Maggie: I am sooooo excited to announce that we were able to make our contemporary design changes! We changed the doors throughout the house, the cabinets in the kitchen & master bath as well as the cabinet hardware, and the color of our hardwood floors (new color will be Misty Gray). We were also able to get our customized kitchen island and butler’s pantry for the dining room. And just when we were deciding to make all these changes, Toll Brothers, started offering a new paint color, City Loft by Sherwin Williams, which is a light gray similar to what we were going to paint after settlement (saved some 💰).
So we still want a white & gray kitchen but decided on shaker panel cabinets instead, Level 2 Sonoma cabinets in the kitchen & Level 3 New Haven in the master bath. We changed the cabinet hardware to bronze, exactly as seen at the model at Weatherstone, and changed the faucets & lighting on the entire 1st level and master bath to bronze to match. We asked to get the mullions/grids removed from glass panels in the kitchen cabinets to achieve the same sleek look of the single panel glass doors. Since we will be getting the contemporary trim package, we removed the heritage trim from our home & decided to remove the runner from the front stairs. Rod is researching a contemporary look we can use in place of the heritage trim but we will do this at a later date after closing.
Rod: There were a few things I wanted in the home that took a while for Toll Brothers to agree with.
#1: a bigger island in my kitchen. I wanted to put the Hampton model island, which is about 3 ft longer x 2 ft wider. Finally got it approved.
#2: a beautiful patio with a grill station. We had one designed with fire pit and seating wall, but we didn’t want to spend over $8k more for a built-in grill station. We simplified the design (inspiration from a model home) and got our grill station with TWO Big Green Egg cutouts (no BGE included lol) for around the same price as our last design with no grill station. Again, because of the high cost for the decks, we will do that after closing at some point. Maggie thought I was crazy for sending Toll Landscape my design. Lol