Wednesday, January 5, 2011

The Model of our house!!

Good Evening Bloggers and Happy New Year!
I tell you the after Christmas blues have really kicked in for me. I have an overwhelming sense of sadness. I have absolutely nothing to be sad about! The New Year is full of wonderful blessings for me already,so I guess its just the let down of all the Christmas excitement.
I told my husband building a house is like giving birth. The waiting is unbearable at times, and the last month and half is the worse. Our house is kind of at a stand still waiting for moldings to come in so they can be installed, the painting to get done and the cabinets and flooring installed. We are hoping to be able to get in the house by mid February if everything goes well.
I thought I would share with you the photos of the model house we visited. It is called the Williamsburg 11, our house is the Williamsburg 1. The difference is the higher ceilings in the model house and of course many more upgrades!!
So I hope you enjoy and I welcome any ideas on decorating.

This is the sofa area in the family room. My furniture is a curvy traditional,burgundy paisley with some gold in the fabric. It is a huge sofa. So we are opting to put our love seat in the sun room and just add a comfortable chair with ottoman. This model house does not have the sun room. Where the windows are in this model home, our sun room will be extended out that wall. Our sun-room will have a row of windows on the back wall.

This is a view of the fireplace. Ours will be in the corner just like this one, however we did an upgrade on the mantle. Our mantle is a traditional one with rosettes. Also we are not putting the television over the mantle. I want that area to decorate. Out television will be on the adjacent wall.

This is a view of the wall that the stairs are on. I just love the spindle railing. Unfortunately we did not get this upgrade. Where the spindles are a solid wall with the stairs leading up to the loft,craft room and bonus room!

Bar area #1.

This is a view of the bar area in the kitchen.

Our bar area will be the same as this and also our refrigerator will be in the same place. I love the granite counters on this one. But we could not get the upgrade for granite. We have the next best product , corian I think.

This is a photo of the pantry door. We will have the same pantry in our home. We will also have the doorway from kitchen to the dining room.

We will have this same plant ledge in our kitchen, with the exception that it will not be as high. This model home has I think 16 foot ceilings and I think our house has 13 foot. Don't quote me on that. I just know their ceilings are a couple or three feet higher than the ones in our house.

This is the dining room! The dining room in our new home will have a arched entrance. But we will not have the chair railing, that was an upgrade we felt we could live without, or add later!

I absolutely fell in love with the bedding in this Master bedroom. I called the interior decorator to inquire about where she purchased it or if it was custom made. She stated that she had pieced it together and could not remember where she purchased the comforter.

This is another view in the master bedroom!! We have cherry furniture! I love the dark woods, I just think they make the house feel so elegant.

A view of the double sinks! I just love that we will have these in our home. In our previous house we only had a single sink, and it was quite cumbersome when we both were trying to get dressed.

We will have this same garden tub!

Shower door in our home will be the same as this one!

This is the bathroom. I love the double sinks. This bathroom is built exactly how our bathroom will be, with exception of the decorations and color scheme.


  1. The sadness could be due to that seasonal disorder or the fact that the house seems empty once the decorations are down. Even something joyful, like your new house can manifest as sadness. Good emotions sometimes feel like bad emotions. It will pass. Take Care.

  2. You're gonna love, love, LOVE being in your new home soon, I can tell! And I so empathize with you and your can be grueling at times....wanting to be settled in a new home...YESTERDAY!

    Beautiful photos.
    Now, come on...get out of your after-Christmas funk and come join us all blogging...visit and get a few laughs or smiles and you'll see your cares go 'down the drain'. LOLOLOLOLOL

  3. Oh I can only imagine how hard the waiting is for your beautiful home.

    I have to say I am absolutely thrilled that you will be joining me on the carriage ride destined for Royal Wedding Wednesdays. When I hit the "publish" button I had a momentary feeling of panic that my post would be met with only the sound crickets chirping. It has been quite the opposite, so much so that I feel we have a kindred spirit/sisterhood sorority.

    Here's to fairytales!

  4. Thanks so much for giving us this tour. OH girl, a exciting...Everything thinks so bright and airy..I can't wait to see what your going to do...((hugs)) for you sweetie.

