Interior Design

May 14th, 2010 by Tim Eian

The structure for the PHitW has been underway for sometime now.  Windows are being delivered soon, the ventilation system has arrived and the roof is on. All the while, the interiors team has been working on finish selections that include: Tile, wall treatments, floor finishes, cabinetry finishes, and elevations to detail all of this design. Some of the other details involve lighting and plumbing fixtures, appliance selection, counter top materials, and hardware throughout the home.

Tim Eian, Gary Konkol, Erin Heikkenen and myself have discussed function, durability, design and cost as all of these details have been massaged into a design concept that is consistent with the original architectural direction. A modern aesthetic is central to the overall design with a strong consideration of function for the home owner.

Of course, due to the environmental focus of this project, we have considered many variables when making decisions, ranging from where a product comes from, material and manufacturing process, to what happens at the end of its lifecycle.

The interior construction phase is one in which most people begin to understand the design concept, as it is realized inside the home.  Many hours of meetings with Gary (the client) and Tim (the designer) to finalize the selection of finishes and materials are now part of the construction document package Morr Construction will use in building the interior.

In the coming weeks, I will be posting additional blogs that show interior detailing as it is implemented.

Christine Frisk is the owner of InUnison Design, and the interior designer for the Passive House in the Woods.

Interior Finish Materials.

Interior Finish Materials.

Reviewing tile elevations with Tim and Gary

Reviewing tile elevations with Tim and Gary

Erin and Christine presenting cabinetry details

Erin and Christine presenting cabinetry details

Gary, Christine and Erin confirming tile and floor materials

Gary, Christine and Erin confirming tile and floor materials



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