Additional work's been done since we were last in. Below is the family room/downstairs main fireplace. For now, we'll have the wall above painted, and probably add stone down the line. The hearth stone coloring looks a little lighter than actual, with a lot of dust covering everything right now
The great room fireplace looks great, and we're happy with the stonework around the fireplace itself. The hearth stone turned out well. It's about 3 inches thick and the weighs about 1000 lbs. The first shot below is a view from the kitchen to the great room. Below that Lori helps give it scale.
The mudroom tiling uses the same material for back splash as the flooring, the fossil stone. The granite matches up great, and the listello border is also fossil stone with glass accent. A granite piece will fit across the divider between the sink counter and the dogwash, and across the front of the dogwash.
The counter that tops the divider from the kitchen and great room was custom fit. It turned out nicely and has that thick slab look. We were considering putting corbels underneath, but like it enough the way it is. It should really dress up with stain and waterproofing.