• Samia Verbist

One Room Challenge - Fall 2019 - Week 4 of a Kitchen Remodel

Updated: Mar 4

As I mentioned in my previously post, One Room Challenge (ORC) is not a competition, it is a way to show all the creativity of designers, of people who love to create beautiful spaces. During six weeks (twice a year Spring and Fall), all of us will share with you the process of transforming a room in six weeks! And I am really proud to participate for the first time to the ORC as a guest participant!

So, I'm sure you remember the beautiful color of my kitchen cabinets that match my outfit! Yes this is "Bali" from Benjamin Moore...

"Bali" 702 from Benjamin Moore. I love it!

Gold Calcutta Quartz Slab

Now it is time for a major piece: countertop!

I chose to work with a company I love, Di Franco Stone Specialist in Anaheim, CA because they own this family business for more than 30 years, they really take care of their clients and they have an amazing choice of stone. My choice is a gold calacatta quartz like this one.

Beautiful, isn't it?!

So, Tony Di Franco and his team came to remove the old countertop at the beginning of the project. Then, he took all the measurements, sent me the material layout (it is really great because you can review the layout prior to fabrication and visualize exactly your countertop). After that, they started the fabrication and manufacturing of all the pieces before the installation.

Here is the final material layout:

As you can see, because of the size of the counter, it comes in 3 pieces. Look at the flow of the veins, it's magnificent!

They install the undermount sink at the same time.

So, now it is time to reveal you the installation of the countertop and the sink!

Now the countertop is installed....

The room is already brighter! If you forgot, look at this quick before/after and remember it is not ending!

See you next week for another big reveal!!!

Your Dedicated French Interior Designer








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