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new photos of my remodeling project

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Joined: Aug 30 2003

For those interested, I have new photos of my remodeling project, see http://totheweb.com/eichler/2006_remodel/earthquake_safety.html

Floor plans are at:
http://totheweb.com/eichler/2006_remodel/new_floor_plan.html

The project is on schedule for us to be back in the house at the end of August. Latest news is that all the new window and sliding glass doors are installed, the new slate tile floor is in place, and the drywall crew starts next Monday. After that the new kitchen cabinets will be installed (they are built and ready to go), then it's just finish the master bathroom, install appliances and more custom cabinetry, and we're done.

Barry

1959 A. Quincy Jones atrium model in The Highlands, San Mateo http://www.totheweb.com/eichler

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Joined: Oct 10 2003

I remain completely jealous, this looks great. thanks too for documenting it in such detail, its a pleasure to live vicariously thru the photos -L

tom
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Joined: Mar 23 2003

Great job it looks nice. May I ask how come u didnt choose Milguard sliders. :)

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Joined: Aug 30 2003

Tom, I looked at the Milgard, and while there are no doubt fine sliding glass doors, and their framing fits with the Eichler style (not too thick), I didn't like the handle style, it was too large and stuck out too far. The Blomberg handles are quite similar to the original Arcadia sliding door handles that I had in my house: low profile, very clean and simple. So it was really the handles that made me go with Blomberg.

Barry

1959 A. Quincy Jones atrium model in The Highlands, San Mateo http://www.totheweb.com/eichler

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Joined: Mar 25 2005

Barry,

Thanks for posting your remodeling pictures. Great to see.

Sure your slate will look great - we did 12" gray slate tiles in our kitchen/living room and multi-purpose room and have gotten nothing but compliments on it.

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Joined: Mar 25 2005

Barry-

ps - in your first posting of the slate you commented about it looking 'homogeneous'

we too originally thought that the gray slate would look uniform, but when it was put in, it turned out to be more heterogeneous - and we actually ended up liking it a lot - our tiler did a great job of mixing/laying the tile so it doesn't look like a checkerboard...

you'll see that when the sun hits the floor at different angles it brings out different hues in the slate - blues and some greens...all natural and all very nice...

your other pics of the floor look great...

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Joined: Mar 24 2004

Hi, Is it possible to get the floor contractor from you?
My email address is diana_chou@yahoo.com.

Thanks! :)

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Joined: Aug 30 2003

Diana, my general contractor hired the floor installer and at the moment I don't have a name for you. I will try to find out and let you know. They did an excellent job.

1959 A. Quincy Jones atrium model in The Highlands, San Mateo http://www.totheweb.com/eichler

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