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Another issue was a dropped header that began on the kitchen wall and
extended through the living room to an exterior wall, separating an open space
for no apparent reason.The design team wanted to eliminate the wall separating the kitchen and living room, so the support beams had to be recessed into
the attic so they were not visible.
According to Reese, some of the gas lines and fire suppression equipment
were " hidden " behind thick insulation, three branch lines had to be rerouted
into the attic around other obstacles, and the sprinklers needed to be lowered.
" A regular plumber can't do this, so that meant hiring another tradesperson
and obtaining another permit, " she explained.
The original floors in the living room, kitchen and breakfast room were
not level, so those all needed to be raised up, which required the need to lift
and rebuild the thresholds of the exterior doors and windows on the back
of the house. Because the doors were commercial products, this required a
commercial specialist.
The final challenge came with the desire for three countertop materials
at the seating island, which includes multiple levels so that people can sit or
stand. The husband wanted to define these areas with different countertop
materials - walnut for the bar seating level, white quartz with waterfalls on
three sides and a gray quartz for the table-height level.
" The three materials were meticulously engineered so that no visible supports could be seen from the exterior, " said Sutton. " The stone and wood
integrate perfectly with one another.

ACTIONABLE ADVICE

SOURCES
DESIGNER: Rebecca
Sutton, AKBD, Kitchen
Design Concepts;
PHOTOGRAPHER: Lance
Selgo, Unique Exposure
Photography
BACKSPLASH: Marble
Systems; CABINETS:

Elmwood by Cabico;

COOKTOP & WALL
OVENS: Miele; FAUCETS:
Waterstone; FLOORING:
Interceramic; HARDWARE:
Emtek; HOOD: Zephyr;
MICROWAVE: Panasonic;
QUARTZ COUNTERTOPS:

Caesarstone;

REFRIGERATION: Sub-Zero

According to Reese, her firm's philosophy is to
identify great trade partners and then stick with
them, which she says has served them well.
" We work with them year after year and know
we will get the same level of quality during every
project, " she said. " You define certain needs for various installations, and they learn them the first time.
Repeat customers often request the same tradespeople from previous projects, and the selection of
our trade partners is part of our brand experience. "
Sutton also suggests inspecting your work as
you move along through the project and not waiting until you have a huge punch list the customer
is waiting for you to get through in the end.
" The project completion date was of the utmost importance in this project because we were
required to be finished before the wife's due date, "
she added. " Overall, the design for this project was
time consuming and required a lot of innovation
to meet all the requirements, but having great
industry partners and clients was key - it was a
homerun for everyone. "
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