If you haven't figured out that we're building a Verona by now, I want you to go ahead and hammer fist yourself in the groin and then get off my blog. For the rest of you, please continue on if you'd like to know how we're setting up our Verona. :)
For the elevation, we went with "L". I really wanted a front porch, and my wife loves columns and/or pillars, so this seemed like a natural choice. Here's a picture of a model Verona-L. Note the planter boxes. They aren't included, but we like them. We'll probably end up doing that ourselves at some point.
|Parking pad for an extra car|
|Exterior siding, brick and door (top left)|
That about does it for the exterior, now on to the interior.
I'll mix it up a bit and start from the top down. We opted for the finished attic, without the bedroom or bathroom. This is going to be my man-cave. I haven't been able to find a picture of the floor plan with the attic, since RH only started offering this option several months ago, but at some point I'll get one and post it. Only thing I added was a ceiling fan pre-wire, along with cable and data jacks. Standard carpet for now. Oak on both flights of stairs.
On the 2nd floor, standard carpet throughout. On the bonus room, the alcove gets a 2' bump-out which is included with the 2' extension we opted for on the garage. The alcove is going to be my wife's craft corner, and the bonus room will be the play room. We put in 3 recessed lights and the ceiling fan pre-wire for the bonus. We also added a laundry sink to the laundry room. All bedrooms got cable jacks. We did the tile-surround on all secondary bathrooms. All bathrooms got the scottsdale maple cognac cabinets.
The secondary bathroom upstairs got the double bowl vanity. In the master bath, we went with the upgraded shower, I think its called type E with alternate layout. In the master suite, we added the tray ceiling. We also added the ceiling fan pre-wire, but decided not to put any recessed lights in. I don't want the bedroom to be lit up like Fenway Park at night, and during the day there will be plenty of natural light, so it seemed silly to put in all these extra ceiling lights. Between the ceiling fan light and the night table lights, I think we'll be fine for lighting in there.
On the 1st floor, we went with vinyl for the foyer, kitchen and morning room, and standard carpet everywhere else. I've already mentioned what we're planning to do for flooring in a previous post, but in short, we're going to put hardwoods and tile in the kitchen, morning room, dining room and foyer as soon as we move in, and basically get as much use as we can out of the cheap carpet they give us before upgrading to the mac-daddy of all carpets in a few years. I also should mention that RH gave us the morning room for free, as it was part of the promotion they were having when we signed. We added the extra windows in the morning room. We also went with the fireplace on the back wall with the raised hearth and stacked stone going all the way to the ceiling, along with 2 recessed lights over the fireplace. I'm super excited to see that!
|Kentucky stone for the fireplace|
Anyway, we put the ceiling fan pre-wire in the family room, along with a cable outlet. We went with the guest bedroom up front, and the office in the back. This will be my wife's office. Data and cable jacks for her! Ceiling fan pre-wire for the guest room, along with cable.
For the kitchen, we went with the peninsula counter along with the extra island, plus the double ovens. We did the maple glaze hazelnut cabinets with santa cecelia granite.
We went with bronze hardware throughout the house, which is lighting, door hardware, cabinet knobs, and faucets.
In the garage, as I mentioned, we opted for the 2' extension. The nice thing about this is that it also gives the alcove in the bonus room a 2' extension at no additional charge. (I know, the cost is built into the price, but hey--it makes me feel like I'm getting a bargain!) We also added a utility sink in the garage.
I think that's everything...but feel free to ask about any selections I didn't mention. Or those I did. Or anything else. Okay, I'm exhausted. Stay classy!