Tuesday, April 7, 2009

OUR NEW HOUSE!


Here is the finished product... our new house that took us six months to build with arch working on it from 7 pm to 1 am every night and 15 hour saturdays. It was a lot of work to be our own general contractor and to deal with ALL of the problems that came with the process, and there were a lot, and this is the part where I should say "but it was all worth it in the end" however we really aren't sure yet if it was! Maybe ask us in a few months. Anyway here are some pics of the place, no furnished pictures yet, I'm waiting till its all decorated for that of course.

Arch designed the entry way, there is a ton of detail in the wood but this picture doesn't do it justice, I'll work on getting a better one in the future.


This is off to the side of the front door, this goes down to our unfinished basement.



Hallway to bedrooms



Main bath (Zaylie's bathroom)




Two bedrooms, I'll show those with more detail in a later post.





Master Bedroom

Master closet


Master Bath: Corner jetted tub, and Arch's sink and small linen closet
My vanity (its bigger)



This shower now has a glass door, again pictures to come later

Our shower is 4 ft by 5 ft and has two shower heads! HECK TO THE YES!

This area was supposed to be a closet on the plans, but I changed that
to be a built in office/desk area which I LOVE!

This is the family room



Kitchen and nook area




This is across the street from us, so when Zaylie goes to school she'll be able to walk to school and then I can spy on here from home. :) But its nice now too that we have a place to play in the afternoons when school is out and during the day in the summer. Sa-weet!

22 comments:

Josh Kandis & Hayden said...

It looks awesome! I love the SWEET master closet and bathroom!!

Kreg and Anna said...

I love it!! I love all the details! IS your mom helping you decorats? Cant wait to see the finished product

Lopez said...

congrats!! its beautiful! Im in love with the closet!

Trav and Katie said...

WOWZA! What a beautiful home! The kitchen is my absolute favorite! How fun!

Kara said...

its beautiful! I bet you are so glad its finally done. I am so jealous. I want a house like that someday:)

Ashley said...

It looks FANTASTIC! We need to come see it...maybe a party...hopefully before I move in 2 months...sad.

Landon and Dana said...

that is beatiful! way to go Arch for doing it and Shantay for the patience!

jsmbbaker said...

Looks awesome! I can't wait to see how you decorate it! I love the white panel stuff on the tan wall- that's so gorgeous!

Bobbi Lee said...

It looks so good, and even better decorated. I'm so glad you're finally in and settled.

Clayton & Charish Hubbard said...

Shantay!!! I LOVE IT!!!!!!!! everything I absolutely love.

Michelle Thompson said...

I love it. I think you appreciate it more when you work so hard. When we did our house in Lovell I vowed to never do that again. It is a lot of work! How fun and exciting. I love NEW houses.

Brooke said...

It looks awesome! What community is it in? I miss Idaho Falls!

Michelle Thompson said...

Hey you two, your home is beautiful! I see Shantay's taste, touch and probably alot of creative work! And I've heard about Archie's long hours and dedication to his hard work! Congratulations you guys. It's awesome! My hats off to both of you! Uncle Jayson

Kevin & Audrey said...

WOWZER! It looks amazing! I definitely love the kitchen area and all the dark wood! How fun you guys!

Tiffany said...

love it! wanna be my general contractor when i build a house someday? great taste you guys!

Gallant Family said...

I love that you each have your own sink/vanity area. BRILLIANT. I totally want to come over and see it for real because I know pics just don't do it justice. I like your lights ;0) And my parents master bathroom has two showers. It was awesome as a kid to run around and turn one on hot and the other on cold. Good times!

Anonymous said...

I think Archie missed his calling in life as an Architect, well done you two.
Ben and Ry

Dawny said...

Wowy wow! I am in LOVE with your new home. Congratulations on it finally being done...I absolutely love everything about it! Don't worry, I assure you all of that hard work and sacrifice will eventually be worth it. ;-) Can't wait to see more pictures when you finish getting it furnished!

Zach, Keri, and Saylor said...

So I absolutely love it still. When I saw the pictures I remembered how much I like it. It looks so pretty. I hope the decorating is going well :)

Anonymous said...

what about that freaking awesome fireplace, whoever did that is a dang pro, you guys should take him out to red lobster or somthing!

Audrey and Geoffery said...

I love your new home Shantay! It's beautiful! Isn't so nice to be able to just live in it and not have to pick out anymore things! I'm so excited for you guys. We need to get together sometime for lunch or something. Call me next time your in Rexburg. See ya!

the fellers said...

SO nice, congrats guys!