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New Year... New Display!

Our new Embassy by Omega Cabinetry display is COMPLETE! We are calling it "California Contemporary". The sleek pure white SileStone counters compliment the warm maple cabinetry and beachy glass backsplash tile (thank you Nate Picard of Picard Tiling!). This display houses a variety of cool storage inserts while keeping the design really simple and clean. We are featuring a fully integrated SubZero Refrigerator/Freezer combo unit and a Wolf Microwave Drawer. The simple square undermount sink is by Dawn and the contemporary faucet is by Waterstone Faucets, made in California.

Stop in soon to check it out in person!

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Integrating an Antique Slate Sink into a New Kitchen Design

The “old” ….. like new

When most people think of a “new” kitchen, they automatically think all of the elements are…. well, new. This isn’t always the case. I’ve designed entire kitchens around existing pieces such as a vintage range, butcher block top, and most recently, a gigantic double basin slate sink.

My client was very specific about including the existing 5 foot long slate sink in her “new” kitchen. She felt that the sink would help retain some of the original cottage charm of the beach house. I couldn’t have agreed more! The slate sink created such a lovely counter-balance to the brand new painted cabinetry, modern appliances and Silestone countertop.

Problem: The slate sink had seen a better day. It was stained and cracked from years of use. The sink also had an irregular shape on the bottom, most likely a result of accommodating the original base.

Solution: We contacted our local stone fabricator and he agreed to remove the sink, painstakingly restore it to its original beauty, and then reinstall it into the new custom cabinet. When I designed the new base for the sink, I decided to conceal the funny shape on the bottom. This would eliminate the visual busy-ness therefore accentuating the clean lines of the rich black slate.

All-in-all, I think it’s simply fabulous!

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