Denise DeCoster Architect
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January 20, 2014
huangchenyu wrote:
lovely! will the doors be able to shield some noise and smell?
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Denise DeCoster Architect

Sure. The doors, when closed, would help contain cooking odors as well as noise in the kitchen area just like a typical passage door.
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April 27, 2012
didagena wrote:
Ceiling beam as divider between dining and kitchen? - Is the beam between the dining and kitchen area there because a wall was knocked down? We want to open up the wall between our kitchen and dining area but want to maintain about a 6" cornice on the dining side. Can this be done in a similar way to this project by creating what looks like a beam? Our designer says that we need to lower the entire ceining in the kitchen which we don't want to do...
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Denise DeCoster Architect
In this project, the configuration of the opening for the doors was set by aesthetic considerations.

I do think you could create a 'beam' as long as you have adequate structure to carry the weight of the doors. However, your designer really should consult with the hardware manufacturer's technical support for necessary hardware clearances and maintenance access. We used Hafele Hawa hardware for this project.
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April 8, 2012
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Where did you source the doors? Thanks.
    Bookmark   April 15, 2014 at 4:37PM
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Denise DeCoster Architect

These doors were custom made for this project by Modular Molding Company, Inc. (
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