Day 17 and yesterday we did the templating for the countertops. Templating is when your countertop fabricator comes in after the cabinets are installed. They measure the exact site dimensions and any cut outs for sinks, electrical outlets, etc. Th finish and cut the stone at the shop and bring it to the site-ready to go in perfectly! (we hope)
The Kitchen cabinets we designed are totally green. They are made with urea-formaldehyde FREE particle board and FSC certified veneers. The finish is an acrylic based lacquer that emits low VOC’s. All of the inserts and accessories are made by Blum. The hardware is from Hafele.
HA: How to balance wall treatments when so much is glass / preferred window treatments?
KC: Let the view be your art, and possibly intersperse sculptural pieces that don’t interfere with the view.
We are a week behind on the construction of our client’s kitchen on the Upper West Side. The floor tile is down (Stone Source Chromtech 1.0), the ceiling is drywalled and we are now ready to grout the tile and finish the drywall.
Today we’re laying out the porcelain tile floor. No matter how good your drawings are, it’s a good idea to get together with your installer and make sure everything is working out as you expected.
Today we were supposed to be laying the porcelain tile (from Stone Source) for the Kitchen floor in our client’s Upper West Side apartment. As I had mentioned on Friday, we discovered a hard wood floor, underneath the old sub floor which also had to be removed. Underneath that was a layer of gooey adhesive that ALSO had to be removed before the tile guy would come in and do his thing…
For over 17 years, Kati Curtis has been providing healthcare interior design and planning services for clients worldwide.
Our favorite English country wallcovering and fabric house, Designer’s Guild has introduced the ‘Manhattan’ Prints collection, which offers a dynamic and contemporary new look designed to appeal to the young at heart of all ages. Since it’s obvious I’m not afraid of color, I have a particular fondness for this modern, sophisticated collection.
Friday was day three of our renovation on Central Park West. So far I didn’t see any major surprises at the site. We did find a plumbing supply line that was serving the sub-zero refrigerator we’re relocating.
So far the renovation of our client’s kitchen on the Upper West Side is progressing without any major glitches. Demo started yesterday, and the strangest thing we found was the original hardwood floor underneath the existing linoleum tile. No big deal, but a transition consideration. The contractor, Howard Klein and I worked out what type [...]