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LEED Gold - Houston eclectic-kitchen

LEED Gold - Houston

Custom designed island and formaldehyde free cabinets.

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Brittany Arledge wrote:
I was wondering where I can find that black penny round tile?
     Comment   May 22, 2013
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Brittany, I googled penny rounds and found some immediately at overstock.com. Daltile should have them, too. I would let your fingers do the walking.

Good luck!!!
June 14, 2013 at 1:42PM   
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teleshia19 wrote:
where do I obtain a footrest?
   Comment   March 19, 2013
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You can find foot rails at a restaurant and bar supply store, cabinetry hardware stores, or have a metal craftsman custom make one. I would start with online searches for "bar foot rail." There are some sites that sell full rail kits, so you don't have to figure out all the different pieces you need. If you'd rather see and touch first, narrow the search with your city.
Good luck to you!
March 25, 2013 at 6:49PM   
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Raelene Bolton wrote:
Support pole - What is the pole covered in? I have a stand alone support pole in my new reno and I am wondering what to do with it.Thanks
   Comment   July 23, 2012
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I just had to tell you that this kitchen made me smile. I admire the creativity.
January 22, 2013 at 6:36PM     
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Thanks so much! This surfboard island was so much fun to design. When the family moved in, one of the little girls remarked that the house felt like a rock star's house.
January 24, 2013 at 7:02PM     
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mrslooi wrote:
Worktop - How do you fit the worktop around the structural pillar? Did the worktop have to be cut and glued around it? Thanks.
   Comment   May 2, 2012
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Yes, there is seam. There is no way to accomplish this application without one.
August 7, 2013 at 7:33AM   
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Thanks, the seam is not visible in the photo... We have 2 square pillars which we would like to put caesar stone around. Do you think the colour makes a difference to whether a seam is visible or not? Or is there a special technique to make the seam " disappear".
August 7, 2013 at 3:26PM   
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Monarch Renovations wrote:
What is the green countertop material?
   Comment   November 21, 2011
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Thanks for your inquiry! The island counter is a Ceasarstone from their Classico collection in Vivid Green.
November 21, 2011 at 9:46AM   
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olliecarr wrote:
Beautiful floors! What are they? What was your source?
   Comment   June 16, 2014
deborahlchen wrote:
Thick flat edge of quartz - How did you accomplish the thick flat edge of the quartz especially with the curved shape?
   Comment   April 6, 2014

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The family wanted their house to be designed in a "Texas, Deco and industrial style." It took some time for the pair to get a good grasp of the unusual aesthetic request. After several meetings, they came up with a plan that implemented bright color, bold shapes and a clear view of the front yard. Designing the island was one of the most challenging tasks in the kitchen. The island is curved and canted, which made it difficult for the cabinet designer to work with. "He was used to making islands in a box shape, and instead he had to think in curves and in angles," Reardon says. The stainless steel metal bar was built as a footrest, much like what you'd see at a bar. Tile on column: Black Penny tileCountertop: SilestoneIsland: Caesarstone in Apple Martini
This surfboard island, with a black penny-round-covered post, is a fun focal point.
Karen Egly-Thompson added this to 6 Spot-on Places to Use Penny Tiles
ColumnsColumns don’t typically come to mind when one thinks of tile, but penny tile wraps nicely around curved surfaces. The only caveat is whether the seam will match up at the start/end point, and that is a function of the column circumference and the size of the tile and joint on the mesh backing, which all have to be calculated. This column is the star of the kitchen in this Texas industrial- and deco-style home.

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Groovy little island
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Surfboard shape island
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Make it a statement - tool ?
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unique! the simple curves & the footrest....
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60's island
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love this table, esp. if it could be done with a blend of rustic or industrial.
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Shaped island colourful
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green oval island, big picture window
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I like the contrasting pop of color on the island
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I lie the idea of a colored counter and I really like the foot rest
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gusto kitchen
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Material of top counter and why not the color.... If possible.
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OK, now this is very Love the creativity and bold lime green.
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very blonde wood floors and white cupboards
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load bearing column
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even though I'm not a fan of white cabinets - I love how cheerful this is
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Column covered in penny tile - this is intriguing
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Oval island!
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post with island built onto it.
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counter top
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island shape and sink
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Round post in kitchen island cover in penny tile
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color of island
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penny tile wraps nicely around curved surfaces
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column tiles
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