This was such an amazing transformation for such a great family. Check out the rest of the pictures by Meikel Reece below and a few more on our Houzz account HERE.
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First, our floors. We went with white oak #2 grade that we took up the stairs and down the hallways. We had the installer space the planks to give the floors an old look and feel and to really embrace what is already natural for wood to do (shrink and expand). We also did a herringbone pattern in the entry which is my absolute favorite detail!
And please forgive the terrible quality of pictures.
Steve wanted to try something a little different to finish the floors by fuming them with Ammonia. This naturally darkens the wood and is probably a more common practice with furniture and smaller areas. And did we find our house is very inefficient with its old wood windows making it take about a week for the fumes to do their work.
Finished product with a sealant mixed with gray and white.
And then our marble. Just the most incredible slab! From MGS by Design.
And our cabinets…
See this post for our design shots and this post for the before pictures of our kitchen. We clearly have a lot of finishes (tile backsplash, some hardware, base and case, light fixtures, and of course, paint) to complete. and Steve is just dying to get started on the trim work.
And if I had to pick a favorite piece, it would be this one..
But I could use some help deciding on hardware. The blue tape just doesn’t cut it.
Cabinets by Benjamin Blackwelder. Designed by Ben, Steve and Allison. I helped.
We recently completed this beautiful home and can’t wait to share all the details! Here are a few quick iPhone pictures and hopefully in a few weeks we’ll have all the shots to really do it justice.
Architectural details: Steve Tiek
Cabinets: Benjamin Blackwelder
Granite: MGS by Design
This was another awesome project where we got to come in and do the fun stuff… arches, windows, ceilings, built-ins, benches, bookshelves, staircases, paneling, trims, lighting, etc. And Caitlin came with some furnishing touches that really softens and completes the room.
Photos by Meikel Reece.
I have been excited to share these awesome befores and afters. We have been total slackers for not getting these posted till now, hopefully it’s been worth the wait. As mentioned in the sneak peak, our good friends bought this home in Daybreak with the “upgraded” trim details. Let me tell you a little something, when a “track home” builder sells you on an “upgraded” trim package, it’s still going to be crap so just go with the basic package and really upgrade after it’s done. It was so much fun really giving this house some much needed character. It wasn’t too difficult as there is nothing architectual interesting about bull-nosed drywall corners and boring beige. We fixed awkward openings, added trim details to openings and windows, added cans and scones, and a few other details.
Before of fireplace: Now I realize homes sometimes need to meet a certain price point and therefore certain things need to be sacrificed, but c’mon is this really the best option for your main entertaining focal point? Cheap slate tile with a mantle, if you can call it a mantle… it was more of a picture holder. And that’s what is was doing when I got there. The side cubbies where just begging for built-ins. The original architect must have had that vision…it was just not quit carried out..
Some great friends of our recently bought a house Daybreak with an amazing exterior, great floor plan for an incredible price but seriously lacked in trim details. It was so much fun coming in just to do builtins, trims and a few other details.
And here’s a sneak peak of the pictures to come from Meikel.
We have the awesome privilege of remodeling a home of dear friends of ours. It was this very house where Steve lived when we first meet and where he slept the night before we got married. So it’s been very exciting to see the transformation of this house for such a great family. Here are a few pictures of the project as we near the completion of this project.
Although we’ve been huge slackers on our blog, we’ve been busy with some amazing projects and all of them have included some sweet trims and built-ins. I could spend everyday just designing these final details of a home and be a happy camper.
There is so much I could get into about the design that went into this house (from the design of the newel post, to the hidden door on the bench cubbies and the sweet arch trim work) and hopefully I will get to that by the time we get our professional shots. But for now, here are a few iPhone shots. (For future reference, this house will be referred to as Willow Dr.)