Cabinets in my studio!! Upper cabinets are not yet hung on the wall. There will be an under counter refrigerator, for cream for my coffee, water, etc., and a nice work surface on the counter. A sink - large slop-style - will be installed in the alcove to the left of the cabinets.
The Main Floor
When we designed this house (and our last home in Virginia), we wanted an "Age-in-Place" home. So, there are many ADA-compliant features throughout this home. Hallways are wide; grab bars in the bathrooms; lever-style door handles and sink faucets for easy opening/turning on; all of the showers are Roman-Style - no door so that a wheelchair (if necessary) can be rolled right into the shower. There is an elevator as well, which also comes in handy to use as a dumb waiter (all the Christmas stuff will be stored in the basement). We are also installing a ramp into the garage, accessed by the single entry exterior garage door.
Mud room, above, is entered from the garage door, and has storage cabinets and seating for taking off one's shoes upon entry.
The Great Room, above, has a gas fireplace in the center, and is flanked with built in shelving with cabinets on the bottom.
Kitchen Cabinets - Range to be installed in the center, above
The two photos above are the cabinets behind the kitchen island. I specified drawers in lieu of cabinets as it is so much easier to get to my cookware, etc. from a drawer.
I tried to get a good close up of the cabinet treatment. They are painted white, and then stained, with the majority of the stain wiped off. It looks so much better than just painted, I think.
Kitchen island, above, features stained cabinetry.
I added two very cool cabinet options to the island. The cabinet above features an appliance pull out shelf - it will hold my very heavy Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer. One little pull, and it lifts the mixer to cabinet height. I am very excited about this feature!
I had a smidgen of space remaining in the island. So the cabinet designer suggested the cabinet above. It is situated to the right of the dishwasher (sink is to the left of the dishwasher) and it holds a towel rack for my kitchen towels, and space above for sponges above, and soap and cleaning supplies in the shelf below. Such a good use of space!
The Vent Hood (pictured upside down, above) is also stained wood, to match the kitchen island. So excited to have two-tone cabinetry in this home!
Master bath cabinetry above - there is still a corner console to be installed. This wood and stain is such a beautiful, warm color.
Upper Level/2nd Floor
The second floor includes a Guest Room Suite (Bedroom #3), Mom's bedroom suite (Bedroom #2), and a bedroom suite dedicated for Mom's sewing Room (Bedroom #4). There is a Coffee Bar (pictured below) between the Guest Room and my Mom's bedroom, complete with a sink and an under the cabinet refrigerator. This is the third home we have had where we have designed or installed an upper level coffee bar. It is extremely handy, as Mom and guests do not have to come downstairs first thing in the morning for that all important cup of java!
The only bath with a tub is located on the second floor.
That's it for today. The exterior facade, cabinets, bathroom tile, and paint on all the walls will continue this week. I am FINALLY looking forward to moving!
View from front porch to street - the setback of the home is amazing....you cannot see the street!
Thanks for stopping by! I hope that one day soon, my blog posts will contain some jewelry images. :)
Outstanding new house Patti. I am impressed. Hope you get to move in on the expected date.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Becky! It's been a long year.... :)ReplyDelete