The 2 things im excited about in the house are my frech doors on the study/bedroom hybrid and my beautiful cherry cabinets!
Ive always wanted cherry cabinets so I am super excited about them...and making the 42" makes a HUGE difference! I also LOVE LOVE LOVE my french doors! I have ALWAYS wanted them too for some odd reason. I love old victorian homes and they just remind me of class and elegance.
I know MZ was blogging about her difficulties with non-standard and standard request in one of your posts. I got to tell you....I had a DAMN time trying to get Ryan to do ANYTHING that wasn't already written in thier paperwork. Everything I asked wasn't even anmything completely abnormal or anything that other bloggers hadn't asked for and GOTTEN! So I feel you o the frustration with that. Our SR basicly flat-out said no to most everything I asked for (spa shower install, seat in shower, potfiller...etc) without even checking with anyone. It drove me bonkers!!! Im still not happy with the whole process but whats done is done and I know next time to built custom and not go through big box builders of any kind.
I wanted to share how much my 2 NSO's cost us...
Now these are my cabinets. This cabinet cost us $475 to raise it 6 inches! I was also going to add glass doors through Ryan but that would have been anothe $700. So they will be added after we close for 1/2 that price.
BUT ...I think it makes it look amazing. This is a bad picture, in person it looks great.
Once we add the granite (and get rid of the crappy counter that are on it now) and get the glass doors, it will look a lot like this.
This is taken from my (originaly) formal living room. We then opted for it to be a bedroom because that's how we could turn the powder room into a full bath, but the door on the bedroom would just be a plain wood door and made the entry way feel very boxed in. So I kept it as a bedroom (just adds a closet) and put the study French Doors on it instead. This cost us another $700.
And out of all the requests I had, these are the only two they would do.