Green is where the Heart Is for February 1st, 2017

By / Green Is Where The Heart Is / Wednesday, 01 February 2017 05:00

“Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls.” ~ Joseph Campbell

By Mo Linquist
Contributing Writer

Walls and doors have been on my mind this week.  I’m not talking about Mexico or the 7 countries on the travel ban list.  I’m working on building our house.  The foundation has been laid and the framing is going up as we speak.  The first floor including trusses is complete as they continue to the second floor.  Randy and I walk through the space, imagining taking coffee on the TZ, placement of furniture in the living room and the ease of moving through the common areas.  
Tom and I met with Randy Black to go over door choices.  Since we live in a hurricane prone area, exterior doors will be impact resistant.  Neuma brand was chosen for the ‘gliding patio doors.’  The core is 100% CFC (Chlorofluorocarbon) FREE.  (A fluorocarbon which contains chlorine is destructive to the Earth’s ozone layer.  The use of this product will have no place in our clean home.)  The multi-point lock system will be installed, securing it with a three hook lock and keeper design using stainless steel strike plates. I chose the white powder coated handset to be visually less obvious and retain finish longer in our climate.  The people door in the garage will be a half light meaning it will have a window on the top half.  This is a nice feature allowing light into the garage but it is not very private. This door will also have a mini-blind installed within the glass. It is functional. It is cleaner and it costs the same as adding a shade after the fact, maybe even less.  
The exterior walls are 2x6’s for strength but for me, a window treatment specialist, a deep window sill is of utmost importance to maintain the ability to inside mount hard window treatments. There will also be a few interior walls with a 2x6 frame where you will find pocket doors to save space.   
We love simplicity so we have chosen a simple straight cut baseboard.  The kitchen cabinets will have a craftsman design and cove crown molding will flow through the house.  Our interior door style will be craftsman also.  The choice here can be from one to five panels.  I prefer flat panels with square sticking.  9 months ago I didn’t even know what sticking was on a door panel if it did not mean it was hard to open.  Square, ogee, ovalo and mission are types of sticking design.    
When building a house the details are unending. I love perusing the endless possibilities.  For my husband, I need to narrow it down to three choices.  If you are building or remodeling and cannot fathom wading through the sea of selections, call me to help you with your options.  I can make it as complex or as simple as you would like.  This door of opportunities is fun to walk through together.  xo mo
Kure Beach resident Mo Linquist, Master FSIA, Red Ribbon Professional of IFSG and allied ASID is a recognized expert on Pyramid Feng Shui. She is the “ PersonPlace” design consultant specializing in soft goods such as fabrics, window treatments, reupholstery, blinds, shutters, feng shui and green healthy living products.  Her design studio is located in Carolina Beach Furniture, 1021 N. Lake Park Blvd, Carolina Beach, NC.   Linquist speaks nationally and holds regular workshops and accredited trainings on this ancient form of environmental psychology. Helping clients create home and office spaces designed specifically to support their individual goals and intentions, Linquist uses cutting-edge techniques integrating science, 25 years of interior design experience and Feng Shui to balance, harmonize and create new patterns for success. To learn more about her work or for a consultation, contact her at FaceBook at Mo Linquist Living Solutions or call 910-216-0366 local or 330-904-3636 mobile.


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