'm shameless I know but it's worth a try!)

My gorgeous kitchen
I simply stood in awe yesterday that this amazing kitchen is mine! It is perfect in every way and I cannot wait to cook our favorite meals in my favorite room!

Another view
I am pretty sure the kitchen is complete now. Just needs a really good cleaning. We will be buying the refrigerator after closing. Which brings me to a question for all my readers....

Do you think your appliances all have to be the same brand? All the appliances in the kitchen (NOW) are GE but I really like a different brand refrigerator (can't remember now if it's LG or Whirlpool) but I don't know if it is okay to mix brands. What are your thoughts on that?

Sod delivered
 They also delivered our sod yesterday! We have been waiting on this for awhile now. The summer rain is killing our poor PM as it washes out quite a bit of dirt and sand on our slope. But it arrived yesterday and they began putting it down in the afternoon

Side yard
 One of the side yards was completely done.

 The backyard was completed (at least from what I can tell) and looks amazing! I LOVE IT!

Another view of the backyard
Our backyard is HUGE! Well, I think it's huge and I think it looks even bigger now that there is grass.

I am pretty sure they will be back today to finish the sod. And then I think they may be done with the outside of the house (but I'm not sure). There is some trim that needs finished in the house and then I think they are supposed to come back and do some paint touch-ups and then they will do a detailed cleaning of the house (not sure if there is more that needs done or not). After everything is finished they will have a quality inspection and then fix all the issues that are found during that.

We are still scheduled for our pre-settlement walk-through on September 23 (not sure if that is going to change now that we have delayed closing).

28 days till closing (hopefully)!


  1. You have my dream kitchen! When we eventually start the building process, I want a double oven and cook top so badly! I can't wait to hear about some of the amazing creations you create in that new kitchen! I hope you make lots of amazing new memories with your family in your beautiful new home! I'm so excited for you, and hope you get to close on it when you want to! Can't wait to see more pictures, it's gorgeous so far!

    1. It has always been my dream to have a double oven and a cook top too! I cannot even begin to tell you how excited I am to get into this kitchen get it all organized and start COOKING!
      Thank you so much for your sweet words. I hope that your dream kitchen is in your near future!