Colt put up the crown molding on our kitchen cabinetry today. This really made the cabinets come together nicely.
Our granite countertops were installed today! We went with New Venetian Gold granite and we actually picked out the slabs directly from Midwest Tile, Marble & Granite in Lincoln. We tried to select a set of slabs that had veining to add some character, especially since the island is such a large surface. The island has 12″ overhangs on three sides, so there’s plenty of room to slide up with stools. The granite itself is supported by a piece of 1/4″ plate steel to help bear the weight without needing corbels (brackets).
For our kitchen sink we chose a Blanco Diamond Silgranit II in the color Biscotti. This is an undermount sink that is also composed of granite so it has all the same benefits of heat and scratch resistance as well.
All of the interior doors are hung and base trim and casing are going up quickly! For interior doors we went with raised 6-panel oak doors throughout. These are a solid core door from Bayer Built and are pre-finished in a Chestnut color. For trim we went with a 4″ oak base with corner blocks, and for casing we selected 3 1/4″ oak with rosette corners, all pre-finished in a Chestnut color to match the doors.
Our LVT (luxury vinyl tile) installation has begun. We went with Armstrong Alterna in beige with a driftwood grout color. We decided to go with a 3-way opus pattern in the kitchen and dining area and are also using this same tile in the bathrooms, but in a regular 16″ pattern. The LVT looks very similar to a ceramic tile, but is much warmer.
Colt and I began setting the cabinets this weekend. These are Bridgewood custom cabinets that we purchased through Lifestyle Kitchens in Hastings. They are hickory construction with Richfield raised panel soft close doors and a saddle brown finish. They also have solid wood, dovetail drawers with full extension soft close guides. We went with a staggered height look and crown molding to provide some additional character and definition to the space.