Morningside Renovation

Our Journey Through The Renovation Process Of Our Future "Forever Home" In Morningside (Atlanta,GA)


Slabs

We went back to Bottega to look at the slabs Julie picked out for the kitchen.  Damby Mountain White Marble, I know it has to be a little over what we were budgeting but she’s done an amazing job staying at or below budget for everything else so hopefully we’ll have enough cushion to absorb the extra expense.  YOLO, right?

Due to all of the delays we did end up losing 1 of our 3 slabs that we had put on hold but we’re hopeful that 2 will be enough.  Plus, we would love to have a wood top for the island in the kitchen but that is super expensive!!!  I wish that we could find some reclaimed wood somewhere but I’m sure that it would still be $$$$.  Last comment for the day, I was totally blown away by Bottega’s selection, not the quantity but the actual pieces.  The slabs are  like God’s paintings, absolutely amazing and simply beautiful.


Like the Attitude

We’re still trying to decide between a 36″ or a 48″ range for the kitchen.  We’re not big cooks so I don’t see a reason for the larger size, although I do agree with Julie that it would look great in our kitchen.  Big $$ difference between the two as well, this decision won’t be an easy one.

GC sent an email that they’ll be framing next week “come hell or high water” – love the attitude!!!


Check out her Tile Picks

So Julie wanted me to meet her today at Traditions in Tile to see what she picked out.  Initially I wasn’t too excited about it but I have to say that her and Heather did an excellent job!!!  And… have I mentioned that she was under budget?  Excellent all of the way around!!

As for the check, well our GC called this morning wanting to know when he could pick up his check.  Wish that he communicated like this on a normal basis.  He was at my office within an hour – still couldn’t give me an estimate on when they would pour the foundation or when framing would begin.


Decisions Have Been a Bright Spot

Julie and I as well as the designer are getting a little closer on the kitchen layout as well as the bathroom colors.  Actually I have no interest in the “color scheme” but the efficiency of the kitchen is of interest.  I like efficiency and cheap while Julie likes pretty and more pretty ($$).  Luckily we’ve been able to easily compromise and actually we’ve been pretty much on the same page with most things.  Plus it’s been fun working and making decisions with Julie.  I was totally expecting this to be the typical husband and wife battle ground area.  I’m somewhat laughing thinking that maybe this is so easy because the construction part has been a migraine.