Monthly Archive: October 2015


Home Construction Week 39

My new favorite day arrived!  Granite!  This picture shows a portion of our kitchen cabinets with newly installed granite.  This piece was the last minute find I got after Da Vinci lost our slabs.  Canelastone, in Morgan Hill, is the fabricator and they are doing a beautiful job.  I can hardly find the seam on the front edge.   They finished the laundry countertop (which is Silestone), the boys bathroom (Eurostone), the kitchen desk top (same Eurostone), and the guest vanity top.  They’ll be back tomorrow with another piece of the kitchen, the powder room vanity, and maybe the master...


Home Construction Week 38

We had a catastrophe that lasted about 3 hours yesterday.  Da Vinci (where we bought all our countertop slabs) called and said they lost our kitchen counter slabs!  I was given an apology and a refund and was on my way.  I was a nervous wreck, honestly.  We spent weeks (months, actually) selecting just the right countertop for the kitchen since there’s a ton of it and it’s in the most prominent place in our house.  We selected the granite we did, primarily because they had slabs that came in 10+ feet pieces (our island is 10′ long and I insisted...


Home Construction Week 37

  It just keeps getting better!  The garage doors are in and we are taking opinions on what color they should be painted.  I think they should be body color, Dave thinks they should be a dark color and our contractor thinks they should be trim color.  A tie-breaker opinion anyone? We have 3 garage doors (there is a 3rd small one on the side where we can get in and out with bikes and tools, etc.) all armed with “MyQ” technology.  This will allow Dave to go to sleep at night without wondering whether the door is open, getting...