chosens

Here are the items that we have "chosen" at this point. Doesn't mean we still can't change our minds given a better option, but barring a better option, these are the defaults. As an indication of how wedded we are to these, we rank them from 0 (please suggest something better before we make a mistake!) to 10 (you will have to remove this item from our cold, dead hands). Stuff in red has yet to be decided on...  In fact, this whole tab is a work in progress! We also don't expect anyone to look at this except each of us (to remember [1] what we chose and [2] what we still need to choose) and the interior designer.

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House numbers: Modern House Numbers (SoCal; wedded = 10) Review: Awesome! Nice design and quite hefty. 



Doorbell: Spore (True illuminated; wedded = 10) Review: Awesome! Doesn't work with all chimes, though.



Doorbell chime: Heath-Zenith (Classic Decor wired; wedded = 10) [note: the Heath-Zentith wouldn't work with the doorbell, so we wound up getting the Modern Doorbells doorbell chime and placing the Heath-Zentih cover on top!] Review: Doesn't work with the Spore doorbell; however, we used the cover (shown below) on top of one that worked.



Light: PH5 (wedded = 10) Review: Classic awesomeness, well made, works like a charm.



Mailbox: Teak and Stainless (wedded = 10) Review: Works great; required screw tightening from time to time; not quite big enough for all mail, but good for some 95% of it. 




powder room


Faucet: Danze (D216044T, chrome; wedded = 10) WaterSense certified! Review: Has worked awesomely.

Sink: Caroma (649308W) manual (wedded = 10) Review: Has worked awesomely.













just realized that the lower part, the "shroud" (the bit that makes this sink cool), is sold separately for an additional $160. Youch!

Pooper: Duravit (Vero, white; wedded = 10) WaterSense certified! Review: Has worked awesomely; great conversation piece.

i;n wall tank (Geberit): Review: Has worked awesomely.
toilet seat cover; actuator plateReview: Has worked awesomely.


Light: George Kovacs Cubism (chrome; wedded = 10) Review: Has worked awesomely.




Wall mirror: CB2 Review: Has worked awesomely.


Towel rack: Fresca (Ellite, chrome; wedded = 10) [Note: this rack, fixed as it is by a single screw, turned out not be stable enough so we simply used another pooper paper holder by Danze (D44136 Sirius, which has two screws...) instead]


Pooper paper holder: Danze (D44136 Sirius) Review: Has worked awesomely.


Fan: Aero (white; wedded = 10) Review: Has worked awesomely; hiwever, it's louder than we thought it would be.


Fan timer: Leviton (LTB30-1LZ Decora 1800W Incandescent/20A Resistive-Inductive 1HP Preset 5-10-15-30 Minute Countdown Timer Switch, White; wedded = 10) [Note: the electrician didn't do anything to the latest spec, so we wound up putting in our own timer and used legrand]


office

Ceiling fan: Got it!  Review: Looks awesome but sounds like a WW I fighting ace descending toward its prey...


living

Ceiling fan: Minka Aire (Cirque polished nickel; wedded = 10) Review: Has worked awesomely.


Audio: Polk Vanishing wall, center and ceiling speakers and Audioengine subwoofer (wedded = 10) Review: Has worked awesomely. The sound is fantastic!


dining room

Pendant over the table: James R. Moder (Broadway Linear Crystal Chandelier, regal, large; wedded = 10) Review: Has worked awesomely.



kitchen

Cabinets: Kitchen Craft (Calvi high gloss thermofoil white; wedded = 9.9) Review: Has worked awesomely.


Undercab lighting: Maxim Lighting Ultima Star 24 (woof! woof!)



Countertop: HanStone (Vecchio White, round square edge, 2cm; wedded = 10) Review: Has worked awesomely.




Backsplash: White Manhattan (wedded = 9.9) plus white back-painted glass behind cooktop Review: Has worked awesomely.



Microwave & oven: Whirlpool (WOC54EC7EC2, white, 27"; wedded = 9.9) Review: Has worked awesomely.



Fridge: Whirlpool (white ice; wedded = 9) Review: Piece. Of. Shit. Broke down a week after the one-year warranty ended; reviews show that Whirlpool was knowingly selling defective merchandise in the hopes it would last out the warranty; and so much for energy efficiency: it now draws nearly twice the current it did when new. Avoid like the plague.




