The past few weeks, Sgt. Dave and I have been looking for construction supplies and building materials...lately we were on the prowl for solid wood interior doors. I was disappointed in discovering major home improvement stores mostly sell hollow core interior doors with solid interior doors being a "specialty" item you often had to order. Plus, I wanted a door design that would go with the Texas theme of our house.
|The top left are the interior doors, solid pine. Any size is $125.|
The double full-glass panel front doors (exterior) with the Texas design
are also ready to be stained and cost $1,000. After comparing prices at
many places, these doors are a steal.
Our builder has great networking contacts and through one of his recommendations we found the interior doors...solid pine pre-hung doors that have an awesome design that goes perfectly with our Texas theme. These doors are just $125. a piece...all sizes, still $125. and they will be the pantry, laundry, bedroom, hall, bathroom and closet doors. They are stain ready. With the raw country style trim we prefer instead of baseboards and crown molding, the trim will be left in its most natural state with a light stain or polyurethane coating to bring out the wood grain warmth. So, the wood doors and trim throughout the house should warm things up. We've always had white doors and white trim...this is the first time we've taken a more natural finish thru the entire house. No doubt, we will have lots of wood finishes.
Then, we also found the double front doors that met three requirements...full glass design, they can be stained to match the wood-grain finish and both doors have the Texas star. The stained/beveled glass panes are protected by being wedged between two protective sheets of glass.
Even the residential door to the garage has half the glass with the Texas design.
|Also ready for stain.|
We have other areas throughout the house that will incorporate the Texas theme design and some of the lighting will be interesting, both indoor and outdoor.
I feel at peace about the house being built...it should be a beauty, at least in our eyes. But, the truth is, since we have not seen a house exactly like the custom one we are building, you will have to watch it come into existence with us. I hope it will really be similar to what I am expecting! There is only so much you can do on paper. I can't wait to walk through our own designed home.
This week, we also selected our kitchen appliances and I learned a great deal about getting the best prices and sales. I will try to make a post about those appliances next. I can tell you that after living in an RV for almost two years, I literally daydream about cooking in my custom kitchen and enjoying all the appliances we selected.
I am such a happy, contented woman, but I cannot wait until our house is finished and we can again enjoy and share our home with loved ones and friends. We often feel stir-crazy.
Being in an RV has rather stifled my social life and highly restricted my basic ability to move around since everything is within an arm's reach, so it feels great to get out of our tiny space and enjoy the day looking for supplies for our new house.
We get out of here for a little bit and you would think we have lost it. We have too much fun during our days of running around town. But, I have laughed about the "tiny house" movement and suggested to those who think they might like that life to go get an RV and try it out. Until you have tried it, you can't say whether or not you would "love" living "tiny." We have now lived in a "tiny house" for nearly two years and it is getting really old.
Well, let us hope our closing happens this Friday without anything holding us back. We are ready to get this house BUILT!