Choosing an Exterior Paint Color

Choosing an Exterior Paint Color

As I write this post, the activity at the house is focused on exterior siding installation, exterior painting and the front door is getting installed. On the inside the drywall is being taped and floated. I’ve had a lot of angst about my exterior paint color, Sherwin Williams Restful White, wondering whether I made the right choice. So far it’s only painted on the trim, and it’s looking a little yellow to me, but I know that’s partly because of…

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Good Sightlines in New Home Planning

Good Sightlines in New Home Planning

In the planning process for this new home, my architect was quick to understand that hallways are important to me. He knew right away that I don’t gravitate to wide open rooms. I tend to want closed off rooms with hallways between them. Which is strange, since I have an issue with claustrophobia in very small spaces, but I guess there’s a sweet spot between the two extremes that I’m most comfortable with. And I think the reason I like…

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Thoughtful Kitchen Design in New Home Planning

Thoughtful Kitchen Design in New Home Planning

A ridiculous amount of time has passed since my last post. I’m never going to keep up with real time at this rate! But I want to document this whole process, so I’ll keep plugging away. Today’s post will focus mainly on the kitchen design, with a little bit about the breakfast room and great room. To get you up to speed in real time, as of last weekend here’s where we stand in the build. We have walls! This…

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Breaking Ground!

Breaking Ground!

I’ve had a few distractions from this blog lately, one of which is, WE’VE FINALLY BROKEN GROUND! Here it is! This is facing the front of the house. Just a hole in the ground at this point. It’s one of those things, like a baby’s first tooth, that only the parents of said baby are really interested in. But I had to pass it along. We’re actually beginning to build the house we’ve been planning for so long! It’s just…

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A New House, Part 5: Black Windows?

A New House, Part 5: Black Windows?

I know I’m in the midst of talking about floor plans, but today I need to skip ahead to a decision that I’m in the midst of making NOW, this week. Since I began this process I planned on having black windows.  I mean, they’re all over the internet, in all their contrasty glory. Why wouldn’t I want them?   They look clean and trim, and would give my very traditional Georgian house a slightly modern edge.  From the inside…

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