5.08.2014

homearama 2014, part II

So I'm back with more of the model homes! Thank goodness these posts were so photo heavy that I had to split them into two posts ;) Read: we had no other house progress so this is it. I spent the weekend doing anything but staying home and doing projects and then passing out from sheer exhaustion. Oh well! That's the life of the diy-er sometimes.






This house had a great kitchen. I love me some dual color cabinets. And I thought the paneling/coffered ceiling was easy to recreate since it was a flat piece of trim. I think the exterior was one of my favorites as well. 







Check out that ceiling guys- its stunning! And when we found the bench in the bathroom Katie was literally "but what is it?" I was all like "it's obviously a bench." As I was proving myself wrong she opened the right side which revealed a laundry chute. I literally heard her gasp and worried for a second, wondering if she had any gum in her mouth and if I was I going to have to do the heimlich. Luckily, my nursing duties remained off duty and we went to YHL's house next. But really, laundry chutes sell guys! 






It was by far the best house and I'm not just saying that. When we were driving there I suddenly got worried. What if it was a disappointment? What if the rest of the house wasn't as good? I have no idea why I worried. It was stellar. 

I wish I could share the rest but Sherry hasn't revealed the remaining parts of the house yet so I won't. But guys, it's gorgeous. It was the only home that took real risks. The one I could see myself living in for real. It screamed hip, young, and modern. There were pops of color and the wall colors were gorgeous but yet they let the accessories do the talking. And I was so happy to see fun pieces of art. I felt the rest of the homes just found whatever from tjmaxx or something. Not that there's anything wrong with that but it lacked personality. John and Sherry made our 2.5 hour ride there worth it [and even the traffic afterwards]. 

What was your favorite part? Anything you'd do differently? 

12 comments:

  1. Dream house alert and I can't afford it :(

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  2. The houses today are much better than last time I think. I see a lot more interesting stuff. Was the open lid a laundry shoot?

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    1. Yes! My friend gasped from delight when she saw that!

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  3. Oh my gosh, I really wouldn't know what to do with all of the space in some of these homes!

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    1. Just would have to host parties like allllll the time! :)

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    2. I thought the same thing Jenn! Maybe its because I dont have kids or because I have dreams of downsizing and living simply but it was just too much for me in many of the homes. I can't imagine the money it would take to fill it too!

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  4. Oh a laundry shoot! We used to go down the one at my grandfather's house as kids and I have to guiltily admit that sometimes we also sent the cat down too. YHL's does look like the nicest. Some of the others look a little old fashioned in their styling, but i guess it's not the hip youngsters who are buying…

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  5. These homes are all so beautiful! So much inspiration!

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  6. Laundry chutes are the best! We have one in our house and I never thought I'd use it. Now I don't know how I'd live without it. Fire hazards, be damned!

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    1. I never really thought about it being a fire hazard. Maybe that's why they were phased out haha!

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  7. These are so fun to see! I wish I could go in person....I went as far as googling to see if there's anything similar around here, but I came up empty. Thanks for sharing the pics!

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