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Flooring Update

     July 13, 2015 0 Comments

If you recall, we were going back and forth on flooring options for the main areas of the house. We decided on carpet for the basement, stairs and bonus room, but the hard surface flooring on the main floor and second floor was TBD. Well, decision made – we went with a commercial grade laminate…

Plumbing & Tubs

     April 17, 2015 0 Comments

The crew from Myl Hi Plumbing and Heating was on site to begin installing water pipes! Myl Hi uses Wirsbo aquapex. Pex tubing is now used in most situations for potable (hot/cold) plumbing situations for a few reasons. Since the tubes are flexible, it can easily be run through trusses. Unlike copper pipes used in the…

Check Lighting Off the List!

     February 19, 2015 0 Comments

Well, we did it! We pulled the trigger and ordered our lighting. You probably won’t be surprised to learn that we went with some fixtures that weren’t presented to you in this post. Ready? Let’s start with the main floor. We went with the dining room light that has been calling our names since Day One…

This or That? or that.. or that…

     January 28, 2015 0 Comments

I think lighting has been the hardest part of designing this house. Sure, the layout and room sizes were tough decisions too, but nothing makes a statement more than lighting. It’s something you notice as soon as you walk into a room. Is the fixture unique? Impressive? Boring? Ugly? Does it blend into the ceiling,…

Pretty Fixtures

     January 26, 2015 0 Comments

We had fun shopping at Pearl Hardware to select some of the fixtures for the house. We will be getting all of the fancy lighting, bathtubs, showers, toilets, sinks and faucets from them since they are a locally owned store and sell high quality products. It’s a little bit overwhelming having to choose all of these…

Lights

     November 25, 2014 0 Comments

We’re nearing the time that the order for lighting needs to go in… yikes! There are hundreds of lights to choose from at Pearl Hardware so this won’t be an easy task. Fun? Yes. But easy? Nope.  I haven’t made my final decisions yet, but thought I’d share some of the pieces that have grabbed my eye so…