We have gotten so much done this week. Although it’s still NOT pretty over here, things are moving right along and right on schedule. If you missed our previous updates, we are participating in the One Room Challenge and re-modeling a Brentwood Kitchen in 6 weeks. It’s a big challenge. If you missed our previous updates you can find WEEK 1 HERE, and WEEK 2 HERE.
So, Week 3 has been all about patching and filling the holes we made last week, touch up and trim painting, and new floor demo and installation.
The electric and plumbing rough in left big holes in the ceilings both upstairs and in the finished basement below. Luckily, the homeowner’s usual paint crew was available and on stand by to swoop in and clean up the mess. While they were there, they also painted the crown molding in our lighter and brighter cabinet color.
Should my cabinet color match my trim color?
People ask me all the time if they should paint their cabinets the same as their trim color. My answer is usually, “that depends”. It really depends on so many factors. In this situation our main goal is to lighten and brighten. So, we planned on painting the crown lighter.
I typically like a creamy white cabinet color that doesn’t always work as a trim color, but in this house with so many dark moldings, it was the perfect color. We used Benjamin Moore Swiss Coffee. My other consideration in choosing cabinet/trim colors is that I usually advise when the crown molding ties into the cabinets that it should be the same color. In this kitchen, it only ties in at the hood.
Since the hood fades in on the sides, we could have done two different paint colors without a big visual difference. But, the same color worked for both.
Out with the old flooring.
The previous flooring had been badly scratched by the client’s two big dogs. The new flooring is being laid now and hopefully will be finished by tomorrow.
We are going with Benjamin Moore Swiss Coffee painted perimeter cabinets with brass hardware, Calacatta Laza quartz for the countertops and backsplash, custom hardwoods, natural white oak island with black hardware, and brass globe lighting.
The Island is being made out of rift sawn oak. See how the flooring has the big grain pattern?
That is what is called flat sawn oak. The rift sawn oak has a linear grain pattern. I’m loving the way the two grain patterns and two different colors are looking together!
Next week, we will be placing the new island and templating for the new countertops. It should be taking a turn for the pretty next week.
We are linking up with the One Room Challenge where there are a couple hundred bloggers all participating in a 6 week room makeover. You can check that out HERE.
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