Frank Valdes
Architects & Designers
Bay Village Renovation contemporary-kitchen
 

Bay Village Renovation

URL
http://www.frankvaldes.com

This photo has 11 questions

laura cohn wrote:
faucet - hi, can u tell me the manufacturer of the faucet?
   Comment   June 25, 2014
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
PRO
Bill Fry Construction - Wm. H. Fry Const. Co.
question was answered previously - Restoration Hardware.
Rohl also offers similar.
July 20, 2014 at 4:12AM   
Sign Up to comment
donnamcostanza wrote:
Please explain what the slots to the right of the sink in the counter top are used for
     Comment   February 5, 2013
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
PRO
Frank Valdes
They are groves carved on the sopastone counter to drain that section towards th sink. So you can wash dishes and put them there .
February 5, 2013 at 9:35AM     
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
nessasays
Unique. Innovative. Good looking.
December 7, 2013 at 6:50AM   
Sign Up to comment
Trina Doyle wrote:
Love the sink...where can I locate it?
   Comment   January 22, 2013
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
PRO
Bill Fry Construction - Wm. H. Fry Const. Co.
The sink likely came from the same place as the countertops: http://www.thesoapstoneworks.com/soapstone.htm
You can find lots of interesting information by reading through previous questions.
Such a very nice kitchen, no wonder there are so many questions about it!
:) Rhoda
January 22, 2013 at 10:00AM   
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
James Burr
what is the backsplash material?
March 22, 2013 at 2:11PM     
Sign Up to comment
lightinggal wrote:
what is the name of this soapstone & where can I locate it? - what is the name of this color soapstone? It is very beautiful & warm.
     Comment   August 26, 2012
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
PRO
August 27, 2012 at 8:01AM     
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
jennilund
Can you tell me the name/ color of the backsplash tiles?
November 1, 2013 at 6:50AM   
Sign Up to comment
suzyk1 wrote:
What is the name of the color of soapstone and where can I find it?
   Comment   August 15, 2012
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
PRO
Bill Fry Construction - Wm. H. Fry Const. Co.
The countertops came from here: http://www.thesoapstoneworks.com/soapstone.htm
You can find lots of interesting information by reading through previous questions.
Such a very nice kitchen, no wonder there are so many questions about it!
:) Rhoda
January 22, 2013 at 10:00AM   
Sign Up to comment
cmalo wrote:
Who makes this faucet?
   Comment   June 5, 2012
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
PRO
Frank Valdes
http://www.restorationhardware.com/

They have an entire line at teh restoration hardware store!

Good luck
June 5, 2012 at 1:37PM   
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Holly Berecz
Love the drainage slots. May we use this photo in a blog entry for Marble & Granite, Inc., with appropriate credits of course, to demonstrate the drain concept?
February 11, 2014 at 1:44PM   
Sign Up to comment
lesleyandcharlie wrote:
Would you please tell me the name of the backsplash tile? Thanks!
   Comment   August 19, 2011
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
PRO
Frank Valdes
I used a tile from the Tile Showcase here in Boston - you can see it online as well - http://www.tileshowcase.com/
I dont remember the specific tile
June 19, 2012 at 10:38AM   
Sign Up to comment
bobbibaral wrote:
love your counter and sink was it made of concrete and are there any problems with upkeep? the indentations are there for what reason?
   Comment   April 17, 2011
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
ktmcobs
I have had a soapstone countertop in my kitchen for almost 14 years. I love it and recommend it to anyone with a well lit kitchen. It is a great surface for a working kitchen. The first 2-3 years I was oiling the countertops every 10-14 weeks, but gradually became every 4-6 months and now once a year. Maybe the areas where I work more often I oil every 6-8 months. It is well worth the little bit of maintenance for anyone who truly works in their kitchen!
June 16, 2013 at 5:04PM     
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
marielladlr
Could you tell me where the cabinets are from and what finish was used?
September 26, 2013 at 7:14AM   
Sign Up to comment
tutuarnold wrote:
Brand/color of the cabinets please? Thanks.
