Videos! Our readers like videos. So, fine, I’m going to put in this post a fun video Anita and I made at the Bobcat Lair project. We were just a little overjoyed at the newly installed downdraft ventilation system we are using there, instead of a big ole range hood.
As you can see in the photo, you have an unobstructed view all the way across the house. I was standing in the breakfast nook in the photo. The ventilator rises majestically from its storage spot when needed, but otherwise just looks decorative. It’s our hope that the gas cooktop will be installed this week. All the appliances are in, and there’s nothing stopping the installation. I hope. Things have slowed down again, and every day the house just sits, we are racking up storage fees.
In the meantime, we have identified all the work that remains to be done, and just need to meet with the contractor to find out the schedule.
I thought it might be nice to give a close-up of the marble backsplash and quartz countertops we used. I love the Versailles pattern the tiles came in. It’s interesting, but not distracting. And the way the counters present as a solid color from a distance helps balance the busy floor and walls. (The island is black, with gold sparkles, natural granite.) I like the anti-bacterial qualities of the quartz, and that’s what all the food prep areas are covered with. Can’t wait to actually cook something!
And Now for Fun
Anita, Armando the subcontractor, and I had a lot of fun making this video. Anita operates the ventilator with aplomb! When I suddenly decided to take a tour of the living area, Armando stopped his sweeping up and ran all over the room turning on lights so it would look better. We enjoy working with him. Much appreciated, amigo!
And yes, we do have a YouTube channel! During the filming I could NOT remember the name of the ventilator, so I called it all sorts of other things. I’m afraid it will always be “the sucky thing” in our minds. But we love it!
Sue Ann Kendall does the social media for Hermit Haus Redevelopment. She also works full time as a technical writer and online community designer for a software company in Austin, Texas. Other than that, she rides her horse, does crafts, and walks all over the neighborhoods where she lives, looking for houses to renovate.