Oh my, what a difference it makes to see the house all painted in crispy white white! Immediately – so airy, light and fresh. My husband was in Sweden this weekend and got to see it live! Even though I get my FaceTime updates every week, its not the same as being there in person. All I can say, we are getting close to ready!
This picture and view just makes me soo happy! The corner and space where the boards are lying to dry on the floor is where our kitchen will be. It should arrive in 2 weeks, cannot wait to see that! I am just crossing my fingers that the choices we have made will turn out great and as hoped! My husband probably took some 100 pictures while he was there this weekend *a lot of them very detailed but here are some overall picks so you can see and follow the progress with me.
Here you have the guys from Sätoftagruppen painting our doors + trims. I decided to upgrade and get the massive wood doors and have them hand painted instead of the spray painted versions right from factory. Brush paint ads character and makes it feel “older” which I wanted for this new summer house..
I love this house already and know how much I will love decorating it and living here, so dont get me wrong. BUT, I have found 3 minor things so far that I wish we would have spent a little more time on or solved differently and one of them is this little bedroom window. Not sure why I agreed to it, not true, I know why but seeing it now I would have wanted a bigger window here. I prefer having light coming in from 2 sides if possible – plus, we have such a beautiful view from that side as well and we are not really taking advantage of that. Oh well, literally luxury problems and of course nothing worth thinking more about. I will tell you about the 2 other things in another post. I thought I would do a separate post and share my experience of building so far, what I am happy about, could have done or gone better etc…
I guess all these white and shiny boards are coming up this week.
Apparently the salt, sand and water from the ocean does show itself on the windows. I can see the right side one needs a good clean. I have learned that one should be careful when cleaning them given the sand, to avoid scratch marks…makes sense…
Again, kitchen area more up close.
For now we are using this beautiful stairs but I have been told that our real stairs should be there by end of the week. As always, keeping fingers crossed our choice will look nice.
Oh and yes, I forgot – apparently the wood floor is underneath the protective paper here. I cannot believe my husband did not take a picture of it or at least peaked. I know I would have. I am dying to see what the light wood floor looks like!
This is by far my favorite space in the house – I just love seeing this room, the windows and how much light they are letting in. I was worried that the big porch outside would make it dark in here but it doesn’t look like I need to worry about that! >)
The concrete floor has now been polished 4 times and is apparently looking super duper! Now, all we need is ad a sealing coat on top of it and we should be good to go. One detail I am really happy about is not choosing any trim around the inside of the windows. That way, the black windows gets the attention they deserve and ads a “stone house” feel to it. Love it and am so happy we chose black!
I see they still have one window to finish – the trim around the bottom right is still missing but I am sure its on their to-do list.
I am really happy with the back side of the house and in particular the big porch and the tall black windows. I can really see ourselves use this space a ton – year round! Next step however is to plan for a fence or hedge. Since we rinsed the lot and took down all trees, our lot is now all flat and with that comes full insight – visibility from anyone who walks by… The privacy part is important for me, but I also realise that I need to take one thing at a time. The fence will come … eventually.
That´s all from me this Sunday. Have a great week!