Friday, May 23, 2008

An Evolution










So none of this was tile before, only the little original entry. We always thought we wanted hardwood, but apparently it's pretty hard to maintain in the desert with the extreme dry heat, and all the abrasive sand. So since they gave us a little compensation money that we had to use with them, we went through the design center and picked ourselves some tile!

You see so much tile in the desert, I didn't think it could excite me all that much, but I'm loving it! It's a darker shade than the one that was already in my kitchen, and set at a diagonal. They did these cool transition pieces wherever the two shades of tile met (dining, laundry, bath) but I forgot to take a picture of that.... another day.

I feel like it's a whole new house. Or better yet, like it's finally a new house!!! We kind of missed that honey moon stage, what with the raw sewage, concrete floors, and bare studs and all. So we still have that carpet you see in the living room, and the carpet in the family, playroom, and everywhere upstairs (in case you were worried that it wasn't comfortable enough to come and visit) but this just breaks up that living room and walkway SO much better. And of course gives us hard floors in our dining. I'm loving it.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Share the same birthday says "I'm loving it too! It will make your house stand out from the other model homes... uniquely yours! By the way, what color did you choose for the walls?"

Sorry I go by anonymous (aka share the same birthday), there are too many weirdos in cyberspace!

Lauren said...

I really like it a lot! It definitely dresses up the place, although I don't know how your house could get any more perfect. :)I'm so glad that it's all finished for you and maybe you can get the real new house you wanted minus the problems. :)

Sarie said...

Finally! You can breathe and not worry about your house being torn apart. Hooray! Your living room looks beautiful and I really love tile. It's so durable and really opens up the space (and I'm sure you're loving the echo when Sophia screams)).
Love it.

koko bean..... said...

Hooray for you!!!!!! It's all done. It looks beautiful Lillie all the tile is such a smart thing to do. Now sit back and enjoy your NEW house.

Lacy said...

Lillie I love it! We can't wait to see it!

Jenie said...

Your house looks wonderful! I really love the dark cabinets in the kitchen and the banister. The tile looks great...at least you got something extra out of the deal..although you deserve more than a little tile. Glad you finally get to enjoy your house instead of living in chaos! There's a lot to be said for just being able to walk around in your jammies all day if you want and not caring...hard to do when there's people walking in and out of your house. I think I'll do that tomorrow. :)

Kimberly said...

What a differenence! Looks great!

Lindsay & Weston said...

I love, love, love your style.

I heard "Wes" was at your ward today?!? :)

Brandon or Michelle. said...

it looks GRAND is what it looks. And you're GRAND in my book, so it fits. glad it's all over, and you survived it.

i also want to comment on the cool colors on the walls...way to not just go with beige, you know? so, so cool. so, so lillie.

Rebecca said...

Beautiful tile. I love it. Was in Home depot the other day pretending like I got to do fun things like pick out tiles. Some day I'll catch up to you Lillie--