the romaine kitchen

i’m excited to bring you another piece of technology that i hope you’ll find interesting. i want to give readers an inside look at the design process and maybe this medium will help do that. so please sit back and watch this video introduction of a new project where i discuss the kitchen design. please make sure you select FULL SCREEN in the bottom right of the video frame as it reads pretty well, especially the enlarged plans.


romaine kitchen from david doucette on Vimeo.

what is the big deal about closets anyway?

master-closet-floor-plan
master closet floor plan

the westbourne project is entering the final stages and the most fun. it’s where everybody can really start seeing things come together. we’ve completed the design of the master closet which is really luxurious, complete with a custom built island and dresser. we’ll also be installing shoe racks and plenty of hanging space. we’re using FSC, forest stewardship council, walnut. it will be stained a dark color and is sure to look gorgeous. by the way, in answer to the title, the big deal is that we all want them and we all have closet envy…. that, and we never have enough.

  
 
 
master closet elevation #1
master closet elevation #1
   
   
custom dresser elevation
custom dresser elevation
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
custom dresser & cubbies
custom dresser & cubbies

insulation, tis blow-in the wind

our LEED project, westbourne, is really starting to come together. we had the insulation installed last week and for the exterior walls and the roof/ceiling we used the blown in from greenfiber as discussed in a previous post. here are a couple of action shots;

step one is installing the mesh on the inside of all the exterior walls.  

step two is cutting small holes in the mesh and inserting the vacuum hose and blowing the insualtion in. it took about three days for the complete install. 

kind of like a vacuum hose in reverse.
kind of like a vacuum hose in reverse.
the second floor complete with exterior walls and ceiling
the second floor complete with exterior walls and ceiling
the hopper that the insulation is fed into.
the hopper that the insulation is fed into.

the master bath, a private sanctuary

the master bathroom is one of the most important rooms in a home. it can be a place where you wake up and greet the morning or a place to relax after a long day. the westbourne master bathroom satisfies both of these requirements with style.

master bathroom floor plan
master bathroom floor plan

 when you walk into the master bathroom, you’re immediately greeted by an almost six foot wide by nearly eight foot tall built in cabinetry unit that can hold robes, towels, linens, as well as a counter for a coffee maker or espresso machine and a small refrigerator to hold milk and water.

if you move to your right, you’ll see a private toilet room complete with a dual-flush toilet by caroma and waterless urinal by falcon

if you move to the left you will enter the main space of the master bathroom. you’ll find a long vanity with dual undermount sinks. the vanity “floats” above the floor for easy cleaning and is made from FSC, forest stewardship council, teak veneer, and formaldehyde free cabinets. the countertop will be caeserstone.

the shower consists of a steam shower unit which will allow for some nice relaxing time after that long day (or a great way to start the morning for you early morning types). the shower and tub are designed to be one unit by using a caeserstone tub deck that will also become the shower bench.

 

master bath cabinet elevation
master bath cabinet elevation

tall cabinetry, plan & elevation
tall cabinetry, plan & elevation