Choices, choices, choices....and more choices!
So, tomorrow is a BIG day for us! We will be meeting with our SR for a Selections Meeting. Truth be told, this is our second attempt at a Selections Meeting. We met a week ago and were so undecided with all of the additional choices and optional upgrades, that we bailed after 3 hours and decided to "try again" after we had some time to really think about what we need vs. what we want vs. what we don't need or want. Fortunately, I had scheduled that first meeting early enough that our deadline for structural selections isn't for another few days.
We live rather far from the model of the Lincolnshire, so it makes it a little difficult to get back and forth often enough to really visualize what would look good in our home's layout.
We did go by the model again this weekend and came up with our tentative game plan to expedite tomorrow's meeting. Feel free to give any input - it will be interesting to see if we actually stick to these decisions tomorrow when we have to put them in writing.
Did anyone else have any trouble making decisions during this phase?
OUR GAME PLAN
STRUCTURAL DECISIONS:Upgraded Owner's Bath with Roman Shower (struggling with the idea of not having a soaking tub, but I've literally taken a tub bath once in the last 8 years and the roman shower is slightly larger with two shower heads)
4-foot extension in family room and basement
Extra second floor bathroom (Jack and Jill style, for our twins to share)
Elevation A - full front porch, all siding. Comes with a metal roof over the porch.
Finished basement rec room + full bathroom
NOT finishing the extra rooms x 2 in the basement (one is a "media room," the other is a gigantic "Home Office" - we will finish these on our own)
FINISHING UPGRADES:Fireplace Granite Surround - Venetian Gold
Kitchen Cabinets - Maple Espresso
Kitchen Granite - Santa Cecilia
Interior Hardware - brushed nickel
Owner's Bathroom Cabinets - Maple Espresso
Owner's Bathroom Counters Granite - Santa Cecilia Light
Secondary Bathroom Cabinets - Tahoe Cherry Bordeaux
Secondary Bathroom Counters - White cultured marble
EXTERIOR HOME COLORSI can't even begin to describe how difficult this choice is for us. The color that our neighbor has is a very light, grayish color, so we can't choose that. However, it seems like there are a billion color combinations of siding, shutters, door, and brick choices that we can choose from. Very overwhelming! We narrowed it down to a combination with Navajo Beige siding and another combination with Khaki Brown siding, but that was at the end of the long meeting and I think we were just ready to go. So, tomorrow, I will start the siding decision all over again.
This is what we narrowed it down to: