Posts Tagged ‘ash’

Photo Credit: Nancy Kalter-Dills

Builder:  McBride Construction



Here are a few before shots. The main impetus for remodel was to get the refrigerator out of the middle of the view to the back yard and to improve the strange, low-ceilinged laundry room addition at the back.

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This fun kitchen was selected for the 2015 Rockridge Kitchen Show! Come take a tour on Sept 20. Tickets available here.

Photos by Nancy Kalter-Dills.

This was actually part of a whole house remodel. Click for  ASBUILT FLOORPLAN and NEW FLOORPLAN to see how the house was rearranged.

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There is a spot for everything in this mudroom – Shoe cubbies below, ample storage for scarves, dog leashes, hats, and bags under the bench seats (solid ash), and lots of pegs on the wall.

Photo Credit – Nancy Kalter-Dills

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Ash Flooring


This photo does not accurately show the light blond color of ash hardwood flooring, but it does show the beautiful and interesting grain pattern.

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My client is choosing between two very different woods for their flooring throughout the house. The samples are both very nice, so I thought I’d share them.  Both of these are finished with clear Rubio Monocoat, an environmentally friendly wood finish that is more matte than conventional floor finishes.  We are also hoping that since it is not shiny it might not show wear as much. It is much easier to repair scratches in this type of finish.

The first sample shown here is Rift Sawn Oak. It has a very regular grain pattern of tight straight lines. It is a medium warm brown color.

Select Rift Sawn Oak with Rubio Monocoat

Select Rift Sawn Oak with Rubio Monocoat

The second sample is ash. Ash has a very pretty, much less regular grain pattern and an ash blond color.

Ash Flooring with Rubio Monocoat

Ash Flooring with Rubio Monocoat

They can’t go wrong with either of these, but I am particularly partial to Ash.

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The before shots of this custom kitchen are here.  It was an enjoyable design process with a creative and very involved client.

This is a view of the kitchen from the entry hall

Warm glow of orange glass pendant lights

Iridescent orange and gold accent tiles are like music notes in the field of white rectangles

Shimmering figured ash cabinetry with simple mortised drawer pulls (Freedman and Chesley Custom Cabinets)

Close-up of the beautiful solid ash curved bar top (also by Freedman and Chesley, Emeryville, CA)

Custom designed cabinetry to fit the client’s tansu pieces

Intersection of black, white, and warm wood (the black Paperstone countertop matches the tv cabinet across the room)

Laundry and pantry are conveniently close at hand behind a subtle white-painted pocket door

Architect and client in the new kitchen!

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Last year I redesigned this kitchen for an artist in Piedmont. She, of course, had a lot of design input including the colorful paint choices, the glass pendant lights,  recycled glass & concrete countertops, and bright colored marmoleum flooring

Deedsdesign measured the existing space and worked out the most efficient layout for the new powder room, laundry, and kitchen.  A wall was removed, opening the kitchen to the dining room,  space under the stairs was utilized for a walk-in pantry, and an island with a curved ash counter for eating breakfast with the newspaper was added.   The lighting design includes LED recessed cans over the sink and stove, LED undercabinet and overcabinet lighting, and colorful pendants. Full extension drawers in the lower cabinets provide convenient storage for most things, including recycling, trash, and compost.  A few bamboo upper cabinets and open shelves provide enough space for dishes.

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In addition to the kitchen, we revamped the old brick fireplace,

adding tile, a gas insert a wood mantle, and angled bamboo bookshelves on either side. I wish I had pictures of this part. Here are some drawings:

Construction by Canivet Construction, Cabinets by Eby Construction.

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