2019…Here we go!




Here we are three weeks into 2019 and so much has happened – I feel like it’s been too long since my last post but I’ll try to keep this short.

Where to begin… Well, we have made a ton of progress over at #BirchRoadReno even though lately it feels like it will never be done. It really is starting to feel like a house!

First, almost all of the kitchen cabinets have been installed. Check out the video that I posted to our instagram below and if you aren’t following us find us @rusticacresdesigncompany and follow along 🙂

I realize the quality of the video is lacking – but I shot it on my iPhone. I was so excited to get over to the house to see the progress and document it that when we got there I realized I didn’t have a proper camera. Which leads me to my first resolution of 2019: to invest in, and become more media savvy. This is not my area of specialty. I have an iphone, all the social media apps and engage on the level, but I realize that part of sustaining and growing my online presence will be enhanced by investing in the right camera equipment. So, I’ve signed myself up for Photography for beginners at our local continuing learning center!

The next exciting milestone was our counter top install! We settled on a beautiful quartz from Boston Granite Exchange.  Getting to go to the warehouse to see, touch and pick out the slabs was so much fun!

This sweet gentleman, Marcello  the owner of CapStone  came and created the template for our kitchen cabinets to cut the quartz. We chatted about the cool new toy his kids gave him for Christmas which is basically a notepad where he draws out the kitchen, takes a picture and it uploads into his system making the process so seamless!

We used Cambria, Britticiana and went with a polished finish. I could not be happier with the results. This install was seamless. Better pictures to come!

Next up: electrical update! Almost all of the cans and lights are installed in the house. Our electrician even installed a smart home system per FGS’ request which is pretty cool. I am really loving the contrast of the outlets on the darker cabinet. Check out the island all ready to go!


We also replaced the boiler, HVAC is 90% done, we found an oil company and filled the tank(!) and stained the master bedroom floors. They are a work of beauty!

Later this week, I’ll post the updates on the master bath as our tile guy is finishing installing the floor today. Head over to Instagram for a sneak peak of our beautiful hexagon tiles!

Hope that wasn’t too long and you have enjoyed the updates. Keep your eyes peeled on Instagram for sneak peaks of #birchroadreno soon!

-Rustic Acres Design Co.

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