in detail: work with architect to design new construction or remodel

August 24, 2009

Some ASID Showcases ago Holly and her mentor, Bonnie Birnbaum, worked on the kitchen together. They decided to vault the ceiling above the eating area; quite literally with a twist! Working side by side with an architect and the construction crew, their design took shape…

before

 

The kitchen started out with lots of curvy, sunshine yellow laminate cabinetry accompanied by plenty of white walls.

 

 

the ceiling beginning

 

 

 

The twisted vaulted ceiling started by being built on the floor, where it resembled a ship being constructed.

 

up on the ceiling

 

 

 

Once the bones of the ceiling structure were built, it was raised up and secured to the ceiling, where it was then fitted with curved pieces of wood.

 

almost done

 

 

 

After it was in place, it was covered with sheetrock and painted.

 

 

Ceiling

 

 

Tiny, fiber optic lighting was installed for added interest.

 

 

 

 

completion

 

 

 

The finished product earned the designers two ASID Awards; Design is in the Details and Second Place Kitchen Design.

 

 

 

 

 

You might need an architect whether you are starting a new construction project or a remodel. Hauthaus has worked with many architects over the years, so we have a great list of contacts with references. Call us for your new home project and we can refer you to an architect that fits your needs.

You can see more before and after photos from this kitchen remodel at: http://hauthaus.com/projects.cfm?project_id=11

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