   Comment   June 30, 2014
Kathleen Whitmer wrote:
Upkeep - How is the maintenance of the sink? Many water spots. Are there any challenges with having a soapstone sink? I love in CA and out water is very hard. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
   Comment   January 18, 2014
jennilund wrote:
Can you tell me the color / manufacturer of the backsplash tiles?
   Comment   November 3, 2013

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Natalie Myers added this to Your Kitchen: Farmhouse Sinks
Just as we saw a play on materials in the classic kitchens, switching the same sink form to be cast in concrete takes on an industrial modern flair.
SoapstoneAlthough it's in no danger of overtaking granite, soapstone has come into its own as a countertop material. It offers subtle, nuanced beauty yet feels humbler than granite or marble. Pros: Soapstone has a natural softness and depth that fits very well with older and cottage-style homes. Although it usually starts out light to medium gray, it darkens with time. (Most people enjoy the acquired patina, but you may consider this a con.) Cons: Soapstone needs polishing with oil to keep it in top shape. It can crack over time, and it can't handle knife scratches and nicks as well as some other types of stone. The natural roughness of its surface can scuff glassware and china. Cost: $70 to $100 per square foot, installedMore about soapstone kitchen counters
Ivon Street Studio added this to Kitchen Counters: Durable, Easy-Clean Soapstone
Pros: Durability is soapstone's top bragging right. It's not unusual in the northeast parts of the U.S. to find soapstone sinks and wood-burning stoves from the 1800s that are still functioning today, so consider this countertop a lifetime investment. Soapstone is a terrific material for the kitchen, as it's unaffected by heat (proven by its historical use for stoves). Being chemically neutral means that acids like tomatoes and lemon juice won't damage it, and its density makes it impenetrable by everything, including bacteria and would-be stains.Cons: Its talc content makes soapstone softer than some other stone counters, which leads to edges and corners being eased over time. Nicks and scratches may accumulate too, which can be sanded out or considered part of its living patina. When selecting your slab, it's good to know that the greener the slab, the softer it is. So seek out slabs with less of a green cast if you want a harder slab.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

Kristin Fuller added this to kitchen
on Sunday
love soapstone...
paigejeff added this to paigejeff's Ideas
last Saturday
Drainage grooves
beckybbro added this to Kitchen Ideas
last Friday
counter top
psyntax added this to psyntax's ideas
last Thursday
Sink
endorapcat added this to kichen ideas
last Thursday
Soap stone
gbonjour added this to gbonjour's ideas
last Thursday
countertop grooves
caloise320 added this to kitchen sinks
last Thursday
color and drain
lcousar added this to Kitchen
last Thursday
countertop
Janice Mason added this to janice_mason's Ideas
last Wednesday
like the drain space attach to couner
loriphil added this to kitchen
last Tuesday
Soap stone
michellekayky added this to Kitchen Ideas
September 8, 2014
sink
swims added this to swims's Ideas
September 8, 2014
Subway tiles but not the color
doylenerb added this to ideas etc
September 6, 2014
Soapstone ( LUV) to$$$$
redwildgoose added this to Countertops
September 5, 2014
Soapstone
lhhwu added this to Kitchens
September 3, 2014
interesting counter grooves for drainage -- perhaps for a guest cottage or 2nd kitchen
tinakastning added this to kitchen
September 2, 2014
soapstone counter. grooves for drainage. tile has a subtle variation of color that is fabulous.
