Time to Start Finalizing Finishes – To Do List

Now that construction is moving along and our target end date can be measured in weeks, it’s time to get down to the details. There are a lot of items on the to do list as far as finalizing materials, finishes and design. This post is as much an aide to the team as it is intended to entertain our readers. Below is everything I can think of that is still up in the air and needs a decision in the next few weeks.

100K House Facade Ideas


  • IKEA Cabinet Selection for 100K (thinking of all black cabinets)
  • Pappajohn cabinet final design and order
  • Countertops (leaning towards paperstone)
  • IKEA accessories for backsplash wall
  • Backsplash wall material (most likely sealed plywood)


  • Tile for flooring
  • Laminate for walls & possibly ceiling (really excited about this)
  • Plumbing fixtures
  • Sink
  • Vanity & lighting?
  • Bathtub
  • Solatube?
  • Misc fixtures & storage (towel rods, toilet paper holder…)

General Interior

  • Concrete stain? (I think we may go for the natural grey)
  • Concrete sealant
  • Stairway wall design
  • Stairway design
  • Light fixtures throughout (really bummed about the Home Depot basement fixtures)
  • Specific plywood for second level flooring (FSC, No Formaldehyde if we can afford)
  • Low VOC Polyurethane for plywood surfaces
  • Built-in desk and railing design in second bedroom
  • Paint type
  • Paint colors
  • Additional built-in storage (have an idea for something outside of the bathroom near the ceiling)
  • Closet door design
  • Closet storage accessories

General Exterior

  • Landscaping design (this is a big one)
  • Fence design
  • Rainscreen installation details
  • House numbers
  • Doorbell


  •  Supplemental A/C in 120K House
  • Dehumidifier in 100K House
  • Local ventilation in kitchen and bath
  • ERV and duct placement
  • Mechanical room layout
  • Whole House Audio? (researching affordable designs)

Dang it this list is long.

Postgreen Homes – Facades and Floor Plans
Postgreen Homes – Facades and Floor Plans