Selections and Additions

Floor Plan:  
The Jefferson, elevation C

Additions to Floor Plan:
Three car garage, front load, with 4' extension

9' ceilings on first floor
Morning room and gourmet island
4' extension to Family room
Extra windows in Family room (side and back)
Stone fireplace in Family room (side)
Dining room bay window (back)
Extended Laundry room

Master bedroom sitting room
Alternate Master bathroom with jetted bathtub

Finished basement with Morning room and Media room
Walkout basement (lot feature)

Exterior Selections:
Elevation C
Stone Mountain Clay siding with Buff partial stone veneer
White trim and garage doors
Black shutters
Fine Wine front door

Interior Selections:
Hardwood floors throughout most of first floor (Maple Cocoa Brown, 3.25" plank)
Ceramic tile in Laundry room (Fidenza Cafe)
Carpet in Family room (Siesta Twist Hominy with 9 lb pad)
Carpet throughout second floor and Basement (Wondrous Ceramic Glaze upstairs, Siesta Texture Ivory Coast basement, 9 lb pad throughout)
Ceramic tile in all bathrooms (Stratford Place Truffle Field Master and Basement bath, Fidenza Cafe Upstairs Hall bath, but first floor Powder room Maple Cocoa Brown hardwood)

Wyoming Cherry Spice kitchen cabinets
Santa Cecilia granite kitchen counter tops
Scottsdale Maple Espresso cabinets in all bathrooms
Cultured marble vanity tops in all bathrooms

Oil-rubbed bronze door hardware (front, interior, and cabinet doors)
Forged bronze light fixtures (light package B - Progress Lighting Renovations Forged Bronze)
Oil-rubbed bronze bath fixtures (Moen Eva)
Many recessed lights (including Kitchen and Basement packages)
Ceiling fan with light fixture in Morning room (Progress Lighting Renovations Forged Bronze)

Oak staircase with wrought iron balusters
Glass pane doors for Basement, Office, and Media room
Three-tone paint, Pavilion Beige color
Upgraded trim package (with Dining room panel trim/wainscoting)
Knock down ceiling
Garage walls with slurry texture

The following are our color selections (flooring, etc) for our new home. 

Traditional Cherry stain for oak stairs and handrail; Maple Cocoa Brown flooring

Armstrong Maple Cocoa Brown Hardwoods

Santa Cecilia granite for the kitchen countertops

Close-up of Santa Cecilia granite

Top to bottom: Wyoming Cherry Spice (Kitchen), Scottsdale Maple Espresso (Master and Basement Bath), Andover Maple Spice (Upstairs Hall Bath - now changed to Scottsdale Maple Espresso)

Timberlake Wyoming Cherry Spice

Timberlake Scottsdale Maple Espresso

Master Bathroom tile, also Basement Bath flooring

Close-up of Daltile Stratford Place Truffle Field (Master Bathroom and Basement Bath)

Close-up of Daltile Wisteria Tortoise accent tile for Master Bathroom

Close-up of Daltile Fidenza Cafe (Upstairs Hall Bathroom and Laundry room)

Shaw Wondrous Carpet - Ceramic Glaze (Upstairs carpet)

Shaw Siesta Texture Carpet - Ivory Coast (Basement carpet)

Shaw Siesta Twist Carpet - Hominy (Family room carpet - frieze style)

Progress Lighting Renovations style - Antique Bronze

Moen Eva Bathroom fixtures - Oil Rubbed Bronze


  1. Love your choices! The granite and cabs will be stunning!

  2. I was just looking at all your selections and we definitely have the same taste!!
    Yours is like my dream home version though. I wish we could have gotten hardwood, the upgraded carpet, tile, granite... but this is our first home and we had to be realistic with our budget.

    1. I'm excited to see your choices come together in your house as well. This was our second house, but our first build. You're very lucky to be able to build your first house! We bought a pre-built home with basic carpet and countertops, and then over the 8 years we were there we changed the carpets and remodeled the kitchen and bathrooms. I'm kinda sad to leave it behind now since we worked so hard on it (we tore out and replaced the kitchen cabinets and tiled the kitchen and bathrooms ourselves to save money), but it was great to put our own touches on it. Being realistic will make for a much happier home in the long run - you want to be house-happy, never house-poor. We were realistic as well the first time, and then we were able to save for more upgrades later. (It's hard to wait sometimes though!)