Going Green Check List
This is a twenty-year-old duplex residence in a controlled community in Birmingham Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania. The homeowner was looking for a dramatic change in the kitchen and the master bathroom.
The original cabinets and appliances were donated to the local Habitat for Humanity Re-store. A win-win for all.
Because of the donation status, care was taken in the deconstruction phase.
The ceramic floor tile was removed as well as the cement board. Care was taken to contain the dust throughout the project.
The narrow exit to the dining room was widened for a better flow.
The sand and cement supplier made short work, placing the material into the garage.
A well-coordinated crew was needed to install the wet-bed and the new floor using new 30 long wood-like tile.
Joe Layton of Layton Stone and Tile does a fine job of every situation he encounters.
Kate Bailey, the designer and painter prepares to work her magic.
Ikea cabinets were selected for the project, and have a unique installation system.
Mark Dougherty installs the Ikea lower rail on which the base cabinets will rest.
Scott Bailey, Larry Deets and Joe Layton pause during installation process.
Finished: cherry cabinets with stone counter tops; stainless appliances and exhaust fan; floor that looks like wood but is tile for easy upkeep.
Several pantries were installed with sliding soshi screen doors.
Microwave drawer encased in the island with a view of soshi screens leading to the entry way.
Table sitting area with custom bench.
Detail of built-in bench for table seating. Soshi leads to entry way.
5 Peaceful Lane West Chester, PA 19380
© Scott K. Bailey