We’re so excited to finally share the first update from designer Martin Spicuzza featuring a kitchen remodel project he is working on in Arlington Heights, a northwest Chicago suburb. You can learn more about Martin and Studio Spicuzza in our September post.
On this exciting remodel, the following work has been completed to date:
- The existing kitchen has been gutted.
- The electrical for all of the appliances and light fixtures has been roughed in.
- The plumbing has been relocated to accommodate the new location of the sink and dishwasher.
- The venting for the exhaust hood is in place.
- The plywood subfloor is going in, however, the unfilled travertine tiles will be installed after the cabinets are in, which is very unusual. Because the tiles are not calibrated to the same thickness, the general contractor felt it would be best to install the base cabinets on a level subfloor.
- Work has started on rebuilding the fireplace in the great room and a new 48″ wide door that slides into a pocket will allow access to the sunroom.
- The space has been primed and a coat of Benjamin Moore paint in Navajo White has been applied to the walls. Ceilings are white.
This week the Neff cabinets will be delivered to the Steffen residence. This is a partial shipment and will include the cabinetry for the main cooking elevation and the refrigeration elevation. Installation may begin later in the day and will continue for approximately eight to 10 days.
The GE Monogram appliances will be delivered the week of November 3rd.
This is just the beginning and there is a lot more that will happen in the next few weeks. It will be fun to see how all of this will come together. We’re all very excited!