Claire & Jeffrey's Kitchen: A Few Indulgences

Claire & Jeffrey's Kitchen: A Few Indulgences

Apr 11, 2013

Name: Claire & Jeffrey
Type of Project: Kitchen remodel
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Type of building: Single-family bungalow, 950 square feet

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It's amazing how it all came together after the counters were installed. We decided to go for the subway tile. In a big way. Imagine that. We not only did the backsplash, but we tiled the entire west wall, floor to ceiling, where the range stands. 

We decided to tile all the way up to the ceiling on the west wall that houses the range and range hood to help light bounce around the room.

We also got all of the priming, painting, and final poly-ing done. We installed the light fixtures, faucet, and range, and ordered parts to create a butcher block rolling island. We even hosted an Easter gathering for family and had 4 people in there cooking at once!

The gorgeous piece of walnut we picked out for the live edge floating shelf.

We worked with our good friends (& fellow MCAD grads) Nate and Erin Moren of Tandem Made, who found us the perfect piece of walnut for our floating shelf. So perfect, in fact, that we decided to keep the live edge on it. 

Erin Moren of Tandem Made finishes the walnut shelf.

They routed out the channels for the T-brackets to hold it, as well as a home for the LED strip lighting, finished, delivered, and installed. XO, Tandem Made! We love you.

The shelf was attached to T-brackets attached to the studs prior to drywalling, and a channel was routed out to house the LED tape counter lighting.

Up next? Final reveal.


Estimated time for project: 4-8 weeks
Time remaining: 0 weeks!

Check out the full series (so far) and be sure to join us next week for #11 of Claire & Jeffrey's Diary.

(Images and diary text: Claire Moyle)

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