Monday, July 21, 2014

Progress To Report!


After all this time, I finally have some serious progress to report!  Things were happening before and progress was being made, but raw drywall or exposed wires don't make for a very appealing photograph. Now that we have actually decided on some materials, it's getting to be a lot more fun.

The first photo is of our choices for the kitchen and living/dining room. The gray wood floor will be laid throughout. The dark gray/black (that's a shadow across it, not two colors) with shiny and coffee-with-cream speckles is the working countertops, an engineered quartz stone that should stand up to many years of use. We will also add a complementary natural stone countertop for accent - its colors are the same as the working countertops but the reverse - it's gonna be snazzy! 

The blond alder is for our kitchen. I had to insist to get mitered corners on the cabinets (everyone else thought another kind of construction would be easier but I didn't want easy, I wanted beautiful) and I'm glad I was firm - they look just as I had hoped. They should arrive at the end of next week.

And the gray paint for the walls looks different in the picture on my monitor than it is in real life - it's actually toning toward the taupe, a nice warm color to complement the rest and to tone with the browns in the wood floor. Were aiming for a "refined but natural" look, and I think we scored!

Needless to say, I'm super excited! Not only for the progress but also because I love the choices we made.


My Beloved took this second shot of the back of his car when he went to the paint store to pick up the paint for living/dining/kitchen and the glass blocks that will form one wall of our shower stall. Each day, we either go out to survey choices or bring back things we have chosen, a joy when all the invisible work has been done and the fun choices we will live with for years start to show up. This is an amazingly involving process.

So, now you are up to date!  We expect the whole project to come together around mid-August and I'm already looking forward to showering in our splendid new bathroom and cooking in my fabu new kitchen, not to mention sleeping in my own bed when our furniture comes back from storage.

So exciting when there is real progress to report!



9 Comments:

Blogger Diane said...

oh, now you are at the fun part. I am excited to see how it all comes together. Those ash doors are beautiful.

Monday, July 21, 2014  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Diane, thanks! It's heartening to see real progress at last!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014  
Blogger Greg said...

Me like! Glass blocks...que the Miami Vice Music!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTPu4hjfHKg

Tuesday, July 22, 2014  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Greg, The glass blocks are Buzz's dream come true - he loves them, too. :-)

Tuesday, July 22, 2014  
Blogger Farmgirl Susan said...

So exciting! It sounds like everything is going to look wonderful. I've always loved glass blocks and was so happy we included some when we built our house several years ago. They add so much charm and everyone always comments on how nice they look. Good luck with the rest of construction! :)

Wednesday, July 23, 2014  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Far girl, welcome! And thanks for the reassurance about the glass blocks. My Beloved is thrilled. Enjoyed a quick look at your blog, too. From what part of California do you hail?

Wednesday, July 23, 2014  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Farm girl, oops. Sorry for the misspelling.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014  
Blogger Katie Zeller said...

It's wonderful when it starts coming together.... You will be so happy with it!

Saturday, July 26, 2014  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Katie, thanks for the encouragement. I needed that right about now. :-)

Saturday, July 26, 2014  

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