stckr82 added this to countertops
September 2, 2014
integrated drainer
ellerzy added this to ellerzy's ideas
September 1, 2014
drain grooves for dishes on soapstone
Sarah Short added this to Kitchen Ideas
September 1, 2014
built in drain
tillysskillet added this to tillysskillet's Ideas
September 1, 2014
Tile
daryl8000 added this to Kitchen Ideas
September 1, 2014
tile backsplash
emilieflink added this to Kitchens
August 31, 2014
rbejleri added this to rbejleri's Ideas
August 31, 2014
Soapstone countertop
moabitess added this to moabitess's Ideas
August 30, 2014
Grooves in soapstone
bchaskel added this to Kitchen Ideas
August 29, 2014
Backsplash
rakkerdot added this to lin
August 28, 2014
soap stone
Kelliq added this to Historical ideas
August 27, 2014
Soapstone is so on my list for our renovation
tpughgodsey added this to counter tops
August 27, 2014
Grooves in counter top for drain board
aldieheather added this to kitchen
August 27, 2014
faucet
honora_g added this to Kitchen Ideas
August 26, 2014
Color
aezpica added this to aezpica's Ideas
August 26, 2014
Back splash and countertop
Brenda Carroll added this to brenda_carroll5097338's Ideas
August 25, 2014
Sink
mbnyce added this to pln ideas
August 24, 2014
counter top, drain board and sink
katieeldred added this to katieeldred's Ideas
August 24, 2014
Might be nice in white kitchen
mjs73 added this to mjs73's Ideas
August 23, 2014
Drain boards
kvgiordano added this to kvgiordano's Ideas
August 23, 2014
Cut outs for water drainage
thefarm727 added this to thefarm727's ideas
August 22, 2014
everthing
Iryna Tkachuk added this to Kitchen
August 20, 2014
Soapstone counter with integrated sink
perrito42 added this to perrito42's Ideas
August 20, 2014
Soapstone countertop
dmichalak added this to Kitchens
August 19, 2014
Grooves in countertop
tennisdi added this to tennis di's ideas for Abby's kitchen
August 19, 2014
pretty blue backsplash tile; not too bold
kimkirsch added this to Kitchens
August 19, 2014
sink
RusticSinks.com added this to Rustic Sinks
August 19, 2014
Soapstone sink
averina added this to Kitchen
August 19, 2014
Draining counter area is interesting. How to keep the slats clean...?
robinheneghan added this to robinheneghan's ideas
August 19, 2014
Sink and counter strainer built in
vwellstead added this to vwellstead's ideas
August 18, 2014
SINK
Beth Abbott added this to beth_abbott8680318's Ideas
August 18, 2014
Awesome sink with integrated drainer
ddtid55 added this to Kitchens
August 18, 2014
soapstone
maryludlam added this to kitchen
August 17, 2014
drainboard
annabanana780 added this to laundry room
August 16, 2014
Soapstone grooved drain tray on counter
Fran Helms added this to kitchen counters, cabinets, etc.
August 16, 2014
soapstone counter
muffergirl added this to kitchens
August 13, 2014
Sink
kksparks added this to Kitchen ideas
August 11, 2014
Faucet and grooves
ndekrey added this to ndekrey's Ideas
August 10, 2014
Slots for draining
Rosemary Bormann added this to rosemary_bormann's Ideas
August 10, 2014
soapstone
Shannon Jahn added this to Farm House - Kitchen
August 10, 2014
Soapstone
blueridgecowgirl added this to Kitchen Ideas
August 10, 2014
soap stone counters
rachella506 added this to Kitchen Ideas
August 10, 2014
SOAPSTONE
abwichman added this to kitchen
August 9, 2014
Soapstone with drain grooves
tleepeterson added this to tleepeterson's ideas
August 8, 2014
countertops
174173abcd added this to New Kitchen
August 8, 2014
here is our backsplash
Nancy Curnutt added this to nancy_curnutt's Ideas
August 5, 2014
Sink
M One Bloc Ltd added this to raymmak's ideas
August 5, 2014
Just as we saw a play on materials in the classic kitchens, switching the same sink form to be cast in concrete takes on an industrial modern flair.
