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Building a New House?

Hiring a designer to help during this process is not only good for your time management, it’s good for your investment.

You all know you’ve walked into a house that just didn’t feel right?  Chances are a designer was not hired for the project.  Costly mistakes can be made very quickly when building.  Your designer is a partner in the process and knows every square foot of your home.  From planning the kitchen and bath design to picking all finish selections both interior and exterior. This includes siding, roofing, windows, trim package, flooring, counter tops, lighting, tile design, plumbing fixtures, wall treatments, masonry work, furniture, space planning and art and accessory placement. 

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In this home the client built in a rural area and all finishes were selected to give this home the feel of sophisticated country living.  The flooring features 5” rustic grade oak floors which were locally harvested and milled for this project and stained in rich walnut tone.  The open grain and knots in the wood floor gives a casual feel to the home.  In the kitchen we used walnut counter tops in the island that were also harvest from a local farm. The farmer was selling his walnut trees to help pay for his daughters upcoming wedding.  The trees were purchased by a local craftsman who then fabricated them into 3” thick wood tops for the island, including a cut out for the prep sink.  A metal and wood beaded chandelier was selected to balance the room. The perimeter counters were fabricated in honed granite to keep the look casual and not too shinny.  Looking for a way to hide the counter appliances? So was this client.  The toaster and coffee maker needed to be accessible  but not seen, so we designed an appliance garage using flip up doors to gain easy access. This kitchen not only has two sinks it also features two recycle trash centers for easy clean up.  Liking the built in appliance look the dishwasher and the oversize refrigerator are paneled to match the cabinetry.  Its all in the details!

The hearth room off the kitchen was planned specifically to fit the bronze steer head and special planning for wall bracing and mantel and stone design to balance this massive wall art was very important.  Special attention was given to oversized furniture to balance the volume of the vaulted ceiling. And the double patio doors, well they lead out to the most lovely screened in porch. To see more of this home click here.