Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Master Bath

So, I haven't posted much of anything about the master bath.  We didn't get any upgrades in here with exception to the jetted tub, dual shower head, and the space itself.  We didn't care for the upgrade options Ryan offered so plan to upgrade ourselves down the road.

This is the Master Bath with Jetted Tub, Dual His/Hers shower heads, & extended bathroom.

 Looking into the bathroom from the bedroom.  There are 2 pot lights that stradle the center of the tub and I wish I had changed it to only one so I could hang a chandilier over the tub.  I do love the windows and all the natural light the bathroom gets.  The tub is huge!
 vanity to the left of the tub

 vanity to the right of the tub

 The door in the photo is to the "Water Closet"
 Roman Shower with His and Hers shower heads.  We had my husbands raised up (he's 6'3 and mine lowered, I'm 5'3)  The shower seat is really nice and the shower is big!
Ryan in Ohio has to aim the lights up which I think is super weird.  We will be rotating them down soon.  I think the 5 lights is a bit of overkill but easily changed.

Stairs to the Bonus Room

From just looking at the plans it's kind of hard to see how the stairs are to the bonus room.  I took a bunch of pictures for those wanting to know.

 view coming up the stairs
 view from the top of the stairs looking into the bonus room
 view from the top (on the bedroom side) looking into the bonus room
 View looking down.  You can see the "landing" area is actually two large steps
 View from the bonus room
Coming down the stairs, I am standing on the "upper landing" and yes, those are crayons on the stairs.  I have a 1 year old so there is always something somewhere :)

I hope these help those looking to add the bonus room.  Please let me know if you'd like a different view or angle. :)

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Internet woes

Knowing that we would most likley be the first house done in the addition to an existing neighborhood I started requestiong internet service 1 1/2 months prior to our move in date.  I called and called and called and was told over and over and over again.  "We need to do work out there, we'll call you when it's done."  Seriously?

Move in day came and went and still no internet!  We did call the internet company Ryan Homes puts down as the service to use. One would think that the service was there and ready to go?  After living in the home for 2 weeks and after many calls to said internet company...we finallly have service!

(future neighbors feel free to thank us, HA!)

Big Mound of Dirt

There is a HUGE mound of dirt across the street from us.  Apparently it will be used to fill in the low lands in the future.  Some may think it's an eyesore but the neighborhood kids are going to be so sad to see it go!

Friday, January 30, 2015

The keys are ours!

 Dining room with added trim.  This is by far the best upgrade!  Large baseboards, crown moulding, & large door casings make this look and feel really custom. 

 Front entry look up to the second level.
 Textured ceiling (no love for them here but it's what they do here in Ohio).  This is the light you get when you add a light to a room.
 Cute baby in the entry way.
 I really like how the carpet and stair railings look together.

 Fireplace with to handsome boys and Bucks County Ledgstone.

 Kitchen with upgraded appliances.  Apparently I can roast a whole chicken in that microwave!
 Beautiful view from the windows in the Morning room.

 Here's the sectional I blogged about earlier.  Its huge and we love it!  There is enough room for everyone.
 The carpet is looking pink in these pictures but it's not.  I do however like the carpet on the stairs and upstairs better than this.  I'm regretting it now that I see how much I love the other color.  It's SO HARD choosing all the colors for stuff! You can also see where we had them "chop" off the corner and run wood flooring so there is a nice flow into the kitchen.

My hutch from my previous house looks so small now in this massive kitchen.

Vacation and House is done!

So we left for a 3 week vacation while the house was being finished.  I did not want to be gone during this phase.  We booked the trip before we found out the house was being delayed a month.  I asked our PM to please send me updates and especially photos of the outside BUT, he sent me nothing.  Super disapointing but, I know he's super busy too. 

I had a neighbor take this and send it to me.  I was dying to see what it looked like.  I like it but I'm not in LOVE with it.  It looks much better in person but not as grand as I was hoping for.  The house feels really big, open, and beautiful when you are inside but the outside, hmmm...?  Well, too late now, so I'm not going to dwell on it.  With landscaping and such I'm sure it will get better.

This photo was taken the first day we got back.  They were putting the finishing touches on before we closed.

SINK and GRANITE news!

It's been so long since I posted (life has been crazy) that I have forgotten where I left off so I'm sorry if some of the this is repetitive.  

So after being denied my single sink time and time again< I finally got a YES!  Hallelujah! 

So now we come to the granite.  I had originally chosen Venetian Gold and was told by the SR that I could go to the granite yard and pick out my slab.  So I went to the granite place and HATED the venetian GOLD, I mean HATED!  IT was way to yellow and had a TON of black in it.  Not the look I was going for.  SO, after a call to my SR she agreed to let me look at the other granites RYAN HOMES offers.  I didn't like any of them.  No surprise, right?

I left the granite place feeling terrible and went in to talk to my SR the next day.  I asked if I could pick a granite that wasn't RYAN HOMES approved.  She said she would ask and YES! I went back and chose

it's very neutral with cream and flecks of brown.


More Photos...starting to feel like home

Here are a lot more pictures.  It's really starting to look and feel like a home.

 I love the iron spindles on the railing.  This was a last minute change and I'm SO GLAD we made it.
 I love the 2 panel doors.  They are much cuter than the standard 6 panel door.
 French doors into the office, so pretty
 The Crown moulding looks really nice.  This was and upgrade that was SO worth the it!
 This is a view from the living room.  You can see the door to the coat closet and the morning room windows.
 The dining room chair rail
 Bathroom #2.  The vanity is super long.  There is a lot of storage space and counter space.

 This is the Bucks County Ledgestone for the Fireplace.  I'm not in love, it's just ok.
 This is the fireplace already for stone
 Tray ceiling in the master bedroom with crown moulding
The kitchen looks so nice.  I'm really excited about it.
 The island is HUGE!  I can invision tons of baking and gathering around that island.
Staircase and front entry