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MAR 2013

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Transformations I Photos: Casey Dunn f you work in the design industry, it���s hard not to be captivated by the transformation process ��� taking an ugly, dated or poorly functioning space and making it look and work better for the client. While there���s plenty of hard work involved in taking a project from conception to completion, there���s something inspiring about reviewing where a space started ��� and how it turned out. This month, KBDN���s Transformations department takes a before and after view of a kitchen expansion project that incorporates both aesthetic and functional improvements. t After Before The kitchen in this Austin, TX-based custom home, built in 1995, was getting a bit dated, and the owners also wanted to expand the space and reconpgure it to be more suited for their love of entertaining. However, a major challenge to any kind of expansion was the fact that the second qoor was supported by the prst qoor kitchen walls. COMPANY CIRCLE NO. PAGE Mark Audino, v.p. of Austin, TX-based Audino Construction , Inc. began by bumping out the kitchen into the rear yard and capturing a section of the existing side patio, using a 25'-long steel ���I��� beam to carry the second qoor load where the kitchen walls were removed and bumped out. The extra space allowed for plenty of extra storage, and this was accomplished with Downsview cabinetry with three di���erent pnishes: the Tania Door style with a glossy lacquer, Moda door style using Ambassador Oak and Tania door style with glossy lacquer & stainless steel. The island and perimeter cabinetry is complemented with 3cm Silestone by Cosentino leather grey Amazon with a qat hone pnish and 3cm chocolate brown granite with qat polish (on the larger island). A mosaic travertine backsplash adds an interesting textural element, and complements the Kohler sinks and Grohe LadyLux plumbing pxture with air switch disposal. The right appliances are critical for anyone who likes to entertain, so the clients decided on a stainless steel package including a 48" KitchenAid refrigerator, two KitchenAid dishwashers, a Sharp microwave drawer, Thermador double ovens and cooktop, and a U-Line ice maker and beverage center. LED can lighting and LED under cabinet tape lighting provide both task and ambient lighting, making food prep easier, while three Hubbardton Forge pendants over the small island and a Varaluz Lighting pxture over the larger island add decorative accents. The end result is a spacious kitchen with a good qow that is perfect for entertaining. CIRCLE NO. PAGE 20-20 Technologies 20 34 COMPANY MarketNet Division Interline Creative Group, Inc. 5 8 Antolini 21 37 Mr. Steam 1 1a-1b Blanco America Inc. 12 19 Native Trails 15 25 Blum Inc. 4 6 Osborne Wood Products 31 54 Brizo 14 23 Outwater Plastics 106 59 Chief Architect 24 45 Perlick Corporation 22 39 Cosentino S.A. 7 13 Rangecraft Manufacturing Inc. 104 59 Custom Inserts 102 59 RealView 18 30 Decorative Plumbing & Hardware 28 52 RICKI-Research Institute of Cooking & Research Delta Faucet Company 3 4 Intelligence 32 55 Doug Mockett 11 17 Rohl LLC 37 S2-S3* Forevermark Cabinetry 34 61 Sagehill Designs 8 14 Geberit North America 16, 17, 36 26, 29, S16* 29, 33 53, 57 13 21 Houzer Inc. 23 40 Imperial Cal. Products, Inc. 103 59 International Kitchen Supply 105 59 Jenn-Air 19 31 KBIS 2013 26 48 Keystone Wood Specialties 100 59 Kountry Wood Products, LLC 25 47 LUXE Bath Works, a Twin Star International Brand 6 9 Ad Index Greenpeld Cabinetry SEN Design Group Showplace Wood Products 27 51 Stanisci Design 101 59 Starmark Cabinetry 35 62 SunnyWood 8 14 Top Knobs USA, Inc. 9 15 Vent-A-Hood 2 2-3 Westover Company 30 54 White River Hardwoods 10 16 * Denotes KBIS Show Guide advertiser

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