|Look at the amazing patch of the old floor vent!|
Once the walls were done, we gave them a quick coat of primer and then set to work. We ended up having to remove about half of the original wood flooring - it had so much water damage and old, nasty adhesive, it just made more sense to start fresh. We found new birch flooring that blends in well with the original floor. And we had enough antique flooring to perfectly match bad spots in the old floor.
We took some of the cardboard and created a countertop template - to figure out exactly how big the island top should be.
The template guy came the next day and created our electronic laser template. Then I waited impatiently for two weeks, until the finished counters arrived.
This is a Vitatera quartz called Everest. It does a great job of blending the taupe and black highlights we're using on a white background.
One of the key custom elements in this kitchen is the custom copper hood from Copper Kitchen Specialists. It's such a great statement piece and lends a nice warmth to the room. It's a BIG project to install.
Building on the interlocking circle design, I took the circle pattern from the hood and created an original design for the glass cabinets. I had great fun working with Jim Nutting of Maine Art Glass Studio. We went through his vast collection of art glass and decided on a replica antique glass, that has some waviness and real character in it.
|Jim Nutting - Maine Art Glass Studio|
And here's the sneak peek with progress thus far. Pretty nice, don't you think?
|Love the giant stainless farm sink!!|