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great big job (tale #5)

Fantastic news! My client got the keys to his brand new house last week…right on schedule.

The real “moving day” was yesterday, but rouge got to see it earlier, so I’m giving just a little rouge readers a big sneak peek too…especially since you’ve been following along with my “great big job, great client” series of blogs from the beginning.

In my opinion (ok, so I am a little biased here), the house turned out great. Like, really, really great. As in, EXACTLY as planned in almost all instances. As in, even better than planned in all the rest.

There is nothing better than thinking about things, making a solid and specific plan, agonizing about every detail, staying on top of it all while it’s implemented, and then having it turn out this way. When does that ever happen?!

One small thing to do differently next time? Pay more attention to where the electric baseboard heaters are being placed. Obviously, it’s important to make sure you will be able to properly heat the room, but it’s important to consider (and ask) the installer for options. Generally speaking, they will put them on the longest, cleanest wall – wherever is easiest. But, let’s be honest, they are not pretty. And they always seem to be precisely in the same spot you want to place a dresser, a table, or a couch! It’s something that definitely comes into play and can be a challenge when you consider furniture placement.

Oh, what a house! What a home!

I think the kitchen might be my favorite room. But it’s a toss up with the master bath. The second floor bath is pretty sweet, too. Oh…the wood stove in the living room is going to be amazingly cozy. And the mosaic tile in the powder room is simply stunning. You should see the floor in the laundry room. And….don’t get me going on the fabulous light fixtures…and…

I’ll let the pictures speak to the rest…and at some point, in a future blog, I hope to have more pics when there is furniture, artwork and more…

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