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Classic Coastal Colonial Renovation - Great Room traditional-family-room
 

Classic Coastal Colonial Renovation - Great Room

From the homeowner: "I love standing at the center island in the kitchen, taking in what is happening in the entire house. From there I can see out the big windows in the front of the house to the street, out the custom window in the eating area to the backyard, into the mudroom in case someone comes in, what’s happening on the tv, and with the kids in the playroom. It is like the command center of the home."
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September 22, 2014
lindymoore wrote:
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We changed over where the rooms did - beadboard just in family room area. The header is actually a structural beam so we didn't have a choice!
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June 17, 2014
kindraneitz wrote:
What is the name of the island countertop? Is that a marble? - And what is the thickness?
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It is Carrara marble. Double thickness (2.5")
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May 7, 2014
kbiggar wrote:
Did those columns need to be added for support? Is there any way to ge - Is there any way to create an open floor plan without having to add columns like these? Thanks!
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Thank you for your reply. Is there a reason you chose columns over a steel beam? Trying to decide how to do our open floor plan that will somewhat resemble this space. Thanks!
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Mostly cost. Using a steel beam is very expensive.
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March 3, 2014
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The "beams" are 1x6 pieces of primed pine. Gave us the detailed look without eating into our ceiling height.
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August 17, 2013
lisa4956 wrote:
How did you build these columns? - Are basement has similar columns and we accidentally dented one near the base. I see it has a metal sleeve on the corner (that is now dented). Trying to figure out the best repair method.
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Sorry, these columns are wood, no metal.
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June 26, 2013
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Farrow and Ball's Skimming Stone
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December 31, 2012
Carla Pinate_Kline wrote:
What type of hardwood is that? - thanks
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Oak
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The floor looks great! We always recommend Water Based Poly as well. The character grade while a "lower" grade is actually significantly more popular than the higher select grades. As an example here is a 10" wide character White Oak floor with Cabot's BitterSweet stain.
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November 18, 2012
sobiaahmed wrote:
Are these square columns custom built or they available otherwise
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These were custom built. Sorry!
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November 8, 2012
lleelala wrote:
What is the tv built-in stain/glaze?
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This piece is not custom. It is the Library Media Unit from Restoration Hardware
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January 17, 2012
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thank you!
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My pleasure! Good luck with your project.
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November 13, 2011
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"Cabinet Coat" by Benjamin Moore is their line of cabinet paint.
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Thats a great product. It's tough and it levels and applies beautifully.
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November 13, 2011
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These are from Crate and Barrel several years ago. We have many more pictures of this room in the main project/ idea book. Good luck!
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