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Building A Barden Home

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Whitaker Corners Barden Home Tour After 3 Months of Construction

clock September 5, 2009 04:35 by author Donny Kemick

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Selecting Our Barden Home Master Bath Tub and Shower

clock August 28, 2009 09:30 by author Donny Kemick

Our general contractor supplied our 1st floor shower and our kid’s tub/shower on the 2nd floor.  Both were Lasco super core models.  We wanted to do something different in our Master Bath, so we started looking around online.  My wife had a cast iron, claw foot tub growing up, and really loved it.  So, we came across a great site, with FREE shipping and great prices on claw foot tubs:  www.VintageTub.com

We also bought our shower with body sprays for the master bathroom through Vintage Tub:

 

One challenge that we faced was that the turnaround on the shower was 15 days after the order is processed.  That sounds like plenty of time, but we waited too long to order, so we’ve held up the plumbers a bit.

We highly recommend VintageTub.com!



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Barden Home Soffit, Fascia, and Siding

clock August 20, 2009 03:29 by author Donny Kemick

DSC00538So, once again it’s been a while since my last post.  Because of a couple delays, there hasn’t been a whole lot to write about.  I did take some photos last night though, so I wanted to share those and where we’re at.  We have made some progress over the past week, believe it or not :).

The framing crew for our Barden Home is also the crew that installed the windows/doors, and will be doing all of the soffit, fascia, and siding.  They worked straight through until about a week and a half ago to get the house enclosed and water tight. They’ve since had to work on a couple other projects, so the soffit, fascia and siding have been delayed a bit.  Here’re some shots of their progress on the Soffit, Fascia, and Siding:

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So, Why Not White Trim?

When we selected colors for the house, we knew from the beginning that white would not be one of them!  Our last house had a light tan siding with white trim everywhere.  While it looked nice from a distance, the trim looked terrible up close because it was white.  We even scrubbed the entire house every year with soap and brushes!

One of our goals with the new house is to minimize ongoing maintenance, and make the house as resistant to aging on the outside as possible.  So, we went with Tuscan Clay for the siding and Monterey Sand for the Trim.  They don’t provide as much contrast as white would have, but that’s OK with us because over time we think the white will look dingy anyways.

Selecting Our Colors

The siding supplier has a great online tool for picking colors, though we found that our actual siding and trim color had more contrast than they show online, and the overall colors were a bit lighter.  Here’s as close of a representation as we can get:

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More Photos To Come

When the framers return to finish the siding I will most certainly post additional photos. 

 



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