Dishwasher: Bosch (500 Series, 24", white; wedded to Bosch = 9.9) Review: Has worked awesomely; amazingly quiet.




Faucet: Kohler Karbon ("Robot. Arm.", chrome, wedded = 10 [already have it!]) WaterSense doesn't appear to rate kitchen faucets... Review: Has worked awesomely.


Sink: Kohler (Stages K-3760 33" stainless steel; wedded = 10)   Review: Has worked awesomely.





Light over the sink: QisDesign Aurelia (aqua; wedded = 10) Review: Has worked awesomely.



Chicken feet: Foot Faucet (deluxe bath; wedded = 10) Review: Has worked awesomely.


Garbage disposal: Insinkerator (Evolution Essential; wedded = 10) Review: Has worked awesomely.



Range: Whirlpool (120 cm x 40 cm semi rapid crown wok burner silver-look filo hob ACM 427 IX/F; wedded = 10Review: Has worked awesomely.


Potfiller: Danze (Parma, chrome; wedded = 10; got it!) Review: Has worked awesomely.


Range hood: Ventahood (C-348 300 CFM 48" Wall Mounted Range Hood with Halogen Lights and Sensasource from the Straight Line Series, white; wedded = 10) Review: Has worked awesomely.



Audio: Sonos with Polk ceiling speakers (Sonos wedded = 10; speaker wedded = 10) Review: Has worked awesomely.



pantry

Light: Eglo (90583A; wedded = 10) [note: went with a cheapie from IKEA]


laundry

Cabinets: Kitchen Craft (Calvi high gloss thermofoil white; wedded = 9.9) Review: Has worked awesomely.

Undercab lights: Maxim Lighting Solar Star 24


Overcab lights: WAC Lighting LEDme button lights


Backsplash: White Manhattan (wedded = 9.9) Review: Has worked awesomely.




Backsplash for wall with washer/dryer: DalTile (Next EC1 ColorBody Porcelain, 4 x 24 field tile, Farringdon J100, surface = ?; wedded = 9)



Countertop: HanStone (Vecchio White, round square edge, 2 cm [3/4"]; wedded = 10) Review: Has worked awesomely.



Sinks: Kohler (Verticyl K-2880-0, white; 17" x 14"; wedded = 10) buy Review: Has worked awesomely.



Faucet: Budskar (chrome; wedded = 9) (located here on page 113) Review: Has worked awesomely.

Light: Access Lighting Review: Has worked awesomely.


Wine fridge: Marvel 61WCM-BS-G-R (buy hereReview: Has worked awesomely; a little noisy, though.



master closet

Light: Access Lighting Review: Has worked awesomely.


master bath

Cabinets: KitchenCraft (Calvi high gloss thermofoil white; wedded = 9.9) Review: Has worked awesomely.



Countertop: HanStone (Vecchio White, round square edge, 2cm; wedded = 10) Review: Has worked awesomely.


Tile for walls: Interceramic (InDesign Spa white glossy 12 x 24; wedded = 10) Review: Has worked awesomely.



Tile for shower floor, back wall of shower, and wall behind tub: NeosTile (silver, 6 x 24; wedded = 10) Review: Has worked awesomely.


Beauty benchtop in shower: HanStone (Vecchio White, round square edge, 2cm; wedded = 10) Review: Has worked awesomely.



Faucets: Graff (Structure, chrome; wedded = 10) Review: Has worked awesomely.




Sinks: Kohler (Verticyl K-2880-0, white; 17" x 14"; wedded = 10) buy Review: Has worked awesomely.


Light: George Kovacs Cubism (chrome; wedded = 10) Review: Has worked awesomely.


Tub control: Kohler (K-T14671-4 Single Handle Rite-Temp Pressure Balanced Valve Trim only with metal handle lever from the Loure Collection, chrome; wedded = 10) Review: Has worked awesomely.


Tub spout: Kohler (Laminar wall-mount or ceiling-mount 4.125 in. bath filler in polished chrome; wedded = 10) Review: Has worked awesomely, although there is more splash than we anticipated, although we think this is more due to installation and placement relative to the tub.

Shower: Kohler (K-T14670-4 single handle rite-temp pressure balanced shower valve trim with single function shower head and metal lever handle from the Loure Collection, chrome; wedded = 10) Review: Has worked awesomely. This shower head is AWESOME!

