Saturday, January 30, 2010
End of Week 13 - Carrie's Turn to Write
It is a snowy, cold Saturday. We received our December gas bill for our rental yesterday and it certainly reinforced our decision to incorporate energy savings ideas throughout the house! The house has no insulation and single pane windows and the bill was reflective of this.
Although work on the house is steadily progressing, the changes are not very visible. Work continued on the outside siding and copper trim and the electrical wiring. These items are almost complete – hope the weather doesn’t slow them down too much.
Mark and I spent last Saturday picking out tile for the kitchen backsplash and the bathrooms. With so many possibilities, it‘s hard to decide what we want but I believe we’ll be happy with our selections. We still have one bathroom to go but need to match the tile to the sink we’ve ordered. I am especially excited about the kitchen backsplash. We found a “biscuit” colored porcelain tile and will add random inserts of blue glass mosaic tiles. A little “wow” factor.
We also began picking out furniture with the help of Carol Hochheiser-Ross, one of Mark’s partners at Baskervill. We will have a round dining room table with upholstered Parson chairs. We also selected 4 chairs for the living room, opting to go with chairs instead of a sofa in that room. Now, we need to make the fabric selections. Before we do, we need to think about wall colors and the mood we want to set in each room. Decisions, decisions…..