House information and product list for the current house and the dream house. Some of the concepts are detailed 3D QTVR's using QuickTime

The new house

Image from the front

New House Front

The new house is a really cool two level in Arvada. The previous owners took really good care of the house overall. It has a new roof, central air, furnace, water heater, patio and fruit trees. The carpet is just a couple years old. Not a fan of carpet but the newer the better. Two of the rooms have Pergo floors. I hate Pergo more than carpet. So something will have to be done about them. Having been built in 73' it has some issues but they are all minor, superficial things that just require some effort on my part to fix. The Kitchen and Master Bath are the two big issues. The kitchen really just needs remodeling. New counter tops, cabinet doors, appliances and flooring. The Master Bath is another matter. The size is very small and it has a shower the size of an airline closet. So the room needs to expand. I don't think this will be a huge issue, just a lot of work. The other issue is the patio door, 73' sliding glass. It needs to go.

Patio door project

Patio Door

The original single pane aluminum frame sliding glass door has lived out its useful life. Time to die. So, the plan is to install a new double door from Anderson with an out swing. The advantages are that the new door is double pane and gas filled. Great for energy conservation. Second the double doors will both open to really open up the space. Way better than a sliding unit. Overall it should not be too big of an issue to change. I theory anyhow.



Common Bath


The Dream house

Master Bathroom

The master bathroom sinks, toilet, faucets, towel bars, towel rings and robe hooks are all part the the Kohler Devonshire Suite. The Bathtub is the Fresco part of Jacuzzi's comfort collection. The 2 light bath strips are part of the Kichler Villa Flora Collection. Under each set of lights is a custom medicine cabinet with a mirror face. The cabinets are cherry wood with a cathedral pattern and autumn spice finish from Wellborn. On the right of the cabinets is a vanity station. The cabinet and vanity countertops are made of Silestone Black Anubis. The Fireplace is a three sided direct vent Heatilator 36" fireplace. The shower features a bench and a pocket shelf with decorative tile, the shower heads are Kohler WaterTile™ bodysprays. The frameless glass enclosure is a Denver Glass Waterford Collection-3/8" thick glass.



The Kitchen is comprised of oak hardwood floors from Lumber Liquidators. The Stainless steel triple bowl Kohler Ballad sink features five holes for hand soap and spray nozzle. The single bowl Kohler prep-sink is mounted in the butcher block center island. The double ovens, dishwasher, cooktop and microwave are all Bosch Collection. The refrigerator is a french door freezer on bottom Thermador. The cabinets are cherry wood with a shaker pattern and autumn spice finish from Wellborn. The countertops are made of Silestone Black Anubis.


Roofing Product List.

Grace Ice & Water Shield®

The leading self-adhered roofing underlayment, Grace Ice & Water Shield offers premium leak protection for sloped roofs in climates subject to ice dams and wind-driven rain. It is applied to the roof deck prior to the application of the finished roof covering, which is most often shingles but can also be tile or metal. The membrane goes under shingles and seals around nails that hold the shingles in place, so water that doesn't’t drain properly cannot penetrate the roof. It also creates a weather-tight barrier against wind-driven rains that cause shingles to lift and leak. Affordable and easy to install, it provides added peace of mind for many years, even in the most brutal winters.


What makes ClickLock a “Premium”?

ClickLock Premium provides a clean, contemporary look that is architecturally scaled for applications.

What makes ClickLock a “Premium”? It is manufactured from heavy-duty rust-free .032” alloy. The 12” wide panels are installed using all concealed fasteners so there’s no need for rubber-grommet screws or nails.

The stainless steel fastening clips and screws ensure secure attachment with no chance for electrolysis between dissimilar metals and no chance for problems resulting from expansion and contraction.

Even the accessories for ClickLock are designed to be technically superior to other metal roofing systems as they also feature all concealed fasteners and allowance for expansion and contraction. For property owners who want the distinction of only the best, ClickLock is the answer.

PV Building Integrated

One way or the other, "building-integrated" is a great concept. Possibilities include glass replacement, roofing replacement and new types of array structures designed to make system installation more standardized. Many products are available to large "architectural" projects and this product is also available for residential scale projects - UniSolar photovoltaic roofing.

For zero cost you can orient the roof to be a perfect substrate for your solar array. However, these products don't eliminate the overhead of designing a more-or-less custom solar system. The most accessible of these products, the peel-and-stick line, requires a certified installer to obtain warranty coverage.


Exterior Wall Product List.

HardiePlank™ Lap Siding

HardiePlank™ lap siding is the most popular brand of siding in America and can be found on millions of U.S. homes. With its strength, beauty and durability, HardiePlank™ siding enhances and protects homes in all kinds of climates.

