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Selections & Upgrades

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Floorplan with our selections

  • Elevation L with stone
  • Cottage elevation garage door
  • Garage door opener After doing some research, we found that the opener RH uses is a chain system. Since the garage door is directly below a bedroom, this is a problem for us as our current door is a chain lift and it is so loud, Rob has to manually open the garage door to leave for work every morning so it doesn't wake Fi up.
  • Fan rough-in on front porch
  • Oil rubbed bronze door hardware
  • Rear floodlights
  • 10x14 patio 10x23 patio (Rob decided he wanted he wanted the patio to be flush with the Family room wall, since that extra grass would probably just end up being unused. We're hoping to put a hot tub on the extra space once our kids are old enough to not worry about them drowning in it!)
First Floor
  • Level G laminate throughout entire first floor (Armstrong Autumn Mahogany)
  • Pine stair with white ballisters & Mahogany stained oak handrail
  • Morning room
  • 2 additional windows in morning room
  • Double patio door to patio
  • Gourmet Island
  • 3 pre-wires over island for pendant lights (I fell in love with the idea after seeing them in this RH blogger's kitchen)
  • 42" cabinets
  • Maple Espresso cabinets Wyoming Cherry Bordeaux cabinets. After reading that these were veneer cabinets (& show smudged & are scratched easily) we decided to upgrade to the Wyoming Cherry Bordeaux since they are solid wood. I know each builder/manufacturer is different but we currently live in a Pulte w/veneer cabinets & every single one of them is peeling.
  • Cabinet crown molding
  • Santa Cecilia granite counters
  • Tile backsplash We decided against it since I did not like the options available (I want more of a glass mosaic tile), so we will DIY or have someone install for us in the future.
  • Oil rubbed bronze cabinet hardware
  • 60/40 undermount sink 
  • Upgraded kitchen faucet
  • Recessed lightin
  • Under cabinet lighting (I was on the fence about this b/c it's pricy & we have seen some feasible DIY options but ultimately I did not want wires hanging down from under the cabinets & I also didn't want to have to manually turn each light on & off. by having RH do them, the cords will be hidden & we will have a light switch that turns them on/off.) 
  • Gas range hook-up
  • Level IV stainless steel appliances We were unhappy with the reviews of the appliances available so we requested the best rated GE models we could find (since RH has a contract & cannot provide you with a different brand) & will pay the retail price.
  • Pull out waste basket & tray We decided not to upgrade this after we found out it would basically only include a pull out waste basket & one pull out tray under the kitchen sink. For almost $300, it wasn't worth the money IMO.
Family Room
  • Rear gas fireplace with slate surround
  • Ceiling fan rough-in
Second Floor
  • Second full bath in bedroom 4
  • 10lb carpet pad throughout second floor (Brigadiere)
  • Level E carpet throughout second floor (Shaw Siesta Twist Hominy)
  • Wyoming Cherry Bordeaux bathroom cabinets
  • Ceramic tile in secondary bathrooms (12x12 Stratford Place Willow branch w/Linen grout)
  • Ceiling fan rough-ins for all bedrooms & loft
  • Oil rubbed bronze door hardware & bathroom fixtures
Master bath
  • Maple Espresso cabinets Wyoming Cherry Bordeaux cabinets (see above)
  • Double bowl vanity
  • Alternate master bath layout with soaking tub, separate shower with seat 
  • Upgraded to jetted tube
  • Tub and shower ceramic tile surround (Stratford Place Alabaster Sands w/Antique Linen grout, Listello SA 51 accent)
  • Oil rubbed bronze hardware
 Secondary baths
  • Maple Espresso cabinets Wyoming Cherry Bordeaux cabinets (see above)
  • Ceramic tile in secondary bathrooms (12x12 Stratford Place Willow branch w/Linen grout)
  • Oil rubbed bronze hardware
We had a lot of reasons why we ended up building, why we chose Ryan Homes and how we ended up in Waxhaw (one day I'll get around to posting them), but by far the number #1 reason was this: Our community