Thursday, May 29, 2008
Decisions Decisions Decisions - with kitchen design shot
This was a big week for decisions!! We met with the tile designer, the people at Best Tile, the appliance folks at Earl B. Feiden and Ackerman, the radiant heat and Sun Dog Solar folks, and Les Craig, our kitchen cabinet designer. The photo is the design Les put together for us. Things are rolling right along on all fronts. I think we've settled on champagne maple for the cabinets, slate floors for entry way, powder room , kitchen and guest suite, tumbled travertine for the master bath, 5 inch birch for the living areas, black granite for the countertop, a soap stone farm sink, and some very nice appliances. Although it won't be a totally green house, we are going to put up solar panels on the roof that will heat most of the hot water and power a good portion of the radiant heat cutting down on the amount of propane needed to do those jobs. We'll use cultured stone for the fireplace in the great room and will get the mason to redo the propane stove chimney in the same stone so it looks better. We chose a Liebherr fridge which touts itself as best in green design, a 36 inch propane powered Capital oven/range with griddle feature and a Bosch dishwasher. Having renovated our kitchen in Dobbs Ferry, we kind of knew what we liked already so the decisions haven't been too tough so far.
At the house they've been working on installing the piping for the radiant heat and roughing in the plumbing. They also built access to the attic from a "barn door" on the outside above our bedroom. The electrician is due this week or next and so is the siding.