Each week the research/sourcing part is something new, and we try to hit it with a hard focus because there's always something else pressing for attention around the corner. Here's an example — last week was doors and door hardware. This particular project, like many others, would be easier for someone with traditional or transitional taste, but with a narrower contemporary market for these kinds of things you searching for a needle in a haystack sometimes. Especially if budget is a factor at all.
Everyone has seen the front door I'm obsessed with by now but I couldn't not mention it again :) I finally found someone in the US to make this door and it should be ready in a couple of weeks. Due to price, time and several other factors all relating back to those two (mainly the first), I had to let go of the "one" sidelite and keep the framing for our 2 existing sidelites. So our door won't be off-center like this one, but will have a panel on each side and will be centered in between. I do think you lose a little there, but that's the way it goes.
|Door I absolutely looove from the UK site|
|Drawing for our new door, cypress with grooves, will be flanked by a 1-panel sidelite on each side.|
Hardware will be placed as shown.
|The stainless steel mail slot (2 sided) we found from European Home was the icing on the cake. I almost cheaped-out here but at the end of the day Mike encouraged me to just do it right the first time and I'm so happy I did.|
|We're continuing the stainless steel theme around to the backdoor hardware too. These will be the plates, but with a sleeker 1-piece handle. We'll do a stainless deadbolt above this. (All from Emtek)|