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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Gimmie a 5!

So begins the 5-day countdown until we close, its been such an interesting ride, some good days, some bad days, and a lot of impatient days, but we've ended up with a house that we're really excited about and met some great people. Shopping is already in progress and luckily we have plenty of time to get the place ready before we officially move with things like 2" wood blinds, frig, a little painting, and some customizing here and there.

To everyone in the middle of the process we wish you the best of luck, visit as often as you can, take many pictures, ask many questions, & read all the blogs for tips, tricks and to manage expectations.

As of yesterday...






13 comments:

  1. congrats guys. It seems like yesterday some strange guy was emailing me with questions, haha. I hope to see you guys stick around the blog world and continue contact through email.

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    1. haha, yes I remember that time as well...blogging has become a part of daily life and it will be great to help others make it through the process and to see what new ideas lay ahead.

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    2. Shoot me an email sometime (set it in my profile). I would love to hear more of the insider Ravenna secrets! ;-)

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    3. Thomas, we try real hard to not keep them secret! lol

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  2. Nice home folks! Congratulations!

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  3. Wow-that house is shiny and beautiful! :) Congrats!

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  4. Beautiful! Congrats! Hope to still see you around!

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  5. Gorgeous house! Congrats to you guys!!!

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  6. WOW! 5...4...3...2....1 Blast off! Congratulations Steve and Ericka! Hope you stay connected just as Thomas mentioned to the inside story! Can't wait!

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  7. You guys are two of my favorite bloggers! I love your kitchen! I'm a little jealous because we were never offered any kind of backsplash in the kitchen. I know I would have probably complained about my options but still, it would have been nice to have some. :)

    Congratulations on being so close you can taste it!

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    1. Thanks Tammi! The flooring company in our market are the ones who offered the tile, but for the "level" of tile we ordered (textured ceramic as opposed to natural stone) it only came in a straight pattern. Right before they came out I called them and negotiated for them to install on a diagonal. For the extra material and cutting they charged us $75 paid directly to them. Super worth it and it looks 1000% better.

      These days they offer self stick panels of wall tile that you just need to grout which is included in the kit as well. You can do a whole kitchen in an hour and it runs about $300 per kit which should do 75% of our kitchen size.

      The $600 Ryan charged was about the same as DIY retail so we just had them do it.

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  8. Congrats guys! As you know I love your house and have been stalking your kitchen. You guys have given me lots of ideas and questions to ask our PM once we get the ball rolling.

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    1. Thanks! It will only get better from here. Post build there are just as many things to do. We will be stalking your ideas too!

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