Bud Dietrich, AIA
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jack's place - the kitchen traditional-family-room

jack's place - the kitchen

The space was opened up and made "family central" by removing walls and installing new steel beams above the finished ceiling.

Photography by Mike Kaskel

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February 10, 2013
janieshoemaker wrote:
I love this room! Could you tell me the name of the stone used on the fireplace?
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Bud Dietrich, AIA
It's a natural stone veneer from Buechel Stone in Wisconsin
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September 27, 2012
jopo wrote:
Can you tell me the size of the TV on the wall? Thanks
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Bud Dietrich, AIA
Sorry, I don't recall the size of the television.
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December 21, 2011
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Bud Dietrich, AIA
Sorry but I don't. It was just one of those things the owner had and we thought it'd add to the scene so used it.
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June 29, 2011
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Bud Dietrich, AIA
Hi Jennifer-

The photos are of a remodeling / renovation that was completed in 2006 / 2007. You can e-mail me if you have any other questions or would like more info. My e-mail address is bud@hfdarchitects.com

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The wall that separated the kitchen from the family room and dining room was also removed. In this case, a steel beam was installed above the ceiling line as the span (unsupported length) is quite long.

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