Before, During, and After 
This photo is a bit washed out, but shows another brushed nickel fixture that hangs on two nickel tubes. It's halogen and provides quite a bit of illumination for the front entryway.  There is a recessed "can" light right behind the front door, and a series of them in the hallway, completing the main traffic pattern illumination.
This photo is a bit washed out, but shows another brushed nickel fixture that hangs on two nickel tubes. It's halogen and provides quite a bit of illumination for the front entryway. There is a recessed "can" light right behind the front door, and a series of them in the hallway, completing the main traffic pattern illumination.
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While we're looking at lights, this is the light hanging over the stairwell to the basement.  This is an open stairwell, and this fixture (again brushed nickel) provides plenty of light.
While we're looking at lights, this is the light hanging over the stairwell to the basement. This is an open stairwell, and this fixture (again brushed nickel) provides plenty of light.
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Some of my new furniture was delivered... here is a shot of the study / home office.  The floor still has protective sheeting on it, and a couple of pieces are not in their final places yet, but you can see the finish is a natural cherry wood.  You can also see one of the two low-voltage rail lighting systems on the ceiling.
Some of my new furniture was delivered... here is a shot of the study / home office. The floor still has protective sheeting on it, and a couple of pieces are not in their final places yet, but you can see the finish is a natural cherry wood. You can also see one of the two low-voltage rail lighting systems on the ceiling.
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Here "the tile guy" mixes some sanded grout for use in the master bath.
Here "the tile guy" mixes some sanded grout for use in the master bath.
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The master bath tile is finally going in, after a snafu with the order for bull-nose tiles.  This room is just about ready for grout.
The master bath tile is finally going in, after a snafu with the order for bull-nose tiles. This room is just about ready for grout.
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This is a better shot of the "house" or "guest" bathroom tile in the shower.  It's a slate texture and called "Indian Red"
This is a better shot of the "house" or "guest" bathroom tile in the shower. It's a slate texture and called "Indian Red"
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Finished slabs of granite for the kitchen are set outside the house, awaiting installation.
Finished slabs of granite for the kitchen are set outside the house, awaiting installation.
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Dakota Mahogany granite is being used on the desk and shelf in the hallway, on the counter in the wet bar in the study, and on the fireplace hearth.
Dakota Mahogany granite is being used on the desk and shelf in the hallway, on the counter in the wet bar in the study, and on the fireplace hearth.
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The kitchen counters are all being done in "Paradiso."  This granite, from India, has the same basic colors as Dakota Mahogany, but in a different mix and with finer grain texture and more "movement."
The kitchen counters are all being done in "Paradiso." This granite, from India, has the same basic colors as Dakota Mahogany, but in a different mix and with finer grain texture and more "movement."
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