Sunday, March 15, 2009

And more changes...

Let's see...the second choice ceiling fan has been discontinued, so it is on to third choice:

in further kitchen lighting news, i've decided on gimbal style recessed lights with a brushed nickel trim.

And the cheap floor...also discontinued, so it's on to even cheaper floor....
In progress news, I have walls again! I also found a slightly dented laundry tub and a slightly busted base cabinet at ikea as-is for over half off the price of buying them new. the busted part of the cabinet is easily hid. i'm going to try to pound out the sink dent, but if i can't, it's a laundry what if it is a bit dented, it was cheap!

here are pictures of the newly walled house:

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Design changes...

So, I was going to install the same flooring throughout the house (with the exception of one bedroom which already has laminate) because the website where I found what I like has a minimum order. Today I found a website which sells the same floor in smaller quantities. I think I'm going to go with a cheaper floor upstair (probably Ikea laminate) like this (or a similar basic laminate from another big box store):

This will match what is already in the one room and, more importantly, free up a bit of cash for this bit of gorgeousness. This will be just a bit of back splash for the range wall. I've decided on teal for paint. a lighter color on the ceiling and outside walls, with a darker more intense color for the back splash areas of the other walls with cabinets.

The ceiling fan I had picked out got REALLY bad reviews. So now i'm thinking of this one:

I'll have to make the blades match the room better, either by covering them with a wood grain laminate that matches the cabinets or, more likely, painting them a dark gray color.

I need to decide if I want to do the same cabinets and countertop in the laundry area. I'm considering changing it up a bit and doing black doors with birch countertops.