Back in October 2011, the Molinari’s stopped into out CCW showroom to discuss vanity cabinets. They had been considering a bathroom renovation for a while and were looking for a more modern feel for their space. Our designer Ray was more than thrilled to show them several designs.
Each of the Molinari’s wanted something different for the bathroom vanity. While Cynthia preferred shallower drawers, John wanted deeper drawers. Ray designed the happy compromise with deep drawers in the main sink area and shallow drawers in the dressing area. To achieve a unique, airy and modern look, Ray suggested that the cabinets should float by removing the bases and adding lighting under the cabinetry.
In addition to the bathroom vanity, there was also an American Standard EverClean Air Bath. The EverClean Air Bath is a luxurious air massage system with an antimicrobial additive that prevents the growth of mold and mildew in pipes. The bathtub looked beautiful mounted underneath their granite platform which was surrounded by custom made Brookhaven wainscot panels. It also went well with the lights Ray had installed beneath the cabinets enhancing the bathroom’s ambiance. Another design choice the Molinari’s selected was to have the bathroom cabinets at the standard kitchen cabinet height, providing more storage space.
From the modern airy style to wainscot panels, bravo Ray for designing this luxurious bathroom!
Posted in Bath, Bathroom, BrookHaven, Design, Living, Trends
Tagged American Standard EverClean Air Bath, Bathroom Vanity, Bathtub, cabinetry, cabinets, design, home, Living, White Vanity
In 2011, Frankie Orciuoli of Albany Marble referred us to a wonderful project, “The Fisher House” in Albany, NY. Amy and I felt it would be a wonderful opportunity to give back to the community and support our military personnel. From our first meeting, we knew we wanted to be a part of this worthwhile project.
The Fisher house is a home designed for the families of military personnel who have an illness, disease or injury. It gives them a comforting place to be while a loved one is being treated. There are Fisher Houses across the United States, each located near military medical centers. The CCW team met with local granite fabricator, Albany Marble, general contractor, John Bethoney, and Habitat for Humanity at the Stratton VA Medical Center in Albany. Gently used kitchen cabinetry, which was in extremely good condition, was donated to update the kitchen for the military families. After much coordination to not disrupt the families who reside in the home, we were able to install the cabinetry. Albany Marble also put together a new kitchen backsplash to create a focal point for the room. Checkout the finished results below:
Working on the Fisher House project left such a good feeling in our hearts. Also, it is always special to work alongside people who share their time to help others in need.
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Tagged Albany, cabinetry, cabinets, Fisher House, kitchen, Military, NY, Volunteer
From Danze to Kohler, the pull-out kitchen faucet has been all the rage in the design world. Both homeowners and designers have moved away from the standard faucet with a detached side spray in favor of pull-out models that integrate the two functions into a single unit.
According to the National Kitchen and Bath Association, 14 of out every 15 designers who designed a kitchen over the final three months of 2011 incorporated a pull-out faucet. The look is a modern and sleek faucet that works well with any style. Today, you can find a contemporary pull-out kitchen faucet in a variety of finishes, including chrome, brushed nickel, satin nickel, brass, colors and more.
Homeowners also enjoy its functional purposes for cleaning and cooking. It has never been easier to fill pots. Simply pull the faucet head out, hook it on the side of the pot, and go! Then when full, just slide it over, no lifting it out of the sink. And unlike similar pull-down models, there is less splashing.
If you’re renovating a smaller kitchen, pull-out faucets are an excellent choice where a high arc would overwhelm. They are also great when you have limited height to work with due to above-the-counter cabinetry.
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Tagged design, home, kitchen, Kitchen Sink, Modern Kitchen, Pull Out Faucets, renovations, Trends, Water