The carpenters were at the house for a few hours on Friday and put up a few rows of siding. It's going to look so nice! And the bottom trim of the siding looks really great. Thanks to my great paint job. *pats self on back* The guys are almost done everything for the concrete to be poured on Monday. When I left the house, Sindre was just starting to put down the in-floor wiring for the new part of the basement.
This is the new part of the basement before they leveled it and put on the styrofoam, plastic, steel reinforcement and wiring.
But I thought that today, I'd talk about some other house related stuff.
We've decided on what kitchen we're going to have. It's from Ikea, naturally. We have an Ikea kitchen in our current house and we've really liked it. You get a lot of kitchen for a reasonable price. So.....the decision came down to..... *drum roll*..... Lidingø. Which is this pretty white kitchen.
The plan is to have these lovely cabinets, a solid oak counter top, and either wallpaper or paneling behind the counters except where the stove will be. There we'll have white subway tiles. The back wall of the kitchen where the table will be I think I'm going to have this wallpaper.
And I'm so excited about my farmhouse sink!
And this lamp for over the sink.
As you can see, I've already given the kitchen a lot of thought. It's the room I'm most excited about.
Emilie and I have been out looking for wallpaper for her room. She found one she liked but it was mostly purple and she was really wanting blue. And then I came across a wallpaper series called Pip by Eijffinger. It's very pretty and feminine. Emilie will be 10 in a few months so I'm hoping it will grow with her into her teenage years. She hasn't narrowed it down yet because there's so many she likes. But here are a few that she's looking at.
Sindre leaves on Monday for 10 days. So we won't be doing anything at the house but the carpenters will be there doing the siding and windows so there should be a big change by the time he gets back. And I'll be holding down the fort here with our 3 girls.