Boulder Valley Builders LLC added this to Ithica
August 4, 2014
Soapstone sink and grooves for dishrack
kptownsend added this to dream kitchen
August 3, 2014
Soapstone info
big_88_ca added this to big_88_ca's Ideas
July 31, 2014
Drains comptoir
bitsyx4 added this to Kitchen sink
July 30, 2014
Very cool
anniekrat added this to Kitchen Remodel
July 28, 2014
Soapstone countertop with integrated drain-off and subway tile backsplash.
pattireid1950 added this to pattireid1950's Ideas
July 27, 2014
Sink and side board
Kim Evans added this to Kitchen Ideas
July 27, 2014
Countertop
winkmary added this to Kitchen Ideas
July 27, 2014
Soapstone sink and counter
psicrystal added this to psicrystal's Ideas
July 26, 2014
Benita
Lisa Hershock added this to Lisa Hershock's Ideas
July 26, 2014
Kitchen soapstone sink
Mellie Meston added this to kitchen ideas
July 25, 2014
cut drain boards into counter mmm.... think on this
ellenfoto added this to kitchen
July 25, 2014
soapstone sink & counters!!
eroberts12 added this to eroberts12's ideas
July 22, 2014
interesting drain board
Melek Pulatkonak added this to kitchen
July 22, 2014
sink
grmurp added this to grmurp's ideas
July 22, 2014
Love copper sink and counters
lishahebert added this to lishahebert's Ideas
July 21, 2014
kitchen
juliejacques added this to juliejacques's ideas
July 21, 2014
Dark soapstone counter sink nice faucet
cranny added this to cranny's ideas
July 20, 2014
Drain board
Lori Hansen added this to Kitchen
July 20, 2014
ideal sink
mhackett1 added this to kitchen
July 20, 2014
I love the soapstone countertops that have been cut for built in dish drainage. Also love the subway tile
mizli added this to Bathroom Ideas
July 19, 2014
Soapstone countertops with tile backsplash
Ryan Melcher added this to ryan_melcher's Ideas
July 18, 2014
layout and tiles and soapstone
jkennerknecht added this to cullinan counters
July 18, 2014
sink drain grooves? come clients like them...
tbliesner added this to tbliesner's Ideas
July 17, 2014
Backsplash
heyjeff added this to kitchens
July 17, 2014
Drainage
jeffdietel added this to kitchen
July 16, 2014
interesting tile
estott added this to estott's Ideas
July 16, 2014
Sink
Ennis TBP added this to ennistbp's ideas
July 15, 2014
purple tile
white126 added this to white126's Ideas
July 14, 2014
Counters
lhisaw added this to lhisaw's ideas
July 14, 2014
Countertop draining and color
lalmirch added this to lalmirch's ideas
July 13, 2014
Soapstone countertops
scottwenna added this to Kitchen
July 13, 2014
Tap
wrightcy added this to wrightcy's Ideas
July 13, 2014
color of cabinets
margirogers added this to Concrete Floors and Countertops
July 13, 2014
soapstone
nidhi77 added this to nidhi77's Ideas
July 13, 2014
Kitchen sink idea
kbenstead added this to kbenstead's Ideas
July 13, 2014
Like the sink & counter tops
Emmy Beatty added this to emmy_beatty's Ideas
July 12, 2014
The sink
Apartment Dweller added this to Kitchen Ideas
July 12, 2014
Countertop w/subway tiles
wsstewart added this to wsstewart's Ideas
July 12, 2014
Concrete
rachelprickett added this to Kitchen Ideas
July 12, 2014
Drain Grooves in soapstone
jenimperial added this to Kitchen Ideas
July 12, 2014
I like the color of the soapstone.
