House Hunters Renovation Product Review

 

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A few months back I designed a kitchen that was featured on season 3 of the HTGV show House Hunters Renovation. Once it aired, I received a flood of emails from people asking about the materials I used. So I thought I would go ahead and post it on the blog for all the curious minds out there! Honestly some of these are my favorite “go to” brands and products and I use them often!

In this design I used Benjamin Moore paint.  I love using Benjamin Moore paint because of it’s high quality and beautiful selection of colors. I get questions about the specific colors I used and they are listed below.

For the plumbing fixtures, Delta faucets are both beautiful and functional, especially with their Touch20 technology that allows you to turn your faucet on and off by simply touching anywhere on fixture. I selected their brushed nickel finish even though I used brushed bronze (GASP!) for the hardware on the cabinets…. but I have no problem mixing the metals!

Next is the glass back splash which was the highlighted materiel for the kitchen. The product is manufactured by a company called Hirsch Tile.  Their glass mosaics are unique and it added so much texture and interest to the overall kitchen. Check out their unique material sizes and options on their website. The one I selected for this design came from the Sillouette series.

The hardware was from Schaub and Company and in particular I chose the Northport Collection which features 4 classic finish options.  I chose to use a brushed brass color finish because I felt like this was something unique which most people don’t use and it also tied in the gold colors from the glass back splash. It gave a really elegant touch to the cabinets. See the photo below for more information on the products used in this kitchen.

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Paint:
Benjamin Moore “In the Midnight Hour”
Faucet:
Delta Pilar Touch20 Kitchen Faucet in Arctic Stainless Finish
Backsplash:
Hirsch Glass Silhouette Collection XCI132
Cabinet Hardware:
Schaub and Company Northport Pull in Brushed Bronze Finish

The light fixtures in this space are both from Rejuvenation. The industrial styling and brass finish gives the space a lot of character and charm.

The counter stools came from World Market and were the perfect color and scale for this kitchen. The image below features more information on these items.

And lastly were the solar shades on the 2 windows which come from The Shade Store. This company makes one of the best solar shade products on the market in record time and with great quality. I use these all the time!

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Pendant Light:
Rejuvenation George Pendant in Old Brass Finish
Counter Stool:
World Market Mia Counter Stool
Sconce:
Rejuvenation Reed Sconce in Old Brass Finish

If you have any more questions about this kitchen or would like to inquire about having your kitchen designed by A.S.D. Interiors, please email us at info@asdinteriors.com

House Hunters Renovation Recap

Before picture of HGTV kitchen remodel
Before picture of HGTV kitchen remodel

A young couple hopes to move out of their parents’ houses and into a their own home in Los Angeles.Episode HHUTR-313H

It was such a blast working on this kitchen renovation. This was one of those designs that COMPLETELY changed the space from a drab 1970’s eye sore to fresh and up to date modernized kitchen. Below are the after pics from today’s episode of House Hunters Renovation.

When I first walked into this space I knew right away that something with the layout needed to change. It was as if there were a huge block in the middle of the room stopping this kitchen from its full potential. And then it hit me…. Open up the entire kitchen by eliminating the peninsula and get double the space!!

After picture of Ani and Allens kitchen remodel
After picture of Ani and Allens kitchen remodel

So that’s exactly how I designed the kitchen. I also used the hallway closet space to recess the kitchen pantry and refrigerator. This was a huge factor in allowing all that open space to breath.

 

Next was the color palette and it truly started off by the amazing glass tile backsplash. It has so much variation in color, sparkle, metallic hues, and wow factor. In terms of the cabinetry, I already knew that the clients Ani and Allen really wanted a light color in their kitchen. So I chose a clean and crisp bright white to allow the other materials to shine! I even designed the countertops with a bright white quartz so that it didn’t chop up the kitchen.

One of the most exciting details in the kitchen is the use of the brushed bronze finish in the pendant light, wall sconces, and door handles. It’s an unexpected change to the basic nickel finish which so many people use, and it adds a very unique and elegant touch.

So after tons of hard work and energy Ani and Allen get to enjoy their wonderful new and contemporary kitchen.

