Entries from January 2008

Countertops arrived

Comments   0   Date Arrow  January 30, 2008 at 4:30pm   User  by Christina

Now that the cabinets are in we were ready for the countertops which were installed this week. All of our sinks are undermounted and came installed with the counters. We ordered the sinks through faucet.com, Martin delivered them to Highland Systems, and they cut the quartz for the countertops. All of the tops (bath, utility, […]

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Trying to answer a few AAC questions

Comments   2   Date Arrow  January 30, 2008 at 3:31pm   User  by Christina

Since starting the blog we have loved the questions we have received from all those interested in building with AAC. I decided to respond to this comment as a post so that the q&a didn’t end up too buried. I felt that others out there might also benefit.   The comment:   My wife and […]

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Comments   0   Date Arrow  January 24, 2008 at 9:55pm   User  by Christina

We chose to use a 6″ thick poured concrete with a broom finish for the drive and front walkway. There are expansion joints at strategic locations. The concrete is reinforced and we chose to leave it in its’ natural color and not stain it.   The doors at the back are access to storage closets. […]

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Immigrant workforce

Comments   1   Date Arrow  January 15, 2008 at 5:59pm   User  by Christina

Seems as if these last two posts are getting very political. Our house was shown on the front page of the local news paper recently in relation to an ongoing series on immigrant workers in Memphis. Even though the house was shown our names are not mentioned. The story is about Jose our framer and […]

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Kitchen cabinets and driveway

Comments   0   Date Arrow  January 15, 2008 at 5:58pm   User  by Christina

Kitchen and bath cabinet installation began this past week.       Downstairs bath vanity. The bath vanities are stained mahogany veneer fibercore and the kitchen cabinets are stained walnut veneer fibercore.   Covered terrace ceiling is tongue and groove stained pine. Holes are for lights and fans. The trim guys did such a great […]

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Discussion on American hardwoods

Comments   2   Date Arrow  January 13, 2008 at 3:45pm   User  by Christina

As I mentioned in my previous post, we looked at many options for wood flooring and chose quarter sawn white oak. Sources of wood, tree farm practices, FSC, SFI, etc. have been an ongoing source of discussion with my father since our family has a managed tree farm. Typically LEED and all the organizations promoting […]

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