Inspired by the nationwide groundswell of interest in American made products, Southern Living and This Old House are joining forces with Wellborn Cabinet, Inc., Cabinets & Tops of the Upstate and Dillard-Jones Builders to construct an All-American Cottage.
This week we spotlight the talent of Audra Lamb ASID, with Sunset Tile and Bath who won big in 2010-2011’s Design Contest in the Bath Category.
Design Mission: Create a more contemporary Master Bath for the McNail Household without adding more space or breaking the bank.
Design Mission Statement:
This Master Bath’s builder grade configuration limited possibilities of elongated vanity as well as tub area. Reducing the vanity size allowed for enlarging tub platform and installing a tile surround.
The customer wanted to allow for a taller tub splash due to the roman tub faucet being modified into a wall mount diverter and spout.
The counter top backsplash was incorporated into the tub splash by continuing the travertine ogee molding and tumbled mesh to create a cohesive look through the bath.
In order to give the customer and more contemporary look, Prairie Maple cabinetry with a Sienna finish was used and allowed the bathroom to have balance between the light and dark finishes.
The drawers were upgraded to wood dovetail drawer boxes to give the customer a higher quality finish, but still keeping the cabinet economical.
The shower layout was reconfigured to allow the customer to incorporate and shower bench connecting with the tub platform.
• The customers incorporated an adjustable shower arm to allow for customization between their different heights.
• We used natural travertine tiles in two colors and multiples sizes to give visual interest without being overwhelming in their space.
• We also incorporated a frameless heavy glass shower enclosure with clear glass to allow for easy visibility of the new tile patters as well as increasing the feeling of a larger bathroom.
The large format mirror was also replaced with two custom framed mirrors to give a more inviting look to the vanity area.
A slab travertine counter top with under mount sinks gave a neutral look to the vanity area and made the cabinetry more of a focal point in the room.
Mission Accomplished – Great Work Audra!
Audra Lamb, ASID
Sunset Tile & Bath
Gary Tilson’s Award Winning Milan Bathroom Design is a very clean minimalist design but is anything but simple….
The clients had already renovated portions of their home including new wood floors in the master
bedroom before coming to me for a design consultation.
They were ready to upgrade their outdated bath. Remodel Size:13’6″ x 11′ 4″
Meetings with them identified some key concerns and wishes for their new Master Bath.
They wanted a spa-like bath with clean lines.
They chose Wellborn’s Milan Cherry in Autumn Spice, setting the tone for the project.
Kohler vessel sinks and faucets continued the clean look.
Keeping with their minimalist tastes, they decided to do away with pulls. Where necessary, touch latches were added to aid in opening doors / drawers.
Matching Wellborn trim was added including a valance above sinks with recessed lighting, door casings, caps over the tile wainscot and window casings.
The original entry to the Master Closet was through the bath taking up valuable wall and circulation space.
The entry was closed in favor of a new door directly from the bedroom which freed up additional wall
space for the shower and toilet areas.
The original entry to the bath was from a nook at the far end of the bedroom.
The entry was moved to an adjacent wall which was already in the circulation path.
A pair of pocket doors freed up wall space for switches that would have been hidden behind a swinging
An Ecofires firebox with cabinets and shelving matching those of the bath were installed in the alcove
creating an intimate sitting area for reading.
Additional functional solutions to their needs include:
Hamper base cabinet, Milan doors on the tub surround to access Whirlpool pump,
Pilaster units each side of the sinks with doors and electrical outlets within,
Heated Towel Bar and Heated Floor, and a more efficient allocation of circulation space allowing a fuller use of the existing square footage.
The clean lines of the Milan door style with the warm rich Autumn Spice finish on Cherry along with the
other material selections helped to create the sophisticated contemporary result that the well-traveled
And also became an Award-Winning Design for Gary Tilson!
Gary Tilson Barefoot Kitchens & Bath
Wellborn Cabinet, Inc. Dream Kitchen Makeover Winner Announcement
Ashland, AL: Wellborn Cabinet, Inc. has successfully launched its sixth consecutive Dream Kitchen Makeover Giveaway and is proud to announce that a winner has been chosen! This is the first of many Dream Kitchen Makeover giveaways that will include open registration allowing each person to enter online on any of Wellborn’s websites.
Beth Hajek of Cromwell, Connecticut was randomly selected out of nearly 10,000 entries as the sixth Dream Kitchen Makeover Winner. Beth will receive a kitchen makeover valued up to $12,000 featuring cabinetry by Wellborn.
The winning dealer, Fiderio & Sons of Meriden, Connecticut has been working with Beth on ordering her new kitchen prior to being notified of her winning the giveaway. Beth was surprised “ambush style” in Fiderio & Sons showroom on December 5, 2012.
John Fiderio (owner) expressed “We are so happy that one of our customers has won Wellborn’s Dream Kitchen Makeover. We look forward to helping them create the kitchen of their dreams.”
Enter for your chance to win the next Dream Kitchen Makeover Giveaway beginning January 1st! Visit Wellborn.com for the Official Rules and details.
Or maybe we should say Undesigned islands are waiting!
When an island is wanted by your clients make sure that you have all bases covered. Storage, Appliances, Purpose of island and overall design, etc……
Create an island all their own with Wellborn!
You have your new island, peninsula, breakfast nook or getaway!
You have bookmarked thousands of bar stools sites and pinned all the bar stools in the universe but you just can’t seem to make a decision on the right stool for your space.
Well I have compiled some tips and pictures to help you a little with the decision making process!
First and foremost three things: You will probably repurchase stools before other furniture; consider the space itself and the users of the space! Bar stools tend to take more abuse than any other sitting furniture in the home so don’t be alarmed if you find yourself wanting new stools – sooner after the purchase than expected!
Depending on your space and users you might even want to mix materials and heights to create a space that works for all that use your space but also is your style alone!
Mixing Heights is a great Way to add Interest & allows more people to use your kitchen space! Counter & Table Height Shown Here
Tip #1: To ensure just the right bar stools begin by measuring the height of your counter, bar, or table.
Tip #2: Allow between 10 to 12 inches between the bar stool seat and the bottom of the counter or bar.
This will ensure that your bar stool fits under the counter, bar or table and leaves you with plenty of leg room.
Tip #3: Stool & Bar Heights Guide
24-inch Bar Stool: 24″ stools are the perfect height for a 36″ bar.
26-inch Bar Stool: 26″ stools are the perfect height for a 38″ bar.
30-inch Bar Stool: 30″ stools are the perfect height for the standard 42″ bar/counter top.
There should be about 26-30 inches between the centers of each bar stool.
This gives people enough personal space. When you factor this in with the length of your island, peninsula or table, you will know how many bar stools you can have in that space.
It is also important to think about all the activities that will be occurring in this space!
SPACE is so IMPORTANT!
Material Types of Bar Stools
Wood bar stools – (buy wood touch up)
Metal (Steel, brushed steel, chrome, iron) bar stools
Leather, Suede, Vinyl, Micro-fiber, Stain-Resistant Fabrics or non-upholstered (How do you clean?)
Back or Back-less bar stools
Arm or arm-less bar stools
Adjustable, swivel, tilt or fixed bar stools (Do you need child friendly?)
So many types of materials to choose from remember to first consider the style of your space and where the bar stools will be used.
When it comes to the style of your space – just one simple question:
Do you want the stools to complement the space? or Stand Alone?
Remember bar stools can be great accent furniture pieces not just a place to sit!