CCSRpersonal: Our Big House Renovation – Cabinetry Design

We are working with the amazing TDR Woodcraft on this project and have designed some great millwork for this home – A LOT OF IT. (Ahhh!) Below are our millwork elevation sketches – which will give you a sense of where we are going with all the built-ins in the home.

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I took a small risk and chose to paint the Kitchen, Main Bath and Back Bath cabinetry a beautiful grey with a slight greenish undertone – HC-108 Sandy Hook Gray.

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The Bench Seat, Desk, Window Seat, Closet Built-in, Laundry, Boot Room cabinetry and Media Unit will all be sprayed in White Dove – OC-17, a crisp clean colour.

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We also went with Cambria Countertops in the home – and have selected Torquay for the Kitchen area and then Newquay for the Laundry and Bathrooms.Screen Shot 2013-03-13 at 9.13.22 PMviaScreen Shot 2013-03-13 at 9.14.16 PMvia

As mentioned before, we are doing this beautiful Kitchen Island from Restoration Hardware – made from solid reclaimed pine timbers that are 100 years old – a piece that I am so excited about.

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TDR Woodcraft had built a beautiful white oak kitchen island and bathroom vanity for their own home – that he and his wife had designed themselves – so beautiful in fact – I am requesting a similar one for our Ensuite Bath. The tone is quite similar to this reclaimed island, and will be a nice way to again pull this theme into another part of the home, and it will not have a stone top, but rather have a wood top and act more as a piece of furniture. We are also adding a solid fir top to the desk and the boot room bench – and TDR Woodcraft will be putting a fir veneer on our beam as we didn’t have the timeline to wait for a fir beam. I have to say that I am so excited for all of this amazing millwork – mostly because of the quantity of work that TDR does, but also because of ALL THE STORAGE! Woot woot woot! Goodness knows that with three children, and two crazy parents – you need all the storage you can get!

CCSRpersonal: Our Big House Renovation – Half Way There!

Well, we are at the half way mark! I was just telling someone yesterday that the only way that the drywall even got up on schedule is because of some faithful people PRAYING for us! SO, we have all rough in completed – and drywall is on, taped and mudded – and all cabinetry boxes are in! Countertops have been measured. Hardwood has begun to be laid and tile is going in as we speak! Doors have all been primed and painted and some walls have the first coat of paint on! PRAISE THE LORD – things are on schedule!

I know I have shared the Floor Plan with you in a previous post – but today I thought I would share the RCP/Lighting Plan with you and give you an idea of the changes we made – so that when you see the finished product you get an idea of what we did. Now, a little disclaimer – given a larger budget, we would have done more lighting, more layering, ie. wall sconces – and changing locations of a few things. But, we didn’t want to over do it with the costs – as renovations can be really tricky – you can’t just throw a light or switching in any old place that you would like!

Screen Shot 2013-03-13 at 8.35.03 PMWe ended up adding around 35 recessed fixtures to the whole house-using renovation/retrofit pot lights – which allow the least amount of drywall damage to your ceiling. We also relocated a few junction boxes – so we could have two pendants above the island – a central light in the entry way and then added some sconces in the ensuite. We also added under cabinet lighting – which I find to make a huge impact in your kitchen. We had some amazing electricians – and they completed this rough in for us in three days. (Email me if you’d like their number!)

I really do love Restoration Hardware – and have decided to use a few of their light fixtures in our home. Here are the ones that we have ordered – see what you think!

BENSON PENDANT – Kitchen Island Pendant (Brushed-13″)

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BURLAP DOME PENDANT – Dining Table Pendant 42″

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FOUCAULT’S IRON ORB CHANDELIER RUSTIC IRON LARGE – Living Room Pedant 40″

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CHANDLER SCONCE – Ensuite Wall Sconce

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