You can also see the lip of the new carpet that is now in the family room - a must for a little bear who is just learning to crawl. I think we might put in a wet bar (eventually) in the nook on the left and perhaps a desk in the nook on the right.
And I'm also happy to report that for the first time in my adult life, I will be able to do the laundry indoors. This marks a huge milestone for me.
And you can get an idea of the carpet/family room shape. The carpet turned out great, and the flooring people were nice enough to throw in the baby for free.
A few more pictures from around the house:
And I want to mention, I did not do all of this by myself. I feel like this is the Academy Awards of home building, and in proper Oscar style, I would like to thank the following people:
-- Bobby, Lori, & Jose from B&H Interiors for their fabulous work ethic, skill, and style. Lori was amazing and even took the time to help me select paint colors for the rest of the house.
-- Gretchen & Ken from Faucet Galore who taught me more than I ever wanted to know about kitchen sinks, utility room sinks, faucets, and toilets. I don't know if you have ever purchased a toilet before, but it's actually rather uncomfortable. Gretchen made it fun, though, and we giggled through out the process. (and I will admit that I splurged on the elongated bowl with comfort height. Brian was SO excited when I told him this.)
-- Jon, our GC and Jose, Greg and Alex, the painters
-- Heather, Mort, and Jeanine from Lamps Plus, and that very nice woman who accidentally walked out of the store with ALL of my purchases by mistake and then returned them the same day. That's integrity.
-- Our friend Dave who has driven across the valley and back at my request. Owning a pick-up truck is kind of a bummer when you have friends like us.
-- Annette, the baby-sitter
-- My parents, for generously purchasing our new washer and dryer. What a house-warming gift!
And of course, the Whippersnapper, who made this all possible.
Thanks for taking this little tour with me!