Kevin made a site visit and came back with a good report, except for one detail.
Inside, we covered a bunch of points. All positive, except one. I rejected the railing and handrail. I did not like the color and I felt the finish was a bit too glossy. It will be repainted. I will followup on this until it’s how I think it should be. The actual work is excellent and the style is ideal for the spaces. This is just the beginning of work to fine-tune the finish work. I am a notorious P.I.T.A. on this stuff…
It’s great to have a PITA on site and on the ball.
After a long meeting in a smoke-filled metal fabricating shop and having looked at 40 options, narrowed it to 8, Kevin came back to us with three railing color options, recommending we choose from two of them.
(In the pictures is a sample of the door and window hardware. The real issue is to be sure they go together.)
We chose the one on the right, which was also Kevin’s choice.
Earlier this week, Kevin sent us a photo of the marble slab Angelo had picked for the master bedroom countertop.
Anne was concerned about the diagonal vein running up toward the left, and we wondered just where the sink would placed and whether it would serve to interrupt the seam enough that it wouldn’t be too apparent.
Kevin came back with an alternative slab picked by Angelo. In his comments, he noted that this slab was VERY big.
Now, this picture shows even a bigger vein. But it also is a totally different color cast than the first. So can we rely on pictures to make this decision, Anne wondered. When we redid our kitchen here a few years ago, we went to a stone yard and looked at potential slabs. Even then, it was hard to make a choice.
I was unclear on just how either of these slabs would work. I needed to understand how the countertop would be cut out of the slab and where the sink would sit, so I sent Kevin a couple of drawings to indicate the impression I was getting.
Kevin and Angelo responded with a third option, saying it was the best they could do. It shows where the sink will set and what veins will show.