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Designing Our French Inspired Kitchen and Bath: The Kohler Store

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Greetings everyone!  Things have been progressing behind the scenes as we continue to design our French inspired home.  As you might have already noticed; we have been on a short break from blog posting. We have been working our way through some unforeseen design obstacles.  The bidding process has again resumed and we too will now pick up our blog postings right where we left off.

Today we want to share a few photographs from a recent trip to The Kohler Store in Glenview, Illinois just outside of Chicago.  For those of you interested in visiting, you can find the Kohler Store at:

The Kohler Store (Chicago Area Locations)
1180 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Glenview, IL 60025

For your added shopping pleasure, you can also visit the Abt showroom right next door!  See our trip to the Abt showroom, home to all appliances and electronics.

Back to The Kohler Store.....

Who is ready to take a loooonnnnngggg soak in this tub?  I think I could sit in this white porcelain Kohler beauty for the rest of the nigh…

European Style Garages and Garage Doors

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Its already time for this weeks "Which is your Favorite" post.  They house our parked cars, store our lawn furniture, keep our yard equipment protected, and keep the kids bicycles safe.  They are our garages.  Why is it a garage never seems big enough to hold all of the "stuff" we all seem to accumulate all to quickly?


CHOICE 1

Love the stately presence of this garage.  So much detail, from the french light fixtures, window corbels, to the copper downspouts.  I love the solders row of brick above the glass arched garage carriage doors. Looking at the gate pillars I am guessing they may have used a Boral Brick product (which I can't wait to show you our choices).  Houzz

 CHOICE 2
These darker garage doors have more of an Italian feel to me.  The color of the stone and cedar shakes go so well with this darker tone.  I also like that the driveway is not solid surface.  The use of a stone between the tires is a great substitute for grass which requires more maintenance.…