Time flies when you’re having fun, right? We’re fast-forwarding a bit again this week. Lots of important things happened at the HomeArama 2015 construction site … but they weren’t particularly “photo-worthy.” After the framing was completed, the trades did their rough-ins for electrical, plumbing, HVAC, security and more.
Southern Staircase installed both staircases — for which I am especially grateful when I forget my “construction appropriate” footwear.
Of course, as construction continues, I get busier and busier with finish selections! Unlike most showhouses, the HomeArama 2015 house already has a homeowner … and yes, they are real people with a real budget. In other words — we need bang for the buck! It’s one thing to do a showhouse on a pie-in-the-sky budget, but it’s a whole different ballgame when someone else is writing the checks. But that’s the fun, right? Because it’s design for real life!
Dreaming of marble or quartzite, but they aren’t in the budget? Stone remnants are a fantastic way to get a high-end material for practically the price of fabrication only. It’s perfect for powder and other secondary baths.
Stay tuned, because I’ll be back next week with another update on the HomeArama house, plus more “real people, real budget, real life” design tips. Need a quick fix? Head over to my Instagram (@tracizeller) for updates in real time!