Tray Ceiling, Garage Door, Trim & More!

Hello, friends!  Popping in to share a few more progress shots of the build.  We will be living in our new home in less than a week and a half—so excited!  That day has been over 8 months in the making and it can’t come soon enough!  Patience is key when building a house–especially when living in a temporary location during the build (see my post on Thoughts on Gratefulness & Renting here)!  People keep asking me if I am busy packing and my response has been, “Well…… no, actually.  We are still mostly packed up from our move six months ago and can’t wait to finally UNPACK soon!”

On to the progress.  Can I get a drum roll, please?  Presenting our “fancy” garage door:


Please ignore the ugly garbage pile in front–I was so excited I snapped a photo before I started clean up duties for the day and forgot to take another one later.  Oh well, always real life at BuildingHouse|MakingHome, I can guarantee that ;-)!  The reason I say “fancy” is because last time we built, I had to have a regular plain old beige garage door with no windows.  The door was on the side of the house, and since I got “my way” with that decision, we didn’t want to spend extra money on a “fancy” garage door when it should have just blended into the side of the house.  THIS TIME, it worked best with our lot configuration to have the garage door on the front.  My husband got “his way” with a big garage that is easy to pull into from the driveway and I got “my way” with the “fancy” windows and coach door design.  Hopefully we will install the pulls and brackets in the near future but, for now, I am happy with my new, “fancy” garage door.  Especially happy thinking about all of the wonderful projects I’m planning for my hubby to work on in said garage…..  😉

Now on to the tray ceiling.  We thought a wood tray ceiling would be a nice feature on our back deck but that is something we decided to do ourselves instead of having the builder do it to save on labor costs.  Here are a few progress shots, and although we have a long way to go (by we, of course I mean my husband and boys ), it is looking great so far.  


I will be staining the wood after it is installed and I’m not looking forward to staining something over my head, however, we are on a tight time schedule and there was no time to pre-stain before install.

Also, we have trim to show you:This is the front foyer area with a hall closet which shows you our interior door and trim style.  I have black lever handles for the interior doors so I’m excited to see those doors and trim all painted up soon with the handles installed.  I was going for a look similar to this:


Hoping everything comes together in real life just as nicely as it looks in my head ;-)!

And now, if you noticed the title of this post, it is time for MORE!  Today is kitchen & bathroom cabinet install day!  Hooray!  Feast your eyes on shaker cabinets galore:

I am going to leave you with only photos, guessing about which cabinets are going where until next time {insert evil laughter}…  Ok, so maybe you don’t really care what is going where as much as I do ;-).  I get that.  BUT, see that cabinet with the mysterious wood-with-hole-cut-out insert?  That is a super fun feature my husband wanted in the house and I’ll explain more next time.  For now I leave you with four (ok, five) words:  food prep, knives, composting, easy!

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Thanks for stopping by and come again real soon!  ♥ Tina

One Reply to “Tray Ceiling, Garage Door, Trim & More!”

  1. Aunt Karen says: Reply

    my guess, it’s a pop-up chopping tray, one where the ‘trash’ gets dumped into the composting bin. lots of thought have gone into your new home. Can’t wait to see the final ‘decorated’ product!

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