Qualified Remodeler Magazine

JAN 2019

Qualified Remodeler helps independent remodeling firms to survive, become more professional and more profitable by providing must-have business information, namely best business practices, new product information and timely design ideas.

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I need some curves. Think Frank Gehry, think Bilbao." The best place to recreate the kitchen was in the large loƁ space itself. The outsized industrial windows in that area brought in light from the north—the ideal artist's light and certainly much better than the artificial light that had been rigged in the old, skinny kitchen cave. It would also give the client the room she needed to cook and en- tertain, which she does oƁen, thereby taking a page out of the great room tradition to create a space that incorporated the living room, dining area and kitchen. But we needed to make sure the mass of the new kitchen did not feel so massive that it took over the space. Everything in a loƁ kitchen becomes a kind of furniture because it's all out in the open all the time, so it was important to make the cabinetry and appliances not feel too pronounced to overpower the space. Seeking Curvature Originally, the client wanted curved cabinetry, but it didn't fit the budget. She also didn't want any up- per cabinets right in the workspace. "I simply don't like them and find them very disruptive," she noted. We were able to respond to her desire for some- thing expressive, however, by curving the soffits; one of them is required for a sprinkler head loca- tion that we couldn't move, anyway. Ultimately, we used the constraint to create a desired design element. The heƁ of the curves along the ceiling MASTER DESIGN AWARDS 2018 KITCHEN $75,000-$150,000 | GOLD COMPANY INFORMATION ADAMS + BEASLEY ASSOCIATES Carlisle, Mass. adamsbeasley.com PROJECT INFORMATION Project name: CLEAN CURVES Project location: BOSTON'S SOWA ART & DESIGN DISTRICT Square footage: 630 Project cost: $120,000 PRODUCT INFORMATION Appliances: THERMADOR PURCHASED FROM YALE APPLIANCES Plumbing fixtures: ROHL PURCHASED FROM YALE APPLIANCES Sink: YALE CUSTOM Track lighting: JOHN HEAD FROM WOLFER'S Undercabinet lighting: HÄFELE LOOX Millwork, including island, bookshelves: ADAMS + BEASLEY MILLWORK SHOP Cabinet hardware: MOCKETT CONCEALED EDGE PULLS Stone: DORADO SOAPSTONE INSTALLED BY ADAMO STONE FABRICATORS BEFORE BEFORE QUALIFIEDREMODELER.COM QR JANUARY 2019 31

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