It's always fun to join up with Mrs. 4444 on Fridays to share some fragments from the past week. Most of mine are surrounding the construction of our new house, it's pretty much all consuming right now.
It's decisions, decisions and more decisions when it comes to building a house. This week my decorator and I picked out all the lighting for the house. And, it really was quite simple as she directed me with her personal suggestions. I think there was only one fixture that she chose that I didn't care for. The above photo is the style of the fixtures we will be using and all in an oil rubbed bronze finish. We are using lots and lots of recessed lighting in the house, so there really are not that many decorative fixtures. And, we will be using fans (without lights) in almost every room. I found choosing the lights to be fun because we are getting into the decorative part of the house and I do love that.
The electricians began their work this week and Hubby literally spent hours on the site making sure that the plugs and switches were all correctly placed. I met with them (pictured above) for a while putting in my "two cents worth." ~grin~ I'm pretty sure they think we are doing "overkill" when it comes to outlets but as Hubby says, "you can never have too many outlets." They were the nicest crew. Again, lots and lots of decisions but so far, none that we haven't been able to handle.
I bet if Hubby has pulled out his measuring tape once he has pulled it out 100+ times since construction began. He is doing his very best to avoid any costly mistakes and I really think our contractor appreciates Tommy's attention to detail. In fact, I "think" he would like to take Tommy on as his assistant. ~chuckle~
In the top left photo is the octagonal shaped raised ceiling above the small island (there will be a big island too) in my kitchen. It is one of my favorite things in the house. It is going to be stained beaded board and a large light fixture will be hanging down from the center of it.
In the right top is pictured our eating area and great room. We are so excited about all the light and view that those windows are going to provide for us. And, they look out on the pond. The windows should be installed in another couple of weeks.
In the lower right picture is the room above Tommy's shop. I guess it will be called a storage room for lack of a better term. But, I don't like the term "storage" (it seems that those kind of places always end up with items that need to be gotten rid of, not stored) and not exactly sure what he will decide to do with that space but I told him it reminded me of a long tunnel right now.
NOTE: Hubby and I will fly out Sunday morning headed to a convention in Las Vegas. So, I'll probably be "out of sight" for a few days but never fear, I'll be back with lots to tell. ~smile~