the house is well under way! the framing is done, and we are working on selecting
flooring, cabinetry, lighting, trim profiles, plumbing fixtures, exterior materials and paint colors.
didn't i tell you that building a house is a LOT of work?
this is a view of the temporary staircase that was installed....the "real" staircase is structured
out of steel, and is about 4 times this size....and will be stunning!
because these clients involved me so early in the project, i was able to make a few minor modifications
the the floor plan. one change i made that greatly impacted a bedroom, was to move the door
to the attached bath from the main part of the bedroom into the little "entry hall" of the bedroom.
this allows the entire wall in the bedroom to be used for furniture.
we are planning on using this neutral travertine in the mudroom/powder room
and also in the master bathroom, and having it cut and laid in a pattern.
you can actually find natural stone in most places for less than $5 a square foot.
cutting it into smaller pieces can allow you to create some interesting patterns:
this is what i did in the master bathroom that i recently remodeled...we bought 12x12 tiles,
and i designed the shower to have several different patterns on the wall.
you can see more details of that project here.