Which Polaris Exterior Window Color would you Choose?
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which one would you choose?Comments (61)I haven't checked in here in awhile...that bath set up is much much better. Though you will need to obscure the tub window as it is facing the front of the house. I think you can make the closet work too as you will want some narrower storage for things like shoes and sweaters, and you will probably want some linen storage for the bath. You may want a bench in there too...I use mine all the time for changing shoes and such. I'd suggest a pocket door on the closet as, most likely, it will never get shut. I agree with kirkhall that the asymmetry in the MBR is a little disturbing, esp with the tray ceiling. If the ceiling were flat, it would be less so, but the tray wants the bed centered underneath......See More
Which option would you choose?Comments (32)Thank you all so much. My husband and I are really conflicted on what to do about the tree. To add to what the last poster put...it kills me to think we could possibly remove this tree. My babies are 5 and 3, and they've grown up playing near it, and learning about nature, seasons, birds, etc. from this tree. It has significant meaning to me. Plus, I really do think it helps our front porch and living room stay cool. It would definitely alter the look of our house if we removed it. I just honestly don't know how we'd take care of the sidewalk without killing the tree. Even if we tore up the two blocks of sidewalk being buckled up, how would we even fix it, because the root is clearly what is tearing up the sidewalk? We couldn't remove the root or grind it without killing the tree, right? In any case, the tree needs trimmed. The branches are extending over the roof of our front porch, causes clogged gutters and so forth. It's enormous and needs to be at least trimmed. That we can all agree on! I want to save it. My husband is very anti-tree and wouldn't be upset if it was gone. I personally listed the tree as one of the reasons I wanted the house. I hear that at one time, when the street was newly established, every other house had a sycamore, but over the years, they've been removed. We've also asked the city about help, and they said that trees and sidewalks are all the owners' responsibilities. :( Trust me, I want to save the tree at all costs, but I have to think about safety, too, you know? This is all very confusing. Especially because today, my daughter and I made shortbread cookies, and as I was cleaning up the mess, I thought, "If these were dark granite counters, I would have smears and streaks from rolling this dough." And with the laminate, it was very easy cleanup. So why mess with a good thing? See how conflicted I am? I'm not completely sold on granite, really. I just think it looks sooo pretty, that's all. Thanks again, everyone! Oh, and the reason we would want a permanant roof over the patio is because we really would like a ceiling fan, and it would feel like more of a room than it would if we just had an awning. But i did consider one. Beth...See More
Choosing Window Quotes - Polaris vs SoftLightComments (7)One last update: Informed the installer who had offered the Bainbridge that I was going with someone else; he said he could offer a better price on Soft-Lite Classics. Quote says: SoftLite Classic, Glass=Low e plus Argon, Foam in Sash, Super Spacer. Cost = $10,900. So, I have the same question as before, is this a better deal than the Ultrawelds mentioned in my original post? I understand the Ultraweld is a better window overall. Is this new quote a better bang for my buck? Also, how is the Classic different than the Bainbridge? I haven't actually seen one of these windows....See More
What would you choose?? New home exterior optionsComments (34)Garage doors: the largest and most scale-busting element on the face of a residential building. Nothing is as large or so obtrusive and visible. If the garage door must face front, at least paint it to match the siding color of the garage (or even a darker value) so that the visual contrast is lessened. What does this mean? Look at all your photos. The garage door is light, the surrounding walls are medium or dark values. Ask your builder to paint the garage doors to be the same or darker value of the surrounding walls. Better yet: take Mark's suggestion and make the single oversized door into two smaller and more interesting shapes. Good luck!...See More
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