Clairemont Whole House RenovationContemporary Bathroom, Atlanta
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1. Custom cabinetry. Having cabinetry that is fabricated to your exact specifications is a dream come true. Why, yes, I would like specialty storage for my wine glasses in the kitchen. And yes, I do want my bathroom vanity to have knee space and a hidden mirror so I can do my makeup in style. Sounds nice, right? Well, nice comes with a price. And while customization like this is expensive moneywise, I’m talking about the “price” of how long it takes to build. In almost every remodel we do, we make sure all the details for the cabinetry are solidified before the start of the project. That way, the cabinets can go into production while we work on everything else leading up to their installation (demolition, framing, electrical work, sheetrock, painting — the list goes on and on). After all, custom cabinetry is built from scratch. That’s what makes it so special — you have the option to specify every little thing about it. So make sure you communicate with your design team about planning accordingly to allow plenty of time to get the cabinets built and ready to be installed on schedule.
Custom Dressing Table This homeowner wanted a dedicated makeup vanity that was close to a water source. It was designed to look like a piece of furniture, while custom millwork provides the durability and convenience of a built-in.How it was made: This custom piece was made completely out of black walnut and hardwired to the wall to accommodate internal outlets for hair dryers and other beauty tools.“The tops are made of Quartzite for durability, with the exception of the center console, which is walnut, and it flips up to reveal the makeup mirror and additional storage,” says Ilivette Hidalgo-Nilsson, owner of TerraCotta Properties.Why it works: Hidalgo-Nilsson placed it in front of large windows so her client would have the benefit of natural light when applying makeup in the morning. Its custom nature also allowed TerraCotta Properties to create a perfect match to the sink vanities and other wood accents in the rest of the bathroom.Tip: Hidalgo-Nilsson says there’s no need to go completely custom unless you want to and you’re doing an extensive remodel or build. “Find a similar vintage piece, have marble tops installed and hire an electrician to run a power cord through the back so you can keep the hair dryer handy,” she says. Design: TerraCotta Properties; custom millwork: Rick Greenwalt & Sons
One of the cabinetmakers' many projects was crafting this built-in dressing table in the master bath. The beautiful piece includes a marble top, outlets for hair appliances and a flip-up mirror.