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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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kindraneitz wrote:
What is the name of the island countertop? Is that a marble? - And what is the thickness?
   Comment   June 17, 2014
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It is Carrara marble. Double thickness (2.5")
June 23, 2014 at 11:54AM     
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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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kbiggar
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!
May 11, 2014 at 6:22PM   
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Mostly cost. Using a steel beam is very expensive.
May 11, 2014 at 9:31PM   
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dbedding wrote:
What are the dimensions of the ceiling detail in the TV area? - The beam detail in the ceiling appears to be somewhat raised but not so severe as beams. Trying to get a better understanding of their design and installation. Thanks!
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The "beams" are 1x6 pieces of primed pine. Gave us the detailed look without eating into our ceiling height.
March 3, 2014 at 7:09PM   
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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.
August 18, 2013 at 10:09AM   
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lisabrooklyn19 wrote:
Paint colour - Can I have the wall colour on that far wall please?
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Farrow and Ball's Skimming Stone
June 26, 2013 at 9:03PM     
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Carla Pinate_Kline wrote:
What type of hardwood is that? - thanks
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Rachel Johnson
Oak
March 30, 2014 at 2:49PM   
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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.
March 30, 2014 at 4:24PM     
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sobiaahmed wrote:
Are these square columns custom built or they available otherwise
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These were custom built. Sorry!
November 18, 2012 at 5:09PM   
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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
November 9, 2012 at 4:00AM   
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Sheadottie wrote:
Could you please tell me the light grey paint color?
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thank you!
January 17, 2012 at 8:50PM   
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My pleasure! Good luck with your project.
January 17, 2012 at 8:55PM   
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tmckinney wrote:
What kind of paint does one use to repaint white kitchen cabinets?
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ddem
"Cabinet Coat" by Benjamin Moore is their line of cabinet paint.
November 13, 2011 at 5:23PM   
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Thats a great product. It's tough and it levels and applies beautifully.
December 28, 2012 at 1:27PM   
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Shawni McGraw wrote:
I have been looking for end tables and a coffee table that are metal with glass and I think these ones in the picture are nice but can't really see them well. Where did you get them? I'd like to see them better.
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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!
November 13, 2011 at 3:48PM   
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