Monday, February 14, 2005

Are you over the house yet?

Okay, so this is turning into Home Makeover - Blog Edition. I admit it. But it's hard to keep all this to myself, so I blog about it.

So here are the latest pictures.

My good friend of more than 23 years, Tom, is a master interior designer from Houston. Tom came up to visit us before the construction started and gave us a number of terrific ideas. There will be many finishing touches that are the result of his vision, and one of them is the chairs that will grace the dining room. Tom suggested we have the chairs (from the old eat-in kitchen area) re-glued and re-covered. When he got home, he sent back this terrific fabric to cover the chairs with...and here one is...thank you, Tom. I can't wait for you to see all of this in person.

Last week, I showed you a picture of the upstairs vanity, sans top. It now has the top, as you can see here, and the Emerald Pearl granite is stunning. The shower seat beside the vanity is also topped with the same color granite slab.

Last week, I posted pictures of the unpainted bedrooms. Well, this week, the painter has been busy. Here's what the vaulted-ceiling master bedroom looks like with paint and lighting...isn't that chandelier cool?

Last week, I mentioned the eggplant bedroom. This is it. It's not finished yet, so you'll see the imperfections in this picture, but you get the idea.

Jess' wide-angle lens gives a much better view of the whole kitchen, as viewed from the east side of the room. Note that the faucet is in, and so is the instant hot water!

Here's the view of the kitchen from the opposite corner. You can see a *peek* into the sunroom through the door (if you click it for the large version) but you won't see much.

The cooktop is in, but has to be hooked up to the gas. I'm not unwrapping it until we're in! Six burners - can't wait.

The plumbing is complete in the downstairs bathroom, and the marble slab has been put on the shower seat.

The slab on the seat matches the granite listello on the wall. We were amazed at the color and variegation of this slab. Wow.

I have a picture of the granite in the kitchen up-close, but I just can't post doesn't even begin to do it justice. It just has to be seen in person to be appreciated.


At 11:53 PM, February 14, 2005, Blogger PatCH said...

Beeeyooooootiful! Absolutely.

Can't wait to see it in RealLife(tm).

At 7:15 PM, February 17, 2005, Blogger Tuna Girl said...

I think that whole, "You have to see it inperson." thing is really an invitation for all of us to come to dinner.

What are we making, guys?

At 8:49 PM, February 17, 2005, Blogger Marc said...

Well, barbeque is always popular with our guests, or lasagna...or how about shrimp creole...or salmon with dijon leek sauce? Chicken with roasted red peppers and sundried tomatoes? Peas with pearl onions? Frenched green beans? Sauteed squash?

And for dessert...Coconut Creme Pie? Fresh strawberry pie? Chocolate Custard?

What's your poison?


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