We are about 50 days out from our closing date (PRAISES – there’s an end in sight!) and I cannot wait to get my hands on this home. Obviously, it’s going to be beautiful as-is when we move in, but I have a lot of plans to further customize our semi-custom build and really make it unique. I did my best with our tile and basic choices to create a space that provides a blank canvas for design. I chose unique floor tiles and splurged on these more than anything else at our builder’s design center, because it’s something much more difficult to change once you’ve moved in.
Lighting, bathroom mirrors, wallpaper, and doors are things we will be doing to elevate our space once moved in.
Tip: We asked our builder to not even install the builder grade mirrors in our bathrooms so that we wouldn’t have to deal with damaged walls the moment we moved in after removing them. They were totally down to skip that step of installation! As far as lighting goes, majority of our home is recessed canned lighting. I will be replacing all bedrooms (4) and main living/dining space lights.
I have BIG plans for our downstairs powder bath, including a beautiful gold mirror and wallpapered ceiling. I have been sifting through every wallpaper website imaginable, trying to find THE perfect wallpaper – see my current top contenders below! I also plan to replace our stand alone sink in there with a beautiful vanity down the line. But for now, I am happy with a standalone white porcelain sink with black hardware.
Knox’s Reading Nook:
Literally, the moment we move in, I plan to replace lighting. It will immediately make the space feel less like a new build and a little more customized. Currently, they have in gray/silver ceiling fans and the dreaded dome flushed lights that look precariously like … something I won’t say here. I will be replacing ALL the dome flushed lights as well as the gray (cheap looking) dining room light and the large gray fan currently in our living room. This will be a slightly hefty initial investment, but one that is VERY worth it in my opinion. See all my top picks below (I can’t wait to show the EXACT ones I end up buying!)
Iron Arched Door
I am SO excited about this. Taking inspiration from Studio McGee and Cara Loren, I am having a custom iron arched door installed in our master bedroom for the entry into our bathroom. It will tie into our black vanity, black hardware, and iron black shower frame as well as our black metal canopy bed! Additionally, I will have black iron accents all throughout the home as well as the black metal awning on the front of our home. We have a few different quotes for this and I will share once we have somebody booked. BUT, in general, replacing your doors or having a custom entryway like this installed makes your home feel luxurious!