Now that the space is completely built, the most fun and gratifying parts of the job can begin. The finishes are where the homeowner really starts to personalize the space and make it their own. Commonly thought of as “making a house a home,” the finishes are the owners’ outward statement of personal values and style.Kate and Drew have already made big commitments to preserving the existing traditions of the house: adding on in a manner sympathetic to the style and scale of the house, committing to wood windows (regardless of their price vs. vinyl), continuing wood floors upstairs and generally being attentive to what the house wants to be. Now we are seeing the fruits of those decisions. The wood floors are now installed and by the end of the week will be sanded and sealed. The tile is going down on the Bathroom floors and the walls have been painted in yellows and blues with crisp white ceilings. When the lighting is finished, the walls will have a beautiful, soft glow, creating a comforting ambiance throughout the space. It’s ready to become the favorite hang-out space in the house; comfort with a view.