Sunday, February 22, 2015

The Lichte's New Farmhouse..... Week 30

Week 30 has been the best one yet. Sure - very early on when they were framing and walls were going up was pretty great too, but this place is really starting to look like a house - a farmhouse... 

This is our Week 30 picture. Doesn't the sky look cold?

The major thing in Week 30 was sheetrock. From Friday night to today around noon all of our sheetrock was hung. What I thought was going to be another slow-ish week turned out to be a really fun one. 

 Our Garage

The back mudroom looking into the front of the house.

Master Bedroom


Another Kitchen angle

Living Room

Front Foyer

 Another highlight of Week 30 are the garage doors. Our doors are a little over sized (10' wide and 9' tall). My camera kept messing up, I think maybe from the cold, so I was unable to get the best picture.  We ordered our garage doors from Quality Overhead Door in Odessa, MO. They are the nicest people so if you find yourself in need for a garage door there isn't anyone else that I would recommend.

They custom made this barn style garage door for me. I think they add the perfect amount of charm to this side of the house. We have no windows on this side and our entry door to the garage has no glass in it, so I knew all along that the garage doors had to be something special. We still have some "hardware" to add to the door which I think will also add a lot.

A few weeks ago my farmer and I started over with a different cabinet maker. I probably failed to mention it in that weeks post because I was unsure of how things were going to work out. It was a stressful time and I think my farmer even made me promise to have two whole days where we don't talk about the house. WHAT? Two days to not talk about the most important thing that we have been doing for seven months.  That was a tough but failed attempt. Anyways, fast forward to a few weeks and we could not be more pleased. We began working with Dominick Gillotti from Prestige Cabinets out of Centerview. I love his creativity and I feel like he just "gets my style". I want to show you all of his drawings and sketches and ideas for all of our cabinets/built ins, but we have not quite yet finalized things. As soon as we do (hopefully soon) I will share them with you. 

Cabinets go far beyond just your kitchen. We have something custom or built in, in every room in our house except 3, so it was important to me to work with someone that not only "got my style" but completely respected my ideas. So again, if anyone finds themselves in need of any kind of cabinets, I would defiantly recommend Prestige Cabinets

So where you have cabinets you will need counter tops. My farmer and I went through Braco Stone in Kansas City and they sent us to several "granite places" in the Lenexa, KS area. They had lots of selections, and you get fast quotes. We had went to a couple of other places and didn't get service like that, not to mention their prices were so much more reasonable on the exact same stones, so Braco Stone is definitely a place that we would recommend. 

While we are still 100% unsure of our counter top choice, I think we will finalize that decision next week. Take a look at the below choices.
I apologize for the poor quality of pictures, they are taken on my farmers cell phone. I didn't want to lug the big cannon in the granite shop. 

Kitchen Granite: 

My first choice is a stone called Bainco Romano. It's a pricier granite (big shock there according to my farmer) I think that this is the one that we will end up going with. It's a lighter colored granite, but has great color that runs through it. Our main cabinets will be white, bur our island will be stained a darker cherry. It think this stone will compliment both finishes. 

Master Bath and 1/2 Bath 

Both of these vanities will have White Cararra Marble. I would put this everywhere if I could afford it, it's such a beautiful piece of stone. The master bath will be a darker cherry color and the 1/2 bath vanity will be white. Again, I think that this stone will compliment both of these nicely. 

Upstairs (Kids) Bathroom: 

This is a white shade of granite called SF Reel. It's a lower grade, so not too expensive for an upstairs bathroom. These cabinets will be white as well.
 I also thought about putting this in our kitchen. Still a very pretty piece of stone, and about $1800.00 cheaper than the Bianco Ramono. I sure hope my farmer isn't reading this part. I may have left that information out.

Laundry Room

It's no surprise that I am not a big fan of color. Most of my cabinets and all of my trim is white. I am sure that most of my walls will be a very light grayish or off white, all of my tile is white, and the outside of my house is white - you get the picture...  SO in my laundry room I am dying to do something a little bit different. I probably won't, but I am very tempted to try either this granite or a darker butcher block counter top. I need to finalize that decision soon so help me out - what are your thoughts? Another white ish grants, this beautiful coffee colored granite or a wood butcher block? 

Well thanks for bearing with me through that long post. Week 30 was an exciting one - looking forward to the weeks to come.

Have a good week.


  1. Your farmhouse is shaping up nicely! Your garage is looking great, and the barn style garage door looks awesome. I hope to see the finished product soon, Kirby! I'm sure it will look fabulous. Thanks for sharing! :-)

    Greg Marshall @ Crawford Door Of WNY Inc.

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  4. That is really a beautiful farmhouse. I can already imagine what I would do if I had a garage that size all to myself. I love being able to start with a clean slate like this. Good luck with the new journey and post some finished pictures when you have time. Love the fireplace and all that black marble too.

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