Almost wrapped up on this #kitchenremodel... we put a couple of the old counter tops back in place till the new quartz counters are installed. We need to make a few adjustments to the doors and install the #crownmolding.... we will come back to do the #backsplash after the counters are in....
This is how the subway tile will die into the crown. Our goal, and we know it’s not always possible, is to have full tiles at the top and bottom of our shower or at least very close to full. In order to achieve this, you need the right ceiling height, tile size, crown and backer size. This takes a little bit of planning as I’m sure you can imagine. With this particular crown profile and the normal 1x3 backer we use with a 1/4” reveal, the top tile would’ve had about a 1/4”+/- rip cut, so in order to eliminate this we had to drop the 1x3 to about 9/16” reveal (swipe). After having the square backer up and a full piece of crown for the client to see, they just weren’t really digging the look. So we showed them the beaded backer as an option and they were sold. The added bead allows us to come down to the height we need for full tiles but also doesn’t look like we had to. Our hopes were to have a cohesive look between the two. Again, choices are endless and you can second guess yourself on everything but sometimes you just have to make the call and go with it. This is a @kuikenbrothers combo of 332 crown and 107 beaded casing.
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Today I got to go back and check out the paint job on a job I finished up earlier this summer. The customer wanted their crown molding to go to the ceiling without raising their upper cabinets, and they wanted to paint it all white later on. I did a 12” freeze molding with 5 1/2” crown and a couple other trim belts to break up the openness of the freeze molding. It’s always cool the see finished product when everything comes together! #crownmolding #woodworking #carpentry
This is our hallway that leads to bedrooms. It was dark and narrow. The ceilings are obviously not tall and they definitely felt like it too. I wanted to make it feel bright and tall. First thing that I tackled was retexturing the walls. From... well I don’t even know what to call the texture that the walls had before. But I made them supper smooth. I had the design all figured out, I just had to find the molding that I wanted to use. I had a specific detail for the chair rail that I wanted to use and it took me quite some time to find it. I visited many shops, looked online and finally found it at Mission Moulding & Wood Spec 🤗. Next was calculating the layout. Making sure that all the negative space is just the right size, deciding on the picture frame molding sizes and how many of them. I also decided to make the top picture frame molding taller than the bottom ones. That makes the illusion of the room being taller and also draws the eye up. The crown molding is made from two separate components to make it feel grand. And of course, when all painted white (just the right white color) it all comes together. The flooring was also upgraded to the same tile that we used in the living room to make it all flow together. I love walking in the hallway 😊. It feels bright and tall. I did it all by myself (it wasn’t easy) so you can do it as well if you put your mind to it😉.
Had the chance to stop by an old customers today and see what the new paint and brick turned out. Love the new look. We came in here to do some new posts and beams, fascia, new door, and dress up the front with new window packs and some crown mould on top.
Little did we know we would run into some serious rot problems. But we took it on the chin and persevered.
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