bwebb5 added this to Kitchen Ideas
July 11, 2014
Soapstone and cabinets
rebe77ca added this to Bathroom
July 10, 2014
Soapstone countertop and sink
Kerry Marotta added this to Kitchen Ideas
July 8, 2014
soapstone counter
jenmp added this to Archive 2: old photos not used
July 7, 2014
draining board @ kitchen sink, zellige tile @ backsplash
alykj added this to Kitchen
July 7, 2014
soapstone
laurieandscott added this to laurieandscott's Ideas
July 6, 2014
Sink and counter top
schlec3 added this to schlec3's Ideas
July 6, 2014
Sink
gazebo301 added this to kitchen envy
July 6, 2014
soapstone counter w/drainboard
kleinejl added this to Kitchen
July 5, 2014
Counter & sink
krisjackson77 added this to kitchen
July 4, 2014
Sink
drob7887 added this to drob7887's ideas
July 3, 2014
built in dish drainer
stacyyates2014 added this to stacyyates2014's Ideas
July 3, 2014
Soapstone sink
macmarsh added this to macmarsh's ideas
July 3, 2014
Soapstone farmhouse sink
julsmc added this to julsmc's ideas
July 2, 2014
soapstone
naomischmal added this to naomischmal's Ideas
July 2, 2014
Kitchen facet
tim_and_zoe added this to Kitchen
July 2, 2014
Counter, tiles
geogann added this to Kitchen Ideas
July 2, 2014
soap stone
amyrosesings added this to Kitchen
July 2, 2014
Soapstone
pami added this to pami's ideas
June 30, 2014
Sink style
bunnynyc added this to kitchen
June 30, 2014
Color of tile
laimarivers added this to laimarivers's ideas
June 30, 2014
grooves?
anagf added this to anagf's ideas
June 30, 2014
fregadero igual que encimera
robwaugh added this to Ali
June 30, 2014
Kitchen sink
youngjoyoung added this to Bathroom
June 30, 2014
sink
niccinorton added this to Kitchen Ideas
June 29, 2014
Soapstone is a terrific material for the kitchen, as it's unaffected by heat (proven by its historical use for stoves). Being chemically neutral means that acids like tomatoes and lemon juice won't damage it, and its density makes it impenetrable by everything, including bacteria and would-be stains. Cons are that it is softer, so edges can wear over time and will accumulate nicks and scratches. The greener the slab, the softer it is.
farleychase added this to farleychase's Ideas
June 29, 2014
Ridges could be good
bruceschmeiser added this to bruceschmeiser's ideas
June 29, 2014
like the soapstone with drain and sink
cynthesizer77 added this to cynthesizer77's Ideas
June 29, 2014
Drain area next to sink?
elizadogg added this to fab kitchens
June 29, 2014
Grooves for fish drying drain to sink
centeredfocus added this to Kitchen Ideas
June 28, 2014
tile
Margie Donald McCoin added this to kitchens
June 28, 2014
soapstone counters w/drainboard
jasper508 added this to jasper508's Ideas
June 28, 2014
Backsplash, sink
sarahkeddie added this to dream home
June 27, 2014
Counters and sunk
rosemail added this to For Bodden Town
June 26, 2014
drain board
jmfallc2012 added this to jmfallc2012's ideas
June 26, 2014
counter with drain etched in
amthlee added this to Kitchen Ideas
June 26, 2014
soapstone counters
tomso added this to tomso's Ideas
June 26, 2014
שיש
kathmud added this to kathmud's Ideas
June 25, 2014
Mary craft room
laura cohn added this to unusually shaped kitchens
June 25, 2014
soapstone
brucepopking added this to brucepopking's ideas
June 25, 2014
Channels
normaflood added this to normaflood's ideas
June 25, 2014
Soapstone-wood look (bathrooms?)
lisaa007 added this to lisaa007Sandy
June 24, 2014
Like backsplash tile
Tawni Hammons added this to Tawni Hammons's Ideas
June 24, 2014
Farm sink
mel_payne added this to Remodel 2014 Kitchen
June 23, 2014
soapstone countertop, sink grooves for drainage
fjeffrey added this to Kitchen Ideas
June 23, 2014
what is this counter?
