January 13, 2010
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HGTV aired an episode of “Bang For Your Buck Kitchens” of Sacramento in 2009. One of the kitchens featured was a kitchen designed and owned by Paul Almond & Pam Whitehead of Sage Architecture. Their kitchen remodel encompassed a joint kitchen and living space that totaled $80,000.
As architects, Paul and Pam have a sleek-contemporary design style that transferred accordingly to their own home. They used horizontal emphasis to create a larger feeling space for their smaller Sacramento home. Owner, Nar Bustamante of Nar Fine Carpentry had the pleasure of installing the cabinetry purchased for the home. The cabinets are from Crystal Cabinets in a slab veneer door style in Lyptus wood with a “Blackstone” charcoal finish. Paul & Pam combined their dark cabinetry with a light Caesarstone countertop in a honed finish and 3cm thickness. They also used three-quarter height cabinetry to house their oven and microwave, which is a great feature to include when using a darker finished cabinetry so the darker finish does not swallow up the space.
The program took 3 kitchen remodels in Sacramento and compared which remodel would receive the greatest return for the money spent. unfortunately Pam & Paul’s Crystal kitchen did not win the title of biggest bang-for-your-buck. The host reasoned that because Sacramento’s general design veers toward the traditional style, Paul & Pam’s remodel would be a hard sell to the average Sacramento home buyer. True or not, the kitchen remodel was a success, as it has left Paul & Pam’s life in their home more enriched, convenient and aesthetically pleasing.
If you would like more information on the cabinetry that Paul & Pam have, or talk with their expert cabinet installer, please contact us at Nar Fine Carpentry or call (916) 944-0906.
Photo courtesy of HGTV
by Nicolette Patton