Sunday, July 27, 2014

Our Options

We spent soooooooooooooo much time going over options.  I think I read hundreds of blog posts.  I studied the options page.  We created a spreadsheet (which I will share later) that allowed us to play with all the different options we had.  I spent over a month obsessively researching what we wanted to do.  Of course, I love researching so it was fun.  Without further ado, here are our options that we selected. 

·        Rome Elevation E with Partial Stone

o   Landscaping package (standard upgrade)

o   Exterior flood lights

Not our house, but an example of Elevation E with Stone


·         Garage

o   Add 2 foot extension

o   Add service door

o   Add garage door “cottage” upgrade to include windows

o   Add extra ceiling light and outlets

o   Add insulation on 2 outer walls ($475)

o   Add wash tub (non-standard request - $475)

o   We are buying our own garage door opener

·         Porch

o   Will have 1 outlet and 3 overhead pot lights

·         Foyer

o   Hardwoods
View of Foyer.  Ours will have the crown molding, but different flooring

·         Formal Living Room

o   Hardwoods

o   No extra window

o   Add light pre-wire in ceiling
View of Formal Living Room.  We will not have the extra window, show straight ahead.

·         Dining Room

o   Hardwoods

·         ½ Bath

o   Hardwoods

o   ORB fixtures

·         Pantry

o   Hardwoods

·         Kitchen

o   Gourmet Island Upgrade

o   Granite: St. Cecilia Light

o   Cabinets = Timberlake, Rushmore Maple Glaze Hazelnut

o   Hardwoods

o   Upgraded kitchen faucet – Oil rubbed bronze (ORB)

o   Stainless Steel Appliance Package: Stove, Microwave, Dishwasher

§  Microwave over range

§  Gas Hook up for Cook Top

o   42 Inch Cabinets with crown molding

o   Backsplash: none right now, will add later

o   Extra outlet on island – 1 on each side

o   Change lighting – can lights will line up with island

o   Add under cabinet lights

o   Telephone hook-up will go here
Kitchen with Gourmet Island.  Our cabinets and countertops will be the same, but different flooring.

·         Morning Room

o   Hardwoods

o   No extra windows

o   Patio Door – Sliding glass

o   Ceiling fan rough-in

·         Family Room

o   Carpet Carpet Pad A: Tahoe / Carpet Level C: Simple Touch – Sand Swept

o   Stone fireplace (side of house); PA Sierra Fieldstone (round)

o   Ceiling fan rough-in

o   Cable pre-wire

o   Recessed Eyeball lights by fireplace

o   No extra window
View of Family Room

·         Study

o   Carpet

o   Cable

o   Ceiling fan rough-in

·         OTHER

o   Additional Cable Wiring?

§  4 Downstairs: Garage, Family Room, Study, Kitchen = telephone

§  3 Upstairs: Master, Bedroom 3, Loft

o   Oak stairs w/ oak handrail, baseplate / white balusters (stain #6)

o   Dedicate circuit in electrical box (for garage fridge/freezer)

o   Moldings/Trim package #1 – crown molding and door casings in living room, dining room and foyer, chair railing in dining room

o   Upgrade faucet fixtures in bathroom to Oil Rubbed Bronze/ORB

o   Upgrade light fixtures to ORB

o   Comfort height toilets


·         Master Bedroom

o   Ceiling fan rough-in

o   Cable pre-wire
View of Master

·         Master Bathroom

o   Upgrade master bath with soaker tub and shower with bench; ceramic tile surround

o   Double bowl vanity: Timberlake, Wyoming Square Maple Cherry Java

o   Tile Level C

o   Regular Tub, no jets

o   Added extra outlet
Master Bath - Ours will be similar, but with different tile

·         Hall Bathroom

o   Add double vanity; Scottsdale Square Maple Espresso

o   Ceramic tile flooring

·         Bedroom 2

o   Ceiling fan rough-in

·         Bedroom 3

o   Ceiling fan rough-in

o   Cable pre-wire

·         Bedroom 4

o   Ceiling fan rough-in

·         Add Bathroom #3
What the 4th Bedroom looks like with the added bathroom.

·         Loft

o   Ceiling fan rough-in

o   Cable pre-wire

What the Loft looks like for Elevation E

·         Laundry Room

o   Extra outlet

o   Flooring – laminate (Initiator #66088)

·         Attic

o   Storage with pull-down access


  1. Oh LuLu! Your house will be so beautiful when it is done. I can't wait to see your progress.

    1. We will be on the same schedule it looks like, or pretty close! Can't wait!

  2. Everything is going to look so great! The model they are building in our community (it's finally almost finished) is the Rome- Elevation E with stone and it's beautiful! Love all of your options!

    1. LaurLew - Thank you! I may get you to take pics and post of the model once it's done! I love seeing the different models!