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Powder bathroom complete.

Our powder bathroom has come a long way! Not only did we enlarge the space (albeit only by about one foot), but we also enhanced the overall feeling of the space. What began as a small utilitarian beigh bathroom has now become a bright and elegant powder bathroom. Please reference this previous post: Powder bathroom. … Continue reading Powder bathroom complete.

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Powder Bathroom.

The powder bathroom was rather tiny and a bit beige upon purchase. Through the renovation, we gained a little less than a foot of usable space, but those few inches made a large difference in the functionality of this small powder bathroom. To see a full explanation of the powder bathroom “expansion” please see this… Continue reading Powder Bathroom.

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A Glimpse: Bathroom Floors.

Tonight we want to share a glimpse at the bathroom tile floors. It is only a glimpse because almost immediately after installation each floor was covered for protection. The bathrooms all feature the same traditional hexagonal floral pattern, but each bathroom has a different color theme to compliment the beautiful accent tiles unique to each… Continue reading A Glimpse: Bathroom Floors.

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Pulls, Handles, Latches, and Knobs.

The vast number of cabinet and drawer hardware choices precariously teeters upon the edge of limitless. Overwhelming describes the task facing anyone who undergoes the task of picking out their cabinet hardware. One must consider style, shape, size, finish, material, and mechanism (ring pull, bail pull, bin pull, drop pull, pull style latch, turn style… Continue reading Pulls, Handles, Latches, and Knobs.

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Cabinetry

Our cabinets are installed and they are everything and more than we expected. Solidly built, Shaker style, proportionally arranged, aesthetically beautiful, and cleverly useful. Mostly everything went in perfectly, but as always, there were some things that just didn’t fit. So with a few deep breaths, and cuts, everything now fits together just as snugly… Continue reading Cabinetry

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Solid Brick and Mortar…Ephemeral Video Tour.

Brick and Mortar: Textural, real, solid, sturdy, gritty, heavy, palpable. Video Tour: Fleeting, clean, abstract, intangible, superficial. What an odd pairing for tonight. But, actually, perhaps not so odd after all. I feel like this is the way life is today. We shop, work, communicate, travel, learn, explore, play, imagine, create, and connect on our… Continue reading Solid Brick and Mortar…Ephemeral Video Tour.

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Mid Point Status Updates: Powder Bath and Basement.

I have a cold. Not just the sniffles. This is the cold that actually makes you think you might be patient zero of a new super cold. I wish that I could just push the pause button and let myself recover for the next few days, but alas, I have a two year old who… Continue reading Mid Point Status Updates: Powder Bath and Basement.