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A Custom Kitchen in Progress: Part 1

Kitchen Envy…
I’ve started a new project- basically a gut of a kitchen in 
the Knox- Henderson area of Dallas.
My client, New York, New York and I have covered our 
bases, starting with the new cabinetry.
I recommended: Custom 

NY, NY wants: Semi- Custom

I recommended: Glass fronts

NY, NY wants: All wood

I recommended: The white kitchen above (to get out of my system)

NY, NY wants: The opposite:)
(you see how this is going!)
This is an example of a Designer/Client collaborative effort…
which is working…really it is!:)
Here’s the before:
and here is the drawing for the after…
A bit more modern-
The drawing doesn’t show the cove crown to the ceiling as well as the 
hardware or countertops… I’m crossing my fingers for Silestone and a granite island.
Here’s a slight addition on my part:)
Proposed After:

Once we were satisfied with the overall design, 
next was the backsplash tile-
I recommended: 
Linear mosaic… great colors to go with a silver gray quartz counter
NY, NY wants:
But… with the removal of the tropical brown granite and 
addition of some white glass
(my original Plan A until I found the above!)
I’m pushing for the compromise:
Custom tile pattern from Arizona Tile
1. Choose your colors

2. From hundreds of choices

3. Put in the the computer program
by percentage of color preference…
and it’s yours-
My job is to propose ideas that will work and 
the client makes the decision…
The one decision made is semi-custom cabinetry
by Kraftmaid. I have to say I am impressed with the 
multitude of options available.
Visit to see what I mean
I will update as the plan progresses…
I’m glad New York, New York has good taste:)
Until next time,

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