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Inexpensive antique lighting for Timber Frame homes

Lighting a timber frame home can be a challenge. Thankfully, after some experimentation, we found a solution that worked for us. We settled on a simple and inexpensive method: +Paint EMT conduit to match fixtures +Use existing colored fixtures +Use “Edison” style LED bulbs The overall cost is very low and we have been happy with the results. Here are some photos from the initial installation in 2015: (I will take some “finished” photos soon and post them too :-))

Pavestone retaining wall choices for timber frame home

Pavestone has a nice selection of retaining wall rock. These were the specific options we chose for our retaining walls around our house: Pavestone | Pavers, Retaining Walls, Patio Stones & Edginghttp://www.pavestone.com/Beautify your outdoor living spaces with Pavestone’s elegant collection of pavers, retaining walls, patio stones and edging. Our stone and concrete brick paving products transform landscapes…

Bathroom tile choices and bidets

Samantha just picked out our tile for the bathroom and the kitchen, I think it is going to be AWESOME! Also, we are trying to decide whether to put a bidet in our master bath. Any suggestions/thoughts from readers? I had never thought about getting one before but after seeing the info on bidet toilet seats from bidet.org I am thinking a bit more about it. They help support Weblogs.us and I would like to help support them! In other house news,

Andersen 200 series windows – Hodges window list

We have out finalized window list for the house. They are Andersen 200 series windows. They are wood with vinyl clad exteriors and the majority of them are double hung. Here is the complete list: HODGES Window List 2014 Sept 15th QTY: 12 6 4 1 1 28 3050DH 3040DH 2040DH 244DH2440 2046DH 3046FX 2046DH 2030DH 2030FIXED Garage Main 3 2 Attic     0 5 Garage windows       1st Floor Kitchen   1   1 Great Room

Aug 28: Working on the walkout/porch concrete forms, gravel delivery, ThermoPEX

So far today has been a rather quiet day on the construction front 🙂 On the back walkout area, the framer is finishing up the forms/rebar/gravel for the concrete footings and slab. There are also pier locations for the posts that will support the back porch. Two loads of 1″ gravel delivered by Scott today for bedding in the ThermoPEX, PEX, conduit and ethernet (they’re all run in the same 2′ ditch) Martin Plumbing is coming out later today to