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This 1970 Split-Level Ranch home underwent a whole-house remodel in 2006. A Home Performance Audit was done to identify areas of focus to bring the home up to maximum energy efficiency and comfort. A 'Systems Approach' to the design and construction updated the homes HVAC, electrical, & plumbing systems, and focus was on healthy indoor air quality by using materials that do not...More
“Double door” — mjnork
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Once narrow & dark, the Entry now welcomes you into a light-filled open floor plan. The glass stair railing allows light to bathe the entry and creates a welcoming sparkle. A comprehensive Feng-Shui analysis and recommendation was done in the beginning of the Design Process.
“Split stairs” — ameizahav
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Because this client collects glass sculpture, we chose to use architectural glass throughout the home, both to display the sculpture and for its light enhancing effect. Glass is used for floating shelves, stair railings, & the fireplace mantle. All new entry doors have the same architectural glass as the railings, as do some windows.
“Daybed” — get5
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With the new open floor plan, the Living Room is filled with daylight. The flooring is FSC reclaimed teak from TerraMai. Even the furniture was chosen for it's sustainable characteristics. Low VOC paints were used throughout the home.
“Reclaimed teak flooring” — Kim Peterson
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The new honed slate fireplace surround replaced floor to ceiling beige bricks. The glass mantle continues the architectural glass theme throughout the home. Handmade Caribbean blue tile from Fireclay Tile in San Jose is used as an accent here and in the Kitchen backsplash.
“glass mantle” — laclifner
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By removing two walls, the Kitchen was opened to the Living and Dining Rooms. There are now views from every direction and the entire upper level of the home is filled with light. Energy efficient electric range, custom maple cabinets, and mirrored architectural glass at the back of the range are both functional and beautiful.
“Kitchen” — Debra McRaven
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Floating glass shelves separate the Kitchen and Living Room. The counters are Vulcanite from Fireclay Tile in San Jose. Vulcanite is lava stone with a durable ceramic glaze.
“doesn't hold much...” — Melissa Perez / Six-Walls
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Warm yellow low VOC paint and beautiful custom FSC certified, formaldehyde-free maple cabinets made by Westwood Design in San Jose. The countertop is a combination of Vulcanite (lava stone with ceramic glaze) and butcher block.
“formaldehyde free cabinets and low VOC paint” — kelbecmad
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The Master Bedroom has FSC reclaimed teak floors and new Milgard fiberglass windows. A quilt 'headboard' from the clients' collection of quilts can be easily changed to give an instant update to the room.
“Curtain headboard Pros - cheap” — Sara Hart
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A large downstairs Entry Hall was created, which opened up the dark, basement-like area. Now daylight comes in through the TruStile double French doors. A display niche was created with a hidden door to an under-stair mechanical room. The lighting in the niche utilizes LED and halogen. A pocket door in the same style as the French Double Entry doors leads to the bathroom with t...More
“cork on lower level; looks nice; under stairs mechanical and adjacent full bathroom” — kelbecmad
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The Guest Bedroom was called "the Cold Room" before the remodel, because it was damp and cold. After discovering & fixing the cause of the dampness, we chose bright warm colors and used our client's collection of tapestries to 'warm up' the space. The cork flooring is soft and warm underfoot.
“Colour. Not the walls.” — nataliedean04
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The downstairs Exercise Room is also the Home Office for the clients. The large room shares the exercise equipment and the clients Ham Radio equipment. The flooring is cork, and is the perfect resilient material for this space.
“like the cork for the exercise area” — kelbecmad
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The downstairs Exercise Room is also the Home Office for the clients. The large room shares the exercise equipment and the clients Ham Radio equipment. The flooring is cork, and is the perfect resilient material for this space.
“Gym, Cork.” — mman34
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The client really wanted a soaking tub, but the existing bathroom space was quite small. We found the perfect one-person, round Japanese style tub, and used honed slate for the steps up and the tub deck. A glass pedestal sink virtually disappears, making the room seem larger.
“Paint” — larautenkranz
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The Japanese soaking tub fits perfectly in the small space available in the bathroom. Architectural glass in the window is repeated throughout the home. The niche was created as an architectural feature when a soffit & chase was needed to allow new ducting for the furnace.
“nice small layout/cool tub and surround” — wetdog7
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The new deck off the Living Room, built with FSC reclaimed teak from Terramai, has glass pickets in the railing for an unobstructed view.
“Glass pickets are VERY dangerous. Use cable or plexiglass .” — pjpintor
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