Building with Ryan Homes

When we started the process of building a home, I quickly learned how information provided by the builder is limited and "real life" examples of all the optional upgrades and features even less common.  I researched all I could while we were making our initial decisions, but realized resources were also limited online.  Hopefully, I can contribute to the resources available by blogging about my experience.  During my research, I came across a lot of great resources on

In short, here is a list of all of our selections that will be featured at some point on this blog.

Floor Plan

Naples Reverse Floor Plan 


Naples Elevation D, Partial Stone Veneer Front, Porch with Shingled Roof, 12" Gable Overhangs
"UEQ" Color Scheme:
          Pebble Clay Vinyl Siding
          Sandy Tan Vinyl Shake
          Arizona Stone
          Outerspace by Sherwin Williams Front Door
          Brown Shutters
Resort Facade Garage 
Almond (Beige) Exterior Trim
Beige Window Trim

Structural Upgrades

Morning Room with two additional Side Windows 
Study instead of Formal Living Room

Flooring (Rite Rug)

Rural Living Fall Canyon 5" Handscraped Hickory Engineered Hardwood in the Foyer, Downstairs Hallway, Dining Room, Kitchen, Morning Room, and Family Room
Shaw Baseline White Fox Carpet in the Closet Under the Stairs, Study, and Entire Second Floor with the exception of the bathrooms
Initiator 66180 Vinyl/Resilient in the Laundry Room
Stratford Place 12x12 Ceramic Tile in Master and Guest Bathroom


Oak Stairs and Handrails stained to match Hardwoods, White Balusters with Capped Wall at Loft Side (Non-Standard Request)


42" Wall Cabinets (Timberlake Rushmore Square Butterscotch Maple Glaze)
Cabinet Crown Moulding
Granite Countertops (Santa Cecilia)
Gas Range Hookup
Under Cabinet Lighting
Recessed Lighting
60/40 Sink with 9FE Upgraded Faucet
Stainless Appliance Package including Refrigerator

Family Room

Rear Fireplace Mantel with Slate Surround

Master Bathroom

Owner's Bathroom Type E with Soaking Tub & Shower (Alternate Layout)
Double Bowl Vanity with Upgraded Cabinets (Timberlake Wyoming Square Cherry Java)
Stratford Place SD91 12x12 Ceramic Tile Floor and Wall Surround
Brushed Nickel Fixtures

Second/Guest Bathroom

One sink bowl, Timberlake Vanity Fairfield Square Maple Honey (Standard)
Ceramic Tile Floor
Fiberglass Shower Wall
Stratford Place SD91 Ceramic 12x12 Tile Floor 
Brushed Nickel Fixtures


Flood Light on Rear of Home
Ceiling Fan Pre-wires in Study, Morning Room, Family Room, all Bedrooms, and Loft

Other Options

Bronze Interior Door Hardware