Originally Posted by RTROSE
Your home is simply stunning! I can't begin to tell how beautiful it is. All of the elements came together really well, you, your wife, and your designer all have a great eye for detail..........
I really appreciate the compliments RT! So far, we're extremely happy with the way it's turned out. We feel like we ended up with a design that's classic, and hopefully not trendy. You can drive around our area and see houses that you can guess pretty close to when they were built by the architecture. In 10 years, we don't want people to drive by and say, "Yep, that house was built in 2012." There are a lot of designs in our area now that I really like, but I'm afraid it will end up being the "2012 style." At any rate, I appreciate the compliment and third party approval
Originally Posted by BIGmouthinDC
I think it is the wrong time of the year to try to seed. They will just get going good when hot July and August roll around. The tall fescue varieties that we use in this zone do best in the fall.
I think you're right, BIG. When we seeded the majority of the yard a little over a month ago, it was prime time. Now, we're a little late in the season. But if we tried to sod even what's left, we'd be looking at thousands of $$ I'm afraid. Of course, I'm still not sure we've got any centipede growing in what we seeded
On another note, I've been working on a scale model of the theater that's accurate down to the framing. I've put in clips, channel, drywall, etc., and I think it's been a worthwhile effort. It's certainly brought up a few points that I needed to work through ahead of time. Things like how to deal with clips and channel around my door that's jammed in the corner. How the channel should be run into the corners. Lots of little stuff that I would have had to think through on the fly otherwise.
The thing I'm working on now is the beam in the middle. I'm still not happy with how the drywall will overlap (or not) there. I can't get the staggered seam between the ceiling and wall because of the way the beam drops down a little past the second layer of drywall. I may end up adding a couple extra layers next to the wall there that will be hidden by the soffits. Of course, I still have to come up with a ceiling design to hide that drywall as well............. So many things to consider.