HGTV kitchen remodel
HGTV kitchen remodel
HGTV kitchen remodel view of the backsplash tile, glass upper cabinets, and sink area
HGTV kitchen remodel view of the backsplash tile, glass upper cabinets, and sink area
HGTV kitchen remodel designed by Shirry Dolgin and work by A-List Construction
HGTV kitchen remodel designed by Shirry Dolgin and work by A-List Construction

Thanks again to all the HGTV crew! You all rock!!

For more information on the products used in this kitchen remodel go to HGTV.com

If you are interested in hiring ASD INTERIORS or A-List Construction – feel free to contact us through our websites here:

www.asdinteriors.com

www.a-listconstruction.com

 

Before & After

ASD Interiors Designer: Shirry Dolgin
ASD Interiors
Designer: Shirry Dolgin

I know we how much everyone loves a before and after story, so here is a great one!

We recently finished a kitchen renovation in Redondo Beach, CA and what a transformation it was! We used the existing kitchen space AND dining room of a typical beach track home and combined the two spaces to create one huge kitchen! I selected gorgeous two tone custom glazed cabinets and by installing faux beams in the ceiling, and an island that was almost as big as a ping pong table, this kitchen became the perfect place for entertaining large crowds. It was over 8′ long and over 4′ wide. Check out the before and after of this amazing reno!

The floor plans below show how the space looked before – a small kitchen and dining space – and how we re-configured the two rooms to create the fabulous kitchen it is now. By removing the wall that separated the kitchen from the dining room, it allowed us to create a more spacious kitchen with more storage and counter space. We were also able to use bigger and better appliances (Viking) since the kitchen nearly doubled in size. It was a lot of work and a lot of engineering, but well worth it!

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Before:

Existing kitchen
Existing kitchen

Existing dining room to become part of new kitchen
Existing dining room to become part of new kitchen

After:

ASD Interiors Designer: Shirry Dolgin
ASD Interiors
Designer: Shirry Dolgin

ASD Interiors Designer: Shirry Dolgin
ASD Interiors
Designer: Shirry Dolgin
ASD Interiors Designer: Shirry Dolgin
ASD Interiors
Designer: Shirry Dolgin
ASD Interiors Designer: Shirry Dolgin
ASD Interiors
Designer: Shirry Dolgin

Light and Airy Kitchen

Today I’m sharing with you the pictures from my clients recently renovated kitchen. I’ve included some tips and easy ideas when designing a light and airy kitchen space.
Above is a close up shot of the small empty corner they had in the kitchen which I turned into a little breakfast spot. I installed a beautiful glass light fixture over a white table and sleek stainless steel chairs. A piece of modern art bringing in some color makes this a perfectly cozy spot for breakfast snack.I used a light color palette to accentuate all of the light in the kitchen. Although the kitchen wasn’t HUGE to start out with, I highlighted its best features…. A fantastic skylight and high ceilings!!

Originally this kitchen had the laundry machines and water heater taken up the majority of the space. So in its place I’ve built in a large butler’s pantry for additional wine storage as well as this glass door pantry where the old water heater used to sit. The original floor plan also had two corners in the kitchen taking up useful space due to closets on the opposite side of the wall. Luckily, we were able to completely remove those closet spaces and make the cabinetry continue without any unwanted interruptions! Check out these BEFORE photos… I warn you the difference is shocking!

As you can see, the corner where there is unproductive space!

Okay, now back to the pretty stuff! To keep this style contemporary and clean, I used Shaker Cabinetry Doors finished in a fresh, bright white. The muted color palette was chosen to highlight the light, bright and airy feel I hoping to achieve. To get an airy look, frosted glass was chosen for parts of the pantry. A few added touches of decor gave this kitchen a personilzed finished on the remodeling.

Other materials in this kitchen include porcelain tiled flooring. The various colors of the floor work well with the lightness of the kitchen but also bring contrast to the space.

I used stainless steel appliances to complete the contemporary look of the kitchen. Not only that, but the appliances completement the stainless steel chairs in the sitting area.

For the backsplash, glass tile in a fresh green hue was placed to complement the breeziness of this newly renovated kitchen.

Doesn’t this space make you want to sit down and enjoy a fresh glass of lemonade!?