Thursday, February 11, 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
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G_SPACE COMPLETES KITCHEN RENOVATION
G_space completes this kitchen renovation in conjunction with a foundation underpinning and basement expansion. The renovation included cutting a larger opening between the kitchen and living room to create a more free flowing space in this Center City Philadelphia Trinity.
A 12" box bay type extension to the side yard expanded the kitchen plan creating a very functional U shaped Cabinet Plan.
Completed Basement underpinning
Because this Home is located on a very small side street inaccessible to concrete trucks, the tedious Underpinning was done with bagged concrete mix and debris was hauled away with small pick up trucks.
Since the rear of the house was not built on adequate foundations severe settlement was causing separation of the rear half of the house. With the extensive underpinning required it was feasible to expand the existing basement and create more usable living space.
The Cabinets are a shaker style Custom Fabricated in G_space studios to maximize the small Kitchen area.
The Cabinets are finished with a multi layered paint process, then sealed with a low VOC, Water based polyurethane. Panels are bead board with flat panel in the upper sections.
The flooring is reclaimed Yellow Pine that was removed from the
North Philadelphia Devine Loraine Hotel
The backsplash is a handmade subway type tile from Anchor Bay
Glass accents are from Susan Jablon
Pulls are Nickel plate and amber glass.
A corner Lazy Susan adds much needed storage.
Countertops are veined Barricato Granite.
BOX BAY EXPANSION
The small side Box Bay expansion, only 12" deep allows light into the Kitchen and creates a better Kitchen working triangle, without sacrificing back yard space.
Sunday, February 7, 2010
House was built in 1938 in East Kessler Park Dallas, TX. I believe the Kitchen had a remodel about 15 years ago. Here are the before and after pictures. I was able to remodel everything myself except the Kitchen countertop. I demo the back wall "hallway" where the flat top gas range is now, there was a build in cabinet that was never used. This gave me another 1 foot of aditional space along this wall in the kitchen. I also removed the existing door that lead into this hallway which created the galley style kitchen. I took the 2 Base cabinets for the sink & stove and pulled them off the wall approx. 3" with gave the kitchen a whole different look due to the normal galley style effect. Total cost was 15K. That includes new fridge, new five burner gas stove top, new glass vent a hood and dishwasher. The Countertop is made of Corain "rain cloud" new mix that gives the look of white marble with grey streaks. The backsplash is a custom design of glass mosaic and stainless steel tiles from a glass tile artist in up-state New York. The new cabinets are cherry with a chocolate glaze finsh. The floor is a multi-color slate "Earth Tone Colors, no Orange" on a diagonal pattern. The white upper cabinets are original to the Kitchen. I just had the glass frosted and changed the hardware.