This kitchen remodeling started with an all new room layout, by removing middle partitions that divided the dining and cooking area we combined the rooms into an open space layout. With the elimination of the walls and installation of a new larger window, we allowed more light to come into the house. All new custom-wood kitchen cabinets in two tones of beige for the hood and the island and dark cherry for all other cabinets were installed. Tumbled travertine tiles were installed for the back-splash, and matte-finish seashell limestone counters were installed for both cabinets and the center island. A beam molding, protruding down from the ceilings defining the slopes and angles, was constructed and stained to match the kitchen cabinets and refinished wood floors. Porcelain plank tiles were installed from front door entrance throughout the kitchen area leading into the family room. These porcelain plank tiles are durable, withstand high heat, and also creates a clear definition for the couch and table areas.
Throw Back Time 1997
Award Presented To Giuseppe Abbrancati Gappsi, Upscale project built in Islip, NY uses 60mm Roma I and Roma II stones, both with rounded edges, plus 6-inch square Rustico pavers. The stones are placed in a running bond pattern, beginning at the driveway apron and continuing around each circle. This creates the illusions of changing lines of eight circles that lead to the grand, courtyard circle of a neo-classical, two-level home. Charcoal Rustico stones are used as inserts to enhance flowing lines of the driveway and outline the courtyard, while fans are added between circles to give the driveway a scalloped border. The home’s backyard patio and pool deck incorporate the Roma stone profiles with larger Coral Roma I and Corso stones, combining fan and herringbone and running bond patterns