Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Colors and Options

So here is a list of the options and colors we chose on our Rome including several special requests we had.

Disclaimer: these are subject to change : )

- elevation C, all siding (our neighborhood uses Hardie Plank, a fiber cement board, standard instead of vinyl. If you want more info on Hardie Plank, check out: http://www.jameshardie.com/)
- hardwoods in foyer, hall (going past dining room), mudroom, powder room, kitchen
- 42" cabinets
- granite
- gourmet island (with no morning room, special request)
- cabinets: scottsdale maple square
- stainless appliances
- fireplace on back wall
- french doors on living room/office (special request for two sets, one from foyer to office, and second from office to dining room so we can close room off or open it up.)
- remove closet door in mudroom (special request, so I can build built-in hall tree/bench)
- deluxe master bath with bench in shower
- double sinks in both baths
- convert sitting room into closet and give bedroom 4 a walkin closet and larger room (special request, if curious, see "design floorplan" on Ryan website and chose "bath 2" on second floor. Now imagine the bath 2 as a closet for bedroom 4 and remove the existing small closet in bedroom 4.)
- attic storage (neighborhood standard)
- tankless water heater (NEW neighborhood standard)
- 8 fan rough-ins, basically one in every room except kitchen and dining

- exterior is arctic white with black shutters and door (imagine classic colonial style, or the pic on my blog minus the brick)
- espresso cabinets (closest to black they had, we initially wanted black cabinets with white/grey granite but that was not an option)
- santa cecilia granite (anyone in NC have pictures of this on full kitchen, sample is small)

- handrail and ballisters on stairs (wife kinda scared of it anyway b/c a ballister in her parents house broke lose and she is scared of kids falling through them)
- sod in rear and side yard (making full sod yard) FYI, its $2000-3000 depending on your lot, in NC area anyway
- recessed kitchen lights

Luckily, dad is in construction so he can help me with projects along the way.

If you're wondering, we cut the morning room b/c we plan to actually use our dining room for dinner. For breakfast/lunch, the Rome gourmet island is GIGANTIC and will fit 4 bar stools in kinda an L shape. This gave us $6900 toward our other options (morning room cheaper in the south when you don't have basement.)

espresso cabinet, looks great with santa cecilia granite (but don't be stealing my idea)
Sorry no other pics yet b/c we have not had our flooring meeting yet (ours is with a company called Rite Rug.)


  1. Wow!! Sounds like you are getting a lot done! Sounds great!! I'd love to see a pic of that cabinet/granite combo! We went in the opposite direction...the antique white cabinets with St. Cecilia granite! lol


    (pssst...asked you a question on my loan page...lol)

  2. Do you have a pic of your santa cecilia yet? Im curious what it looks like on large scale.

  3. Not yet. Just that little square we all get to see. But google it! The images are NICE!!

  4. http://www.ryanhomes.com/community/north-carolina/the-mills-at-rocky-river-cascades/capri

    Is this it? It's on the Capri model...but it's the closest I could find.

  5. I never thought to look at pics of the other models (for colors.) It looks like that is also the cabinet color we are getting.

  6. =) That's what I was going for! ;)

  7. Wow...lots of great options and three cheers for you customizing the floorplan to make it what you want...it really is nice that Ryan Homes lets you make those kind of changes where it makes sense.

  8. Not sure what I think about the Hardie Plank. It seems to look nice, but appears as if some of them require painting. I know I don't want to have to deal with that, but if they all aren't like that and we truely get to pick from the pallet of colors I will have one happy wife. We go tomorrow to pick our new siding colors. Will post on our blog who the new supplier is and what we find out.

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