  5. I'm getting so excited for you. I hope your post-holiday blues go away quickly. La

  6. Oh Susan, I can just imagine how you must be so ready to get moved into your new house! I'm getting excited for you! Hang in there, it will happen soon!

  7. I think we all have a little let down after the holidays... but soon you'll be busy with your beautiful new home! It's going to be wonderful! Thanks for stopping by!

  8. You are going to have so much fun decorating. I can feel your excitement. Not too much longer now, the best things are always worth waiting for.
    Happy New Year, and I'm sure it will be a good one.

  9. Your new home is going to be beautiful. I can't wait to see the pictures. I know what you mean about the after-Christmas sadness. I get that way. . . And I live in northern Utah so I deal with gray sunless days and lots of cold and snow. But, look at you.. you get to have a new home with lots of decorating and fun things to do. Good Luck! And thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a sweet comment. Hope to see you again.

  10. Looks amazing Sue. You must be getting so excited.

  11. Hi
    Thank you so much for visiting My Cozy Corner. I love your new home. 2011 will be the year of decorating and landscaping. Best of Luck!!!

  12. How exciting, The pictures really give a feel of what your new home will be.
    We were getting ready to build our Dream home when my hubby got sick, Had the blueprints and everything. So my Dream will never happen,
    I'm very happy for you though! Enjoy every minute of it!

  13. Yay for new houses!! :) I like your layout and can't wait to see your sunroom! :)

    Thanks for you comment on our heat/air incident..and you're right, we do have an awesome, amazing God! :)
    Have a grea weekend!

  14. Hi, Sue! Thanks for the visit and the comment!

    I saw in your profile that you love Twilight! How fun! I do too and I love meeting other grown up girls who share the same love! My husband humors me in it and even bought me an Eclipse calendar for Christmas!

    Well, this model house is just lovely! My boys would like to buid us a house but I've always lived in old houses and wouldn't know what to do if I wasn't fixing one up! I'm happy for you but I don't envy you the stress! ♥

  15. I love seeing the model home, Susan. Your house will looks so awesome with all your decor. I can't wait to see it. I bet you can't really wait to get it completed...Christine

  16. Susan,
    Here is a big ole hug for you. I felt a little let down after Christmas too, BUT we have a whole beautiful year to look forward too! You are going to have such a beautiful home, I can't wait to see it! The pictures of the model home are very pretty and I know you will put a pretty spin on your style! Thank you so much for your visit!
    Hugs friend,

  17. Susan,
    How beautiful! It will get done and you will so enjoy it! How wonderful. Thanks for stopping by.

  18. So pretty!!!! Your home is gorgeous!!!

  19. Susan, Hubby and I have built four homes and I know it is no fun waiting. The model is beautiful and I know your home will be as well. Looks like the model has the same kitchen cabinets we have.

  20. Even though this is a model home, I'm sure your home will be just as lovely. Those last couple of months truly are the most trying times of house building. When my parents built their home, I think my dad aged 20 years just from the stress of worrying over everything. Once you get settled in, you'll forget about all the stress and depression you've had now.

    As for that bedding, I know I've seen similiar bedding recently. To me, it looks like something I saw at Steinmart. Maybe not, but my guess is you should be able to find something to recreate the same look pretty easily.

  21. Susan, it is so fun coming here and watching your home go up.....exciting time.
    If I have not mentioned it sure to have the doorway into the bathrooms large/wide enough for a walker to go thru...especially the doorway that lead INTO the "wetroom" where your toilet actually is located. We had to have one door made larger about two years ago...(at NO small expense) so that if and when one of us ever needed a walker we could get it into that room.
    AND SURE ENOUGH it was not but about 8 months later, I needed my walker because of my knee accident.

    So if it is not too late now, you may wish to have them leave you plenty of width in THOSE doorways for that.

    Hugs, Rose

  22. It will be so much fun to start anew with your decorating! I am in such a mood to re-do everything and I just don't know where to even begin. One thing can't be started because something else has to be done first, etc. etc. aaaggghhh!!!! I have paint fan decks sitting out and besides finding wall colors, I am considering painting out all the dark woodwork in white. Better re-sale value, I think, since my stain is so dark! Younger couples want a clean white look. Then there are the baths, the kitchen, the carpet. Now, I want a new house, too!!! ~ Sue