We love that our clients call us back for multiple projects...
sometimes on different houses :-) 

September 9, 2014

So we were delighted when our clients wanted to liven up a boring kitchen in their new home and give them a great view to the back yard that they love… 

First up… getting the space ready for transformation

taking down the Soffits

And the wall dividing the kitchen from the family room. 

Making it an open floor plan that is visually inviting
with a bigger and brighter feel. 

September 22, 2014

Paying attention to details throughout the project,
such as tidying wires...

Proper dust protection

Making sure that the new gas line doesn’t leak

And securing the top of the half wall to support the cantilever counter. 

So that after all the subcontractors have come through,
we are ready for the next step. 

September 29, 2014

The original wall was poorly framed so we needed to make some adjustments.

This is where the two new replacement windows will go,
providing a larger visual landscape for the clients’ backyard. 

October 9, 2014

Rough electrical is complete. The drywall has been primed and the first coat of color has gone on the walls. Bold colors will contrast well with the light colored trim (still to come) around windows and doors. 

Flooring was brought in days ahead of time, and allowed to acclimate to the room.
Here, the hardwood floors are going down. Furniture has been dust protected and shifted around the room to allow the work to be completed. 

October 23, 2014

A pre-finished, natural red oak floor is complete.
Shoe molding will go down around the perimeter of the room. 

Floors have been covered to protect them from damage.
Cabinets are being placed in the kitchen. 

November 3, 2014

Custom kitchen cabinets have been installed, and the crown mouldings are going up. 

November 17, 2014

Our counter-top supplier comes out and measures the space with high-tech lasers
to create a computer model.
The counters are then cut perfectly on special machines in their shop. 

A steel plate supports the raised bar area. 

The counters are seamed here at the sink, because it is the smallest area,
and is therefor less noticeable than in the main counter space. 

But when a seam must occur in the main counter area, they work their magic.
The two slabs are perfectly aligned, clamped together and filled
with a silicone material for a nearly invisible joint. 

Glass tile at the backsplash as well as appliances are going in.
Finally, the clients are getting close. 

Our painter puts his final coat on walls, doors, windows and trims. 

November 28, 2014

Our project is complete.  Right on schedule! 

Maple cabinetry, custom made in Ann Arbor, prefinished Red Oak flooring.

Lighting includes LED recessed cans as well as LED undercabinet lights.

Glass backsplash tiles by Lunada Bay, quartz countertops by Vicostone. 

One wall of vibrant color ties the rooms together. 

Production Manager Glen DiGaetano and Lead designer Susan Amrhein celebrating with our clients.

A fun footnote to this project. 
RDB had the pleasure of renovating the kitchen in our clients’ previous home in 1996 (photo on left). 18 years later, they are empty nesters in a smaller home, but still get to enjoy a gorgeous and well thought-out kitchen by RDB(photo on right). 

For all of our finished photos please visit our profile on Houzz.