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.
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…
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 [...]
Finally after begging the Board and presenting our case numerous times, we were given approval to start construction on June 3rd. Check back tomorrow for updates on the demo. See what it really takes to makeover your kitchen!
5 Sustainable Kitchen Design Tips for your Home
For most of our NYC clients, the most important design feature and challenge we face is storage. Snaidero has finally come out with a solution which is both functional and fashionable, with the Kube collection.
With the economy worsening, but with hope at a high due to a new Administration and spring coming just down the road, what is the forecast for kitchen design in 2009?
The forecast for Kitchen design in 2009 includes timeless (not trendy) design, energy efficiency, and environmental responsibility. As has been the case for the past few years, sustainable materials, environmentally friendly finishes, and energy star appliances are top of the list.