Published at Wednesday, May 16th 2018. In kitchen. By Piedad etxebarria.
Marion also Barrie spend their winters in prize Desert, California with wanted the project completed while they were away. Steeves did a preparatory consultation at the house in December previously they left, taking measurements also understanding the clients' wishes, before the parties separated.
"This was the ultimate test in my methodology," she says. since most of her work was done away from the house with feedback from the clients came via email, telephone calls plus video chats. During her walk‐through she got a feel for the clients' wishes plus needs.
"I have very specific questions I ask them," she says. She listens to what clients say they like about their house as well as what they don`t, what`s a priority in‐conjunction with what isn´t, styles they gravitate toward etc. — sometimes without the clients´ realizing what’s going on. "I’ve done my job when they tell me that I‘ve read their minds," Steeves says.
AFTER: Steeves suggested that Marion reface the 30 linear feet of perimeter cabinets as well as 10 linear feet of cabinetry in the dining area in‐conjunction with leave the island as is. "At first she desired to reface everything," says Steeves.
But after seeing specimens of similar cabinet combinations on House, they decided that the dark island shall add more depth to the kitchen in‐conjunction with save money for other project priorities. "Budgetary considerations always come into play," says Steeves.
It cost $25,000, including labor to replace all perimeter cabinet doors with drawers also end panels as well as toe kicks with new ones painted Benjamin Moore‘s White Dove. Steeves says they contemplated simply having the doors refinished, but in the end decided to replace them.
Everything needed to be removed regardless with Steeves says that it shall have fetch more in time as well as labor to remove, sand down with refinish them than it did to replace them. Merit Cabinets also couldn‘t warranty the finish wouldn’t bubble or crack, since they will be applying a new end over an existing one. "For these two reasons we decided to replace [or reface] rather than refinish," says Steeves.
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