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DESIGNER: Cruickshank

Remodeling with Dove
Studio (NKBA members);
PHOTOGRAPHER: Megan
Metcalf, Mae Mae Studios

KITCHEN & BAR

CHALLENGE #2 - WALL WOES

The client asked for an open-plan kitchen with
a wet bar and extensive built-ins for the adjacent
great room. Cruickshank worked with Dove Studio to design the cabinetry, creating a new look for
the space. However, fitting in all the features the
client wanted presented a challenge because the
kitchen footprint remained the same.
To install the microwave, which sits in the wall
at the end of the peninsula, Cruickshank had to
do some rearranging in the adjacent hall bathroom. He shortened the former shower space so
they could thicken the wall to accommodate the
microwave depth. The wall didn't move, but its
boundaries did. Inside the wall, they also had to
rework cast-iron piping to gain more space.
A second issue in the kitchen, which is common to many condo units, had to do with
the ventilation.
"Because it's a high-rise, we couldn't vent the
range hood to the outside, but they wanted a feature hood," said Cruickshank. "We ended up going with a stainless-steel recirculating hood liner
with a custom hood cover that made an attractive
focal point for the kitchen."
The hood has an odor and grease filter, but unfortunately, it does not pull heat out of the building. Still, it was the best solution possible.
CHALLENGE #3 - PLUMBING PROBLEMS

A major directive for the bathrooms was to replace tub-shower combinations with walk-in
showers. With a concrete slab, there was no opportunity to change the plumbing. Cruickshank
widened the showers beyond the area occupied

ABOVE Using large, marble tile

in the master bathroom meant
sloping the floor so that the
entrance would remain level.
To provide a walk-in shower
more spacious than the
previous tub, a trench drain
created symmetry without
moving the plumbing, which
was not an option.

by the earlier tubs, which meant the drain outlet
would be off center. To make it symmetrical, he
raised the shower floor 2.5 inches to accommodate a trench drain.
To move sinks, Cruickshank built out the bottom of a wall in one bathroom to make a double
wall where plumbing could be hidden, and in another bathroom, he accommodated a double wall
by making the vanity top extra deep.
When it was time to lay the large, marble floor
tiles in the master bathroom, Cruickshank noticed
without surprise that the concrete slab was not
level, which he said he and his team have run into
before. In high-rise buildings, thin concrete flooring is made stronger by post-tensioning, however,
these types of floors are often not level. A contractor can level the floor by mudding it up, but
if Cruickshank had done that, there would have
been a 2-in. transition at bathroom door.
"The alternative to leveling it up is flattening
it out in a plane that the marble will sit on," he
said. "That plane is not going to be level, so it's
a compromise."
Now, the floor is level at the door but has a slight
slope in the bathroom. However, no one would
notice unless they decided to roll an actual marble
across the marble.
Despite significant challenges from the street
level to the 42nd floor, the condo renovation project was completed on schedule. Because he had
worked in high-rise buildings in the past, Cruickshank knew not to create too tight a timeline. Understanding that work would be completed at a
pace that would not inconvenience other tenants,
he knew to plan ahead for extra time.
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BACKSPLASH &
COUNTERTOP: Namib
Fantasy Marble; BAR
STOOLS: Mitchell

Gold + Bob Williams;
CABINET HARDWARE:

Restoration Hardware;
CABINETS: Dove Studio;
DISHWASHER: Bosch;
FAUCETS: Delta; HOOD:
Zephyr; HOOD COVER:
St. Udio; LIGHTING: Elco;
MICROWAVE: Amana;
PAINT: Sherwin-Williams;
RANGE: KitchenAid;
REFRIGERATOR: GE
Café; SINK: Elkay;
UNDERCOUNTER
REFRIGERATOR: Marvel;
WINE COOLER: Perlick

MASTER BATHROOM:

DRAIN: LUXE Linear
Drains; LIGHTING: Elco;
SHOWER ENCLOSURE:

Drexler Shower Door;
SHOWER SYSTEM:

Hansgrohe; SHOWER
VALVE & SINK: Mirabelle;
SHOWERHEAD: Moen; TILE:
Topcu & Walker Zanger;
TOILET: American
Standard

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Editor’s Note
Show Note
NKBA Note
Happenings
Hot Topic
Research Roundup
Trends
Better Business
Stories from the Field
Readers’ Choice Award Winners
Wellness Design
Balanced Budget
All Abroad
Solutions
Universal Design
Sustainable Design
What’s Hot
Merging the indoors and outdoors in a Big Easy home
A designer delivers every project request for his long-distance clients
Last Word
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Kitchen & Bath Business - July/August 2020 - Hot Topic
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Kitchen & Bath Business - July/August 2020 - Stories from the Field
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Kitchen & Bath Business - July/August 2020 - Readers’ Choice Award Winners
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Kitchen & Bath Business - July/August 2020 - 43
Kitchen & Bath Business - July/August 2020 - Wellness Design
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Kitchen & Bath Business - July/August 2020 - Balanced Budget
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Kitchen & Bath Business - July/August 2020 - All Abroad
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Kitchen & Bath Business - July/August 2020 - Sustainable Design
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Kitchen & Bath Business - July/August 2020 - What’s Hot
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Kitchen & Bath Business - July/August 2020 - Merging the indoors and outdoors in a Big Easy home
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