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Old 09-26-2014, 09:24 PM
 
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Congrats! It is really a lovely remodel. The island is a really nice, custom looking addition. My only concern is the open shelves as I don't think I could keep them looking that good. However, I am happy for you!
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Old 09-28-2014, 07:40 AM
 
Location: My beloved Bluegrass
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The archway was actually sort of a "contractor freebie." Originally we were just going to remove the wall and then drywall and case the opening, but then rumblings (or grumblings) started over how hard it was going to be to drywall over the massive header (3 LVLs sandwiched together). So we started thinking about facing it, but we weren't sure we had the budget. Then the contractor damaged our washer/dryer when doing some work in the basement so they offered to do the oak casing for free. I think they were actually relieved not to have to try and drywall it (and after seeing their drywall work in other parts of the house, we were relieved too). We then had the guys that refinished our floor come in and stain it. They do a lot of work with historic properties and while you can't tell in the pics, they used a multistage process of staining, sanding, staining to give it a nice aged look. I love that it made the opening seem more intentional and really made it a focal point. It's like a nice piece of furniture!
Great choices - because it is gorgeous. So much that I am thinking it would look good in my house too.
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Old 09-28-2014, 08:16 PM
 
Location: Myrtle Beach
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You did a great job - actually an incredible job once you consider budget you worked with. You should take a bow for this one.
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Old 09-29-2014, 07:21 AM
 
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Looks amazing!! Congrats!! good job!!
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