|Amazing how they cut the bluestone amid billows of smoke. Alas, it ends up everywhere...|
|Yikes! It went from this to...|
|...to this in not too much time|
But not before we learned the masons had taken down the drain pipes & gutters to accommodate the bigger-sized porch configuration. They seemed nonplussed about it and said all would be ok as soon as the gutters were in. However, the siding hadn't been completed and it rained - which led to some basement flooding. Could this have contributed to first the washer breaking and then the hot water heater dying?? My garden design expert team had to come in and install a fitted pipe from the house out to the street!
By the way, I am waiting for a tree expert to come and determine if he will remove/take away the specimen holly that punctuates the front garden. I hate to lose this wonder – especially during the holidays – however, it will open up the view better for our neighbors and frankly, it doesn’t get us anything in the new, planned garden design.
Back to the terrace garden room walkway and gaining access to the front.
|I want to capture the sunrise - here over Long Island/Brooklyn -Love the blues & oranges|
When it comes to the floor color, we are like CSI agents looking at the body from every angle in order to determine what floor stain works best for the kitchen & living room-that-soon-might-be-an-alternate-dining-room. Presently, the older part of the floor is red mahogany.
We will redo this to match the newly built floor – and most important to the new kitchen cabinets.
We designed the kitchen cabinet composition and layout with the help of Eileen at Home Depot that is located in an enterprise zone – which means less tax!
We are torn between two stains. I guess we are waiting for the entire kitchen cabinets to be completed and then will choose.
“Trust me,” I confidently glared back “This does indeed channel the sea.”
And the fact that the island – as in the kitchen cabinet that houses the stovetop and is in the middle of the room – faces the water – this Azul Sea Marble is just a heavenly design element…