anitabu added this to countertops
June 23, 2014
Soapstone
bigbucksally added this to Kitchen Ideas
June 22, 2014
Soapstone
jillbuttles added this to jillbuttles's Ideas
June 22, 2014
Countrrtop
donya1 added this to kitchen
June 22, 2014
Backsplash
matt20007 added this to kitchen
June 22, 2014
grooves
Rob T added this to Kitchen & Dining
June 22, 2014
Soapstone countertops http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/3561803/list/Counter-Intelligence--Durable--Easy-Clean-Soapstone
rabeltins added this to New home
June 22, 2014
Website on soap stone
Vicki Hutcheson added this to vicki_hutcheson's ideas
June 22, 2014
Makes sense to groove granite
drsusan added this to kitchen 2
June 22, 2014
When selecting your slab, it's good to know that the greener the slab, the softer it is. So seek out slabs with less of a green cast if you want a harder slab.
gnkwarp added this to kitchen
June 22, 2014
Grooves by sink
jsherratt added this to kitchen pics
June 22, 2014
soapstone less green the better hardness
donna526 added this to donna526's ideas
June 22, 2014
soap stone countertop option
lulamaude added this to Farm Kitchen
June 22, 2014
soapstone
Kimberly Johnson added this to Kitchens
June 22, 2014
Pros: Durability is soapstone's top bragging right. It's not unusual in the northeast parts of the U.S. to find soapstone sinks and wood-burning stoves from the 1800s that are still functioning today, so consider this countertop a lifetime investment. Soapstone is a terrific material for the kitchen, as it's unaffected by heat (proven by its historical use for stoves). Being chemically neutral means that acids like tomatoes and lemon juice won't damage it, and its density makes it impenetrable by everything, including bacteria and would-be stains. Cons: Its talc content makes soapstone softer than some other stone counters, which leads to edges and corners being eased over time. Nicks and scratches may accumulate too, which can be sanded out or considered part of its living patina. When selecting your slab, it's good to know that the greener the slab, the softer it is. So seek out slabs with less of a green cast if you want a harder slab.
pennyweeks added this to Kitchen Ideas
June 22, 2014
the integrated drainboard
suswanee added this to Kitchens
June 22, 2014
love this too
janorcas added this to Products For Orcas House
June 22, 2014
Kitchen sink
mimiwolch added this to mimiwolch's Ideas
June 22, 2014
Backsplash
Jamie Wright added this to Design Ideas
June 22, 2014
Fabulously functional
debpokel added this to Kitchen options
June 22, 2014
Soapstone...stick with hues that are less green for more durability
Amy Stapleton added this to amy_stapleton's ideas
June 22, 2014
Soapstone counters- pros and cons article.
janettesemmens added this to janettesemmens's Ideas
June 22, 2014
Sink size
dabruzzesa added this to Kitchen Ideas
June 22, 2014
what it says about soapstone
george2005 added this to george2005's ideas
June 22, 2014
soap stone
Dennis Valade added this to djvalade's ideas
June 22, 2014
Soapstone with a unique subway tile color makes a nice combination to consider.
schuboymom added this to schuboymom's Ideas
June 22, 2014
Sink
foreverblowingbubbles added this to foreverblowingbubbles's ideas
June 22, 2014
soapstone kitchen bench
manninga33 added this to craftsman kitchen
June 21, 2014
backsplash w/ soapstone top
dustyeee added this to Kitchen Ideas
June 19, 2014
soapstone color
pwbarber added this to pwbarber's Ideas
June 19, 2014
Tile backsplash
fragiledragon64 added this to Kitchen ideas
June 18, 2014
Built-in drain board. Soapstone
cvandussen added this to cvandussen's Ideas
June 18, 2014
Like the backsplash
bjwhison added this to Kitchen
June 17, 2014
soapstone sink/counteres
lmlhope added this to Kitchen Ideas
June 17, 2014
Built in drain board
lsheridan added this to New repairs
June 16, 2014
Sink.
joannreidy added this to Kitchen Counter
June 16, 2014
Like the grooves
Carrie Jean Jones added this to carriejean062's Ideas
June 16, 2014
My sink
scape added this to Buck
June 15, 2014
soapstone sink/counter with integral drain board
rich1629 added this to kitchen
June 15, 2014
Countertops
kfwshoward added this to kitchen
June 14, 2014
soapstone
© 2014 Houzz Inc.
Houzz® The new way to design your home™