Pooper: Kohler (Persuade Curv dual flush two-piece toilet, white; wedded = 10) Review: Has worked awesomely.


Tub: victoria + albert (napoli; wedded = 10) Review: Has worked awesomely. The cat loves it.



Tub light: Got it! Review: Has worked awesomely.

Linear drain: myshowergrateshop.com (Geo Top; wedded = 10) [the builder used a different brand of linear shower...] Review: Has worked awesomely.


Towel rack: Fresca (Ellite, chrome; wedded = 10) [Note: this rack, fixed as it is by a single screw, turned out not be stable enough so we simply used another pooper paper holder by Danze (D44136 Sirius, which has two screws...) instead]

Pooper paper holder: Danze (D44136 Sirius) Review: Has worked awesomely.


Fans (one for pooper, one for shower): Aero (white; wedded = 10) Review: Has worked awesomely, but louder than we thought.



Fan timers (one for pooper, one for shower): Leviton (LTB30-1LZ Decora 1800W Incandescent/20A Resistive-Inductive 1HP Preset 5-10-15-30 Minute Countdown Timer Switch, White; wedded = 10) [Note: the electrician didn't do anything to the latest spec, so we wound up putting in out own timer and used legrand]


master bedroom

Bedside lights: George Kovaks (Madake Swing Arm Wall Lamp in Matte Brushed Nickel; wedded = 10) [Warning: These lights are pieces of crap! The electric guts burn out in less than three months. I replaced the electrics with an IKEA LED hack.]

Ceiling fan: Fanimation Torto (metro gray; wedded = 10)  Review: Has worked awesomely, but is louder than we thought.




Audio: Sonos with Polk Vanishing ceiling speakers (wedded Sonos = 10; speakers = 10) Review: Has worked awesomely.





stairwell

Lights: IKEA (Makros Pendant Lamp; wedded = 10) Review: Has worked awesomely.



to be replaced later by actual MCM schoolhouse lights (have 'em! [but need to restore 'em...])


Treads: Hickory (Schon engineered; wedded (hickory) = 10; wedded (brand) = 7)




second floor

Flooring: Hickory (Schon engineered; wedded (hickory) = 10; wedded (brand) = 7)



guest bath

Cabinets: KitchenCraft (Calvi high gloss thermofoil white; wedded = 9.9) Review: Has worked awesomely.


Countertop: HanStone (Vecchio White, round square edge, 2cm; wedded = 10) Review: Has worked awesomely.




Tile for walls: Interceramic (InDesign Spa white glossy 12 x 24; wedded = 10) Review: Has worked awesomely.

















Tile for floor: NeosTile (silver, 6 x 24; wedded = 10) Review: Has worked awesomely.



Faucet: Fresca (Ellite, chrome; wedded = 10) Review: Has worked awesomely, although the cats can turn the faucet on when walking on top.


Sinks: Kohler (Verticyl K-2880-0, white; 17" x 14"; wedded = 10) buy Review: Has worked awesomely.


Tub/shower: Kohler (K-T14664-4 Single Handle Rite-Temp Pressure Balanced Tub and Shower Valve Trim with Single Function Showerhead, Tub Spout and Metal Lever Handle from the Loure Collection, chrome; wedded = 10) Review: Has worked awesomely.
Pooper: Kohler (Persuade Curv dual flush two-piece toilet, white; wedded = 10) Review: Has worked awesomely.


Tub: Kohler (K-838 Bellwether Bath Tub 60" L x 30 1/4" W Cast Iron Soaking for Three Wall Alcove Installations with Integral Apron and Right Drain, white; wedded = 10) Review: Has worked awesomely.



Light: George Kovacs Cubism (chrome; wedded = 10) Review: Has worked awesomely.





Pooper paper holder: Danze (D44136 Sirius) Review: Has worked awesomely.



Hooks: Fresca (Ellite, chrome; wedded = 10) [not installed yet]

Fan: Aero (white; wedded = 10) Review: Has worked awesomely.



