Thursday, March 24, 2011

Kitchen Progress - Finished! - Interior Design, Boston, MA

On Monday I met my photographer Maureen in Boston at the job site to have a photo shoot and take some "after" shots. She sent me one of the photos from the shoot and will be sending over the rest next week. Little sneak peak for now...

If you missed it, check out some "before" pictures here.

And if anyone is interested in my sources:
Cabinets are IKEA Abstrakt in high gloss gray
Countertop is IKEA Oak butcher block
Hardware is by Cool Knobs and Pulls
Backsplash tile is by Florida Tile in Barely Beige
Floor tile is by Florida Tile in Spirit Pearl

I'm pretty impressed with the Ikea cabinetry overall (can't beat the price!). For the most part they function very nicely and the quality and construction is comparable with more expensive lines. This was my first time sourcing Ikea for a kitchen and I would recommend it to anyone with a tight budget. I'd check out Ikea before Home Depot or Lowe's if you want a more streamlined contemporary styled kitchen.....but if you're looking for wood that's another story and I'd skip out on Ikea's "look-alike" stuff.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Kitchen Design - Interior Design, Boston, MA

I've been working hard on a kitchen renovation project in Boston and I wanted to share the progress with you. This kitchen is really more of a kitchenette because it's part of an office space and there is no stove top or oven. The client called me at the end of January and requested that the kitchen be completely designed, gutted and installed by the beginning of March. The schedule was pretty tight, just about one month actually to do a complete kitchen renovation but, I decided to take it on and this is the progress so far....

Before pictures:

Construction Progress:

Because this kitchen is in an office we needed to comply with Americans With Disabilities Act and make the kitchen handicap accessible. That is why there are no cabinets under the sink and the countertop is lowered a few inches.

New half-depth cabinets on a previously under utilized wall.

Right now the cabinets have a blue film protecting them during the install. They are actually a high gloss charcoal gray color. You can see a hint of it on the light valance which runs around the bottom of the upper cabinets.

The tile flooring and backsplash will be going in this week and once the kitchen is complete I'll post the "Afters"!

christina marie

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