Category Archives: Staircase

Lamborghini’s vs. Buick’s

Between selling the townhouse, Erik & I working on weekends at our day jobs, and business trips out to B.C., we’ve somehow managed to get a few things done at the house but overall, it’s been slow going over the last few weeks.  Siding is just about finished, flooring has been delivered, interior doors, trim, crown moulds will be delivered sometime between today and Friday, tiles are just about purchased, fireplaces are installed, main bath cabinets are purchased, laundry room cabinets are to be delivered this weekend, and wait for it………A STAIRCASE HAS BEEN ORDERED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! After lots of research, we decided to go with Royal Oak Stairs out of Newmarket. Although my dream was to have a glass railing, it’s All About the Benjamins at this point and it was just too pricey! We also discovered that there are currently no building code guidelines when it comes to glass railings, so there was a very good chance that upon final inspection the City would ask that it be removed. As I mentioned in a previous post, the cost of a staircase with glass railings is the price of a new car, so having an inspector come in only to demand that we remove the railings, is like driving out of a dealer lot with a new car, crashing it, and having it written off. I just couldn’t risk it! So, instead of getting the Lamborghini of all staircases, we settled with the Buick….sophisticated good looks, upscale interiors, comprehensive standard features, quiet operation, and enhanced Bluetooth and telematics technology (jokes!). Here’s some updated pictures:

Master Bedroom Fireplace

Fireplace master

The Family Room

Fireplace main

The Doghouse

Shed Siding

The Front Elevation

Front elecation

The Buick Of Staircases

The Lambo

 

Get Your Twerk On

Since E&LEE.com is now a mature blog with hundreds of page clicks (see bottom left for the counter) and probably 3 followers (ourselves, my mom, Elliot), we have added a video compilation of the build to-date to keep you coming back! As you can tell, the blogger (me) is still inexperienced at this whole blog thing and have yet to determine how to post one video vs. three. Nevertheless, turn up those speakers and start practicing your twerk (or your Blurred Lines backwards bicycle moves – you know who you are!)

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