Home Building Series: Tranformations

As I mentioned Monday, it’s moving week around these parts and things are, naturally, pretty crazy. We officially received our keys on Wednesday, and fingers crossed that we’ll be 99% moved in by the end of the weekend. Now, ‘moved in’ may look very different than ‘unpacked,’ but it’s still a step in the right direction!

Home Building Series

Before I fill my home with furnishings and decor, I thought it would be fun to take a look back on how the rooms and exterior have transformed. Knowing that my house will never be this new, sparkling and clean again, already has me feeling all the feels. Call me weird, but I love the smell of new construction! I am so looking forward to filling our space and making it a home, but right now I am actually enjoying the emptiness and minimalism of our bare-boned house.

Home Building Series: Front Exterior Transformations

A few things to note about our property is that it’s on 1.6 acres out in the country. We have the sweetest little creek that runs through one side of our yard that I hope we can clean up a bit and make it look beautiful! Our exterior was painted in Sherwin Williams Dorian Gray, the trim is SW Ivory Lace, and the stone is Drystacked Prestige Weatherledge. Not pictured too is the latest completion, our front door painted in SW Black Fox and the entry arch stained in SW Black Walnut.

Home Building Series: Back Exterior Transformations

Home Building Series: StairRail

Our stair railing is made of poplar and is stained in SW Black Walnut. The balusters are iron with a ‘strait with two knuckles, then two plain straight, then strait with two knuckles’, repeating pattern.

Home Building Series: Great Room 1

This is the view from our great room into the kitchen and breakfast nook. I love this view because it really shows the room flow, and how the vaulted ceilings really give the whole space character and so much height. Believe it or not, the square footage is not too large (1,875 on the main floor), but the height of the ceilings and windows is really what gives it that spatial feeling.

Home Building Series: Kitchen

Our kitchen is one of my very favorite rooms in the house. If you want to read more about our kitchen design, you can do so in this post. Some of the most important design details on the space include the Bosch appliances, the cabinets are maple-white and the door style is Concord, and the countertop is Veatera Quartz in Minuet. Also, I ordered these pendant lights, which will be lowered to the proper height once every last detail in the kitchen is officially finished.


The great room is truly the heart of our home! I was really adamant on wanting beams, built-ins, and the elevated height of the ceiling in this room, so we knew a big chunk of our money would fall here. I figured this will be the most seen and used room in our house though, so it was definitely one that I wanted to be detailed and full of charm. Information to note is that the top half of the fireplace is horizontal shiplap, the stone is Arizona Drystack, and the beams and mantle are both stained in SW Black Walnut. Also, our carpet is Mohawk Simply Grey in Cindersmoke, and the hardwoods are Shaw Delray in Bayfront.

I am looking forward to sharing much, much more of our home with all of you in the future! Be sure to following my Instagram Account, because that’s where I’ll be sharing a lot of updates along the way.


  1. It’s been fun seeing how your build has transformed. I know you’re loving actually being IN there now – the start of a new adventure! Best of luck unpacking, and happy organizing!!
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