January 29, 2009
The crew was in town this week for some filming and on-camera installation work. The Marmoleum linoleum tiles for the kitchen in our top floor, 2-bedroom apartment was actually laid down by an amazing pair of carpenters, Mario and Mike. The retro checkerboard patterns on both kitchen floors look very sharp. Thanks to Carole Freehauf, they also serve to visually increase the size of the rooms, since the tiles have been arranged on a diagonal and draw your eye wider into the adjoining living rooms.
Next, comes the cabinetry.
Installation of the American Woodmark cherry-stained cabinets by Oliver Earl and crew was completed on the garden level yesterday with beautiful results. Upstairs, the cabinets will have a more traditional, but simple design in an antique-white finish. The Caesarstone countertops (cream-colored downstairs and black upstairs) will go in next week and spectacularly complete these two kitchens. Appliances (stainless downstairs and white upstairs), including stackable front-loading washer and dryers, also arrive next week.
These two apartments are going to be fabulous! Despite the fact that they are rental units, Carole ensured that every detail was carefully considered, both aesthetically and functionally. We will get to see the satisfying results shortly.
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Really exciting. Can't wait to see how it looks finished, especially the floor
Several years ago my husband and I rented a large apartment above a photo studio. The kitchen was huge with lots of cupboards and many amenities, a trash compacter, garbage disposal, and pull out stove top with an upper oven. The one huge flaw to the layout was to have the refrigerator next to the stove/oven unit. Our produce always spoiled and the items in our freezer were rarely completely frozen. You mentioned putting the stove and frig next to eachother and I encourage you to reconsider. From our experience, the two should not be next to eachother. I hope this information helps you plan out your kitchen.
The refrigerator and the stove/oven are separated by cabinets in the Garden Apt. and across from each other on the Top Floor Apt. Thank you for the heads up just in case.
I would like to very much like to know the paint color of the green kitchen cupboards shown in #2824.
I've looked everywhere and can't find where these cupboards are ever mentioned. Am getting ready to paint cupboards and really liked this green color.
just saw the last show where karen and the designer were having a difference of oppion for the apt. kitchen appliances. good for karen to stand her ground.who does carole think she is. its karen and her husband to pick out what they want.not crazy about the tables she picked out either, does not go with this house.karen knows what she wants. good for her
I also would like to know the paint color of the cupboards. 2824
i would like to know the paint color too! please help someone!
Good for Karen to stand her ground, its true, but come on Carole is allowed t have her opinion too, louisa. Everyone is entitled!
Could you please provide us with the paint color of the green kitchen cupboards shown in #2824.
I can't wait to see the outcome of this renovation. Please do post your pictures.
The renovations are great. I wish I can see the finished product.
This is an amazing. I would love to see the finished product too.