This couple was looking to transform a spare bedroom into a comfortable inviting place to work at home. A warm stain and glaze over maple with a high degree of attention to detail transformed this room into a delightful and functional retreat. I think Brendan and Trevor have certainly worked their magic here!
Have you ever wondered what you can do with a little bit of leftover space in your home? This client had an L- shaped space approximately 7′ X 8′. This is not such a small space, you may say, however when the request is for an English Pub Bar it’s not so much! In addition, this home owner wanted the option of being able to see the large screened TV on the opposite wall of the adjacent family room. My design solution was to use a lot of paneling and mouldings to create the proper feeling. I paneled the back wall and inserted a large mirror which would reflect the TV so that you could see it while sitting at the bar. We added a bar sink in the corner which was easy as the kitchen sink, and therefore the plumbing, was right on the other side of the wall. We wanted an upper cabinet to store glasses but were unable to utilize the wall space to its left because of the kitchen pass through. The solution was to add another mirror over the sink which gave us good balance and lightness in the midst of all the wood. An ice maker, beverage refrigerator and built-in “kegerator” were also included. I am pleased to say our clients are thrilled with the design, craftsmanship and function of their new English Pub Bar! Next post: Wood You??
Brendan Donovan & Trevor Collins
Welcome to Kitchens for Living! As many of you know I was with Masters Kitchen Gallery since its inception, fifteen years ago plus! We had a nice long run and for that I’m very grateful. At Masters, whenever we needed total custom cabinetry we turned to Brendan Donovan. Since the economy has brought about so many challenges to our business, I have noticed that the segment of our industry that has thrived is the cabinet shop. It is here that one can still find the beauty and soul of a hand-crafted product with flexiblility in price, thanks to low overhead. I’m very excited to be working with Brendan and Trevor and thank them for welcoming me to the team. In the coming posts I will show you what we are working on and how these projects just might relate to you and what you are dreaming about for your own abode. If you have questions about your own kitchen or suggestions drop me a line. I’d love to hear from you.