GARY'S FINE DINING ROOM
- BUILD COFFER CEILING
- REPLACE WINDOWS AND BUILD WINDOW WALL PANELING
- BUILDING FEATURE WALL WITH MIRROR, SILL AND BUILT-IN RADIATOR COVER
- REPLACE STAIRCASE AND FLOORING FOR LANDING AREA
- STAIN AND PAINT
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Before Gary called us to renovate his dining room it had just a couple of couches and a wall mounted TV where Gary and his wife would spend time together. In that same room we had our first onsite consultation and as Gary would say “some people walk into a room and ask why, and others walk into a room and ask Why Not?” That started the creation you see before you in the pictures. Both Gary and I are of Architectural practices and schooling and have a similar eye for concept and design. Gary’s home is a great big house constructed over 100 years ago with very strong bones and high quality craftsmanship that is hard to find nowadays in newly constructed houses. We were both very interested and determined to bring this high level of quality and workmanship back to the house as it so rightfully deserved. We made a plan to make custom ceiling moldings laid out in a perfectly symmetrical pattern. The walls were to be paneled half way up from the floor with custom made wainscoting and finished off with very beautiful and detailed chair rail moldings, base moldings, shoe moldings and shadow boxes created with panel moldings. The plaster walls were repaired to look like new with a level 5 skim coat including a primer and a mesh backing. The ceiling was off level by almost two inches and was cracked and crumbling.
The new ceiling woodwork was installed and the squares created by the pattern were all laminated with new drywall cut to fit thus creating a brand new beautiful level ceiling. The existing windows were removed and replaced with top of the line triple pane insulated double hung sold wood windows. Since these were no ordinary windows we decided to really make them pop by building out the casing moldings 4” from the wall. This gave the entire window wall much more depth and a much stronger and distinguished look and feel. The amount of detail put into the window wall was just a fraction of the entire project. Everything was built custom from high quality grade wood, solid oak stairs were installed, the window and door moldings were routed onsite to match the original moldings of the home, the radiator cover looks and feels built in but is easily removed for access to the radiator. The project was finished with a very special paint that was brought in from England and made the entire project shine. After two months of non-stop work we completed Gary’s home and made his visions a reality. Gary and his lovely wife are amazing people and it was an absolute pleasure to have met them and working with them was even better. We are very proud of the project and are looking forward to the next time around. Please enjoy the pictures of Gary’s fine dining room!