Dear Mike; I’ve been away from the house for four days on a bit of a vacation. Two days in Vancouver spent going to an excellent Lyle Lovett concert, and to the Monty Python-esque musical Spamalot the next evening. Then Ramona and I darted off to Denman Island for the weekend for a splendid visit with friends at an idyllic home perched right on the ocean.
Anyway, now we are back and not too much has changed in our absence. The drywall looks like it has been taped and mudded for the first time, and the ventilation improvements to the attic continue. Someone actually showed up at 8pm tonight to cut holes in the soffits! He was still working well after nightfall with no lights…I hope he has now given up for the evening. So with little else to report I thought I would show you some of the neat stuff that is going to be installed over the next few weeks. The top picture features our ventilation hood. It’s from Futuro Futuro (a company so nice they named it twice?). The hood is made in Italy and is now making its way here from Brooklyn, New York. It will easily suck up all the fumes and will look awesome.
Another important fixture on order is the kitchen sink. This one is from Blanco and is the company’s Silgranit Diamond Maxi. The bowl is made from 80% natural granite and bonded together with high quality acrylic, withstanding temperatures of over 500F. I decided on a single bowl so I can put huge platters and pots and the like into it easily for scrubbing. Everything else goes in the dishwasher!
The faucet is the Delta Allora pull-down, with soap dispenser, and a matching smaller faucet that will go with the small sink that’s going in the island. What I love about this faucet, other than the modern look, is the magnetic spray head. When you’re finished with the head, it snaps back into place with a reassuring but gentle thunk. We’ve also gone with Delta fixtures for the bathroom.
Okay, it’s almost ten pm and the guy is still drilling holes in the soffits and I have to get up at 4 in the morning to go on a video shoot. Aaarrgh!