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!

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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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CCSRpersonal: Our Big House Renovation – Follow Along

Today, I thought I’d share with you some progress – Usually, before starting a project, I would ask my clients to compile some “inspiration images”, to give me a feel of what they are looking for. These would consist of some of their favourite furniture/decor pieces, their wish lists and dream ideas, and then finally some finishes that they LOVE! Since my client is: me, myself, and I … O, and my dear husband and lovely children, (can’t forget that their opinions matter as well!!!) most of my ideas are in my head as mental notes from when I have been sourcing for my clients or just doing research for the company. So, to include you as we take this wild ride, here are some ways you can follow along! This may help you visualize how this project will take shape and possibly give some direction on how to organize your ideas if you were thinking of renovating or re-decorating! Because Social Media is the bomb (yes, I just said that) – I thought I would use some neat little apps for sharing some of our selections. Enjoy! Make sure to follow us on Twitter, Vine, Instagram, Pinterest & Facebook – all under CCSRdesign – for up to the minute inspiration (or if I’m keeping it real – many quirky photos of my children and other strange things!)

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(still new to Pinterest – my boards are kinda lame – but a great way to keep track of specs and pricing!)

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Screen Shot 2013-02-15 at 12.27.40 AMDISCLAIMER: Yes, I do enjoy Social Media – but am aware that these tools must be used with CAUTION… too much of a good thing… well, can be wonderful… but, sadly sometime becomes this:

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Therefore, I will try to keep it simple!

CCSRtip Tuesday: Pantone’s Monaco Blue

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Looking at the Pantone’s fashion colour report for Spring 2013 – they showed many beautiful colours – Pantone 19-3964 Monaco Blue – such a gorgeous and versatile colour – really caught my eye. (As well as the Poppy Red – Pantone 17-1664!!!) It can either be really punchy or played down and become a lovely accent among neutrals. Can’t wait to see if any of you decide to use this beautiful BLUE in your homes!

PLEASE NOTE BLOG CORRECTION: Pantone HAS NOT launched it’s 2013 Colour of the Year. Sorry for the confusion!

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