It comes in a variety of looks and textures, all of which include PrimePlus® sealer and primer, which provide an excellent painting surface. HardiePlank™ lap siding comes with a 50-year transferable limited warranty.

While JamesHardie® products will not ignite when exposed to direct flame or contribute fuel to a fire, heat will transfer through them. Because of this, the product itself is not 1-hour fire rated. However, they do qualify for use in certain 1-hour fire rated Warnock Hersey and UL assemblies. Think of JH products as a pan used for cooking. The pan can be directly exposed to a stove's flame and not burn, yet the food in the pan will cook in time. Having an interior wallboard that resists burning for 1-hour buys time for the homeowner and fire professionals.


HardieTrim™ Boards

Our fiber cement trim and fascia add the finishing touch to a beautiful, lasting James Hardie home. They provide unmatched durability in corners, columns, windows, rakes and friezes. HardieTrim™ boards are pre-primed with PrimePlus® sealer and primer. This proprietary process for fiber cement trim ensures uniform coverage of sealer and primer, providing an excellent surface for paints. HardieTrim boards come with a 10-year transferable limited warranty.

The Uniform Building Code defines masonry as a form of construction composed of stone, brick, concrete, gypsum, tile, glass block or other materials laid up unit by unit and set in mortar. Because James Hardie products are installed with nails, not set in mortar, they are not considered masonry. Like most masonry materials, JH products are primarily cement, therefore they are often listed alongside masonry products in fire-resistant building codes.

Elderado Stone Nationwide Collection

Cypress Ridge Style, in the countryside color was inspired by Italian and Provencal architecture, Cypress Ridge is designed to reflect the poetic harmony and enduring characteristics of age-old hilltop villages. A combination of irregularly-shaped stones with colors ranging from sun-drenched golds, earthy browns and faint olive green hues offset rust-colored accents to give each stone it's own story to tell. Combined with features such as the Wainscot sill, Headstone and Keystone combinations Window Sills and Lightbox mounts. Elderado Stone becomes an obvious choice.


Bellagio™ Collection 20 1/2" High Outdoor Wall Light

A handsome, antique style outdoor wall light from the John Timberland™ lighting collection. Downbridge arm lends the piece a light, refined look. Champagne-style hammered glass casts an appealing light. A veranda bronze finish completes the look. Perfect garage fixtures for illuminating your driveway or walkway.

Also comes in black. Other styles available include, Post Light, Hanging Porch light 96" street light and a 102" street light. Others also available.


* Bronze finish.
* Champagne-styled hammered glass.
* Uses three 40 watt candelabra bulbs (not included).
* 20 1/2" high, 9 1/2" wide.
* Extends 12 3/4" from wall.


Anderson Windows 400 Series Woodwright® Double-Hung Windows

* High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass stays cleaner and reduces water spotting
* Nearly-invisible TruScene® insect screen optional
* Custom sizes available in 1/8" increments
* Classic traditional style
* Fine milling detail
* Rich natural wood interior
* Attractive low-maintenance exteriors
* Convenient tilt-in cleaning
* Variety of grilles and insect screen options
* Pine interiors available with factory-applied white finish


Anderson Windows 400 Series Frenchwood® 2-Panel Hinged Patio Doors - Inswing

* Custom sizes available in 1/8" increments
* High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass stays cleaner and reduces water spotting
* Solid wood construction
* Choice of rich oak, maple or pine interior
* Attractive low-maintenance exteriors
* Hardware available in seven styles and ten finishes
* Multi-point lock seals door shut at top middle and bottom
* Variety of grille patterns and styles
* Opens inward saving room on balconies, small decks and patios


Interior Room Product List.

Behr Paint

Behr Paint has useful tools for such things as Paint Calculator, Sheen Selector, and a Color Explorer, Just to name a few.






Lutron Lighting Controls

Lutron controls come in a huge variety of styles styles and colors to fit any design goal.

A HomeWorks® system provides convenient, intelligent, and sophisticated control of your home's interior and exterior lighting.

Our most economical system, the 4 series features controls that use designer opening wallplates.

The 4 series can work as a stand-alone system or it can be combined with the HomeWorks wireless series allowing expansion at any time.


Kichler Lighting Fixtures

The Kichler Villa Flora Collection is the definition of olde-world European-inspired elegance. With its Legacy Bronze finish, antique etched glass shades with Amber accents, and Antique Gold Leaf accents, the Villa Flora Collection embodies classic design. You can be sure when you choose lighting from the Villa Flora Collection you get the finest in traditional styling and the quality you deserve.





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