We have renovated over 12 houses, and nearly every one of those houses was an old house.
We are still 'house people', therefore we spent a few days going to the St. George Parade of Homes.
We are preparing for our retirement move to that area and wanted to see new homes and builders that we may be interested in.
Some of the trends in houses that we noted: Walk in double showers, and double shower heads. Also, a return to brass, more notably, antique brass fixtures.
More of those brass touches. Nearly all the kitchens that we saw were simple white cupboards and the design highlights were displayed in the backsplashes.
Another double walk-in and double shower head.
Every home had a fireplace, though not many of the fireplaces were traditional, and most of the fireplaces were these linear styles, with glass, or rock where traditional faux logs would be.
Some gorgeous tile was used throughout the homes. I adore these tiles that have an old fashioned feel.
This was an interesting tile.. tone on tone, but lots of different designs.
The tile in this laundry room was hands down my favorite tile. I think it's really pretty tile, and I don't think I would ever get tired of it... I've always loved checked patterns.
So... did we find a house?
We found inspiration, neighborhoods, and builders.
We are currently working on editing our stuff... what we want to keep, what we want to move, etc.
We have had beadboard and trim for the den stored in the garage, and this week we installed it in the den. Now, we have to paint the den, then we can check off that project.
There is an excitement about moving to into a new house and moving to a new city.
On to new adventures!!
Attitude of Gratitude:
Feeling so grateful, once again, for safe travels. We dodged two major snowstorms and visited St. George between those storms.
Thankful for the talents that our Heavenly Father has blessed me with.