Thursday, November 1, 2007

The details...

November 1, 2007

One of the advantages of being an architect, free stuff for your house. Not the most exciting stuff mind you, but every little bit helps...and besides we get jazzed about things others might not. My local Leviton rep has agreed to kick in my electrical devices (switches, receptacles, etc.) for free. I originally specified Lutron Diva dimmers everywhere, Leviton makes a look-alike that's half the price and instead of a rocker it's a push pad, fade on/off and can be dimmed from multiple locations.



If you're familiar with a traditional dimming circuit, only one switch has the power to dim the other is the slave. Multiple dimming locations means no more deciding which switch takes priority. They have screwless coverplates in many colors, no stainless though, still using the Lutron Claro/Diva combination for those locations.

Tonight, stainless steel backsplash on a budget. Check Outwater Plastics for Roll-a-lam...can be cut with a utility knife, so they say. Peel and stick technology at its best, we'll use some liquid nails on the plywood backer just in case.

3 comments:

Chris said...

Let us know how that Roll-a-lam works...that sounds like it was made for DIYers and it sounds pretty perfect.

Chris said...

Man, that's what I get for reading from the bottom up. Sorry.

youngblood said...

Mmmm...Roll-a-lam, not so hot. I think if you adhered it to a substrate first and then mounted the substrate to the wall that might work better, either 1/4" tempered hardboard or 1/4" MDF might be a good choice. Also, there's the option of using a product like Rigidized metals (http://www.rigidized.com/patterns/index.php), they're pre-mounted on a substrate. Much more expensive though.