My hubby and I have been working on one major project since the summer of 2014, and last Fall we were finally, and I mean FINALLY able to make that dream a reality. After nearly 2 years of planning, preparing and dealing with some major delays and disappointments, we’re now in the process of building our new home! We definitely didn’t know what we were getting ourselves into when this journey first started. We purchased our existing home when it was nearing completion, so we got to pick some of the interior finishes, but this is actually our first time working with an architect to design a unique floor plan and layout to suit our family.
Designing our home came with its own set of challenges and when those trickled down to the permitting and site regulations, the entire construction process left us feeling very drained and discouraged. The most disappointing part came after we missed our Fall 2014 and then June 2015 watershed building deadlines, requiring us to wait until the end of summer 2015 to break ground. If we could do things all over again, there’s plenty we would change, but looking at the progress and how far we’ve come now, we’re just super thankful to have made it over those speed bumps and to finally be moving forward!
View from the upstairs.
My hubby is the general on the project and is working with one really amazing contractor. So far we’ve completed all the ground work, foundation, water tanks (for our catchment system) and most of the framing, with tresses happening now and the roof up next! It’s an incredible feeling to see our home design start to come to life, and to know that soon we get to live there. Makes everything that happened prior feel so completely worth it.
The home that we live in now, is mostly surrounded by trees, so lighting is a major issue. It doesn’t help that we have cherrywood floors and cabinets, and the builder took it upon himself to paint the entire house a shade of cafe mocha…and that includes the ceilings…no lie! With that said, I dream our home being filled with natural lighting, washed wood flooring and bright white accents. It’s also very important for me to have a bright kitchen and plenty of natural light in my office/studio space, since I work from home.
When it comes to design, my hubs and I have very different styles. I’m a modern/elegant gal, yet enjoy some european and french details, where he prefers traditional with touches of modern. Although we haven’t made final decisions on all the interior space, we have been able to agree on the exterior of our home which features several pitched roof lines and will ultimately have a contemporary look when all is said and done.
Since we’re not yet fully covered, I’m always dressed warm when we go out for our weekly visits. That usually means cozy knits, hunter boots, or my favorite classics.
Here’s the view of the bay from the second floor, and my proof that we’ll never miss another sunset.
It feels super good to start the new year off on such a positive note! I can’t wait to share more of our home building progress, as well as our interior design picks as they come together. In the meantime, I’ll be documenting some of the weekly updates over on snapchat, so if you’re there and interested in seeing more, you can always add me: poshlitldsigns.
Thanks for reading! Hearts day posts on the way.
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