Tile Looks

This post will focus on the tile and stone looks from our Fort Collins project that we wrapped up in September. Our in house designer Dusty helped to make sure that the colors and sizes the homeowners had envisioned with their interior designer during planning, could be sourced and met the budget requirements.

Kitchen

Backsplash: Daltile Clio Mosaics Random in Hera

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In our last post we showed off some of the counter tops in the kitchen, such as the waterfall island.  Counter tops: Daltile One Quartz in Morning Frost and Absolute Black Granite. The back splash at the island is the Daltile Portfolio in Charcoal.

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All bathrooms in the house also received the One Quartz Morning Frost for the counter top.

Powder Room

The powder room has a floating cabinet with four drawer fronts however we designed the box to only house two drawers, both the length of the box. Given that it is the powder room, our homeowners felt there wasn’t much need for multiple drawers.  The cabinet wall is floor to ceiling Daltile Clio Mosaics in Hera, the same as the kitchen. On the Floor: Portfolio in Charcoal @ 12×24.

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Master Bathroom

Our homeowners wanted a little color in their master bathroom and to achieve this we went with Dalitle Colorwave Green Parade. It really is a fun accent to the room! On the Shower Walls is Ottimo Elektra Lux and on the Floor is Daltile Avery

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Hall Bath

The upper hall bath in our project has Daltile Bee Hive large format hexagon tiles. We used three colors, Grey, White and AshGrey. On the walls is Daltile Cove Creek Off White 4″x16″ tiles. The cabinet in this bathroom is also a floating cabinets with 4 drawers.

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3rd Master Bath

Several of the tiles in the house were used in multiple locations. For the 3rd floor master bath, Daltile Avery, seen on the floor of the master bath posted above, is used on the walls. Daltile Portfolio Charcoal in 12″x24″ is on the floor and a 6″x24″ at the wall inset. The use of the large format tiles really accentuated the tall walls and gave a lot of character to the space. The shower door is a full swing glass door. The shower wall inset was an idea we had after our homeowners requested a built out shower bench. To save space and avoid any code issues we decided to build into the wall, giving the shower it’s own interesting feature.

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The mudroom and lower level bathroom in the house used elongated subway tiles, also from Daltile.

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Thanks for checking out our tile features!

Next Post: A few photos of the Exterior Details!

 

Stairway View

Our Fort Collins project features several large windows and sliding doors, mainly at the patio locations on both the second and third floor. The particular window seen in this series is at the intersection of the second and third floor stairway and was quite fun to install. It certainly creates a dramatic look from both outside and inside. The homeowner is considering the trendy glass globe cluster chandelier as the feature lighting for this space; which will really add an elegance to the steel and wood stairway which it overhangs!

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Curley Metal Fabrication

We work hard to find good people to work with. People who can understand our process, who are interested in what we do, like what we do, and who want to be a part of what we do. We also want to work with people who like  what they do and take pride in their work.

 

IMG_20180523_085740767IMG_20180523_085855307For our Fort Collins project there are exposed beams throughout the home, a custom multi-floor stair rail and custom patio railings going in. We met Ben Curley, owner of Curley Metal Fabrication, about a year before work began. While he does do structural work, he also has several other types of fabricated metal work projects. Projects like gates, metal screens, planter boxes and artistic work. You can see some of the projects he has done at his Facebook page: https://m.facebook.com/CurleyMetalFabrication/

We have enjoyed working with Ben and continue to look forward to working with him throughout this project and in other projects. Everyone we have met on his team have been easy to work with, understanding, competent and responsible. They care about their work, making sure everything is done right and well before leaving and it shows.

Video of the fabrication to come!

 

 

 

 

 

Tight Squeezes

Lets hear it for Bryan, who occasionally gets the Bobcat into some precarious places, and then back out again. He’s like a lion tamer-only it is a Bobcat (not the animal obviously) and he’s just a quiet construction guy weilding a tool bag instead of a whip. 3 cheers for Bryan!

As we showed you last week, sometimes we do what we have to do to get the work done. It isn’t always easy, especially when you are running a large piece of equipment and you have to be mindful of all the places you can’t go.

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Making it Work

Sometimes on our job sites, we find ourselves coming up with clever solutions to tricky problems. For example, there are several large structural posts and heavy beams being placed throughout our Fort Collins project home, and we found ourselves getting crafty for an afternoon to get them in place. Getting the top beams into place for welding required the use of our truck and a custom made bobcat attachment (see bright yellow unicorn horn on the bobcat below). The attachment was made by one of our own, and has been used for several other jobs-it’s magical, just like a unicorn horn. As Theodore Roosevelt once said, “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”

 

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And since it’s Aloha Friday, lets have one last look at the mythical Bobcaticorn…

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It’s so magical.  

Trusses

This week we put down the bottom sill plate for our first floor and today we began marking out truss locations, and bringing  trusses into the house to set in place. It is exciting to be starting the framing, as lots of people stop by to ask us what we are doing.

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Fort Collins Project: Concrete Floor

Once the walls were poured, we got right to work getting the floor ready to be poured.

Steps that had to be taken before concrete could be laid were: trench for in-slab plumbing, trench for drainage and radon mitigation, backfill, compact, install steel posts and beams, move in and level gravel, lay out foam, lay out plastic, install rebar mesh, install heat loops, and add chairs for mesh.

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Have any thoughts or questions? Let us know in the comments!

Stability

On our Fort Collins project, the homes entryway landing is built up from the ground level. To add stability to the backfilled dirt, we have spent a great deal of time getting chummy with the compactor and we have also added concrete to the loose dirt. Check it out below!

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Here is the space before being backfilled. The entire front section of the home is being built up.

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Once backfilled and compacted, Eric began forming up the stairs and landing.


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There’s more concrete to be poured at the front, but at the moment we have the stairs competed and a small portion of the upper landing.