Fan timer: Leviton (LTB30-1LZ Decora 1800W Incandescent/20A Resistive-Inductive 1HP Preset 5-10-15-30 Minute Countdown Timer Switch, White; wedded = 10) [Note: the electrician didn't do anything to the latest spec, so we wound up putting in out own timer and used legrand]


2nd and 3rd bedrooms


Ceiling fan: Curva (white; wedded = 10) Review: Has worked awesomely.


security


Cameras: LeGrand Ball Camera

Glass-break detector: GE-5820A





whole home

wifi stations: Ubiquiti Unifi AP LR (wedded = 10; buy)



Light switches: Leviton (wedded = 10)


Dimmers: Leviton (wedded = 10)


Plugs: Leviton (wedded = 10)




Door knobs: Schalge (Latitude, bright chrome; wedded = 10)




1st floor trim: 



Stairwell trim:


2nd floor trim:




Fire alarms: Kidde (wedded = 10)



garage

Garage door: Clopay (Avante, aluminum, clearish glass; wedded = 9)




Outside lights: Hinkley Kube (white; wedded = 10)





may go with the silver version:





Outside light (back of garage): Nuvo (15" two light flood light, white)




Inside lights: Metalux



outside

Outdoor speakers: outdoorspeakerdepot.com



Rainwater tank, garage: Bluescope (5,000 gallons)

Rainwater tank, master: Bluescope (3,000 gallons)


Grasscrete: Grassroad




misc. goo goo mucks


http://www.polkaudio.com/customaudio/vanishing/index.php?s=255rtc

anodized aluminum sheets

InspiredLED

nope...
[considered at one time...]

Alternative doorbell (splurge): Design Within Reach (Large; wedded = 5)



Countertop: Eco (Revive, White Diamond; wedded = 8)



Alternate ceiling fan: Marea Ceiling Fan (satin nickel/frosted; wedded = 6)
Alternate faucet: Vigo Industries (VG05002CH; wedded = 5)


Ceiling fan: Artemis (clear blades; wedded = 5) 


Ceiling fan: Westinghouse (clear blades; wedded = 5) 


Light over the sink: IKEA (Knappa; this is a "holder" to be switched out later, after the build, for the Agave Flower Pendant below [once we have money again...])



Doorbell chime: Modern Doorbells (Cage; wedded = 6)



Alternate faucet: Grohe (32 216 00E Essence WaterCare Centerser Lavaotry StarLight Chrome; wedded = 6)














Mailbox (if we go recessed): Letterbox



Faucet: Danze (D316244T, chrome)




Sink: Blanco (516320, 8" deep)  


Faucet: IKEA (Tarnan; chrome)

Fridge: Whirlpool (GX5FHTXVQ white, 36")


Tub: Aquatica Group (Spoon shaped AquaStone soaker bathtub, matt)


Rainhead?: Kohler



Sink lights: Metro Vanity Light (chrome, fluorescent)




Light over the sink: Agave Flower Pendant (but in blue)

Light: Tech-Tiella (90 Square Flushmount, large)

Alternative dishwasher: Whirlpool (Gold Series WDT910SAYH, white ice)




Garbage disposal control: Insinkerator (STS-00, chrome)


Light over the peninsula: Chromos 9.75" 


rear entry (giggle.)

Light: Contempra 


Central vacuum: Vacuflo 260 
Cabinets: IKEA (high gloss thermofoil white)

Rainhead: Safire


Rainhead diverter: Kohler

HVAC: Carrier Infinity (2 stage) Heat Pump



Water heater: Rinnai (RC80e [KA2530WD-US) condensing tankless water heater; wedded = 7; buy)


Outside lights: PLC Lighting (Pinero Wall Sconce, architectural silver)




Undercab electric: legrand (Plugmold, white, attached to hunk o wood beveled at 45 degrees)


TP holder: Fresca (Ellite, chrome)

Undercab lighting: CabLED (buy)


Light: Eglo (90583A)


Wallpaper on the wall behind the sink (wedded = 10):



Wood on art wall: Blue (Denim) Pine (can get herehereherehere, or here)


Wood on the ceiling: Pine (whitewashed)


Tile for walls: DalTile (Next EC1 ColorBody Porcelain, 4 x 24 field tile, Farringdon J100, surface = ?; wedded = 9)



Mailbox (if we go unrecessed): The Letterman 4 (wedded = 10)



may go with stainless here to create contrast with white wall:



4 comments:

  1. a linear drain source that seems to be cheaper than most
    http://www.myshowergrateshop.com

    used in this house:
    http://phinneymodern.blogspot.com/

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    1. Perfect! Added.

      That Phinney house is awesome! Wished he had blogged about it a bit more (but not as much as I blog...).

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  3. Note: I removed this comment because I am saving Heather from the SpamBots!

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