Casa Paloma is Dave & Barbi Kutilek's new home in Huffman, Texas. This website chronicles the building adventure.
7 Aug 2015

Barbi’s Bathroom Chandelier Arrives

August 7th, 2015|

5540-ChandelierMy 2015 birthday present was a chandelier for my bathroom. Searched the stores and internet and thanks to Build.com……found a beauty. The chandelier is currently sitting in a box in storage. Well, it is actually in two boxes…..I will need to put all the crystals on it. Fun!!!

 

6 Aug 2015

Barbi’s Bathroom Vanities

August 6th, 2015|


5 Aug 2015

Street Lights Installed

August 5th, 2015|

5 Aug 2015

Kitchen Ceiling

August 5th, 2015|


4 Aug 2015

Wiring Closet Progress

August 4th, 2015|

Our new house is being designed to be a “Smart Home”.

This is a home equipped with structured wiring built right into the walls which connect all the rooms to an automation controller located in a central “Wiring Closet”. Using programming, the Smart Home can control the lighting, room temperatures (air conditioning & heating), automatically raise or lower window/solar shades depending on the time of day or even if the sun is shining or not, monitor all external doors and windows, monitor smoke detectors and motion sensors, and then automatically create and send alarms and/or text notifications upon the occurrence on any pre-defined situation(s) or event(s). This system will also control our outside landscape LED lighting, individual zones of a lawn sprinkler/drip system, and much more.

From early on, we made sure the low-voltage control wiring was installed inside the walls to all the necessary rooms. This way the system is hard-wired and does not rely on wireless WiFi signals for robust operation. The house is being designed to provide high-speed wired internet access in all the rooms, as well as a secure WiFi network for coverage throughout the house and patio for our mobile devices and for our visiting guests.

The Wiring Closet room provides for all centralized wiring and the shelving for all the necessary AC and battery-backup power, networking equipment for internet, WiFi, security, and cable/satellite TV distribution to all the rooms.


3 Aug 2015

Tray Ceiling Trim

August 3rd, 2015|

Tray-Ceiling

3 Aug 2015

Dave’s Office Wall Unit

August 3rd, 2015|

Awesome to watch the construction of the upstairs Office Wall Unit.

It started with Dave’s initial design sketch for his Office Wall Unit (which went through a few design changes before it was all done), to the finished result of the wall unit completed and built into the wall. Awesome! Can’t wait to use it!

 


27 Jul 2015

Travertine Tile Delivery today!

July 27th, 2015|

27 Jul 2015

We Have Electricity

July 27th, 2015|

electric_power

20 Jul 2015

Cabinet Building Begins

July 20th, 2015|