I love architectural contrast. Since Debra has decreed at least two “pretty” pics per post, I’ll use some of that contrast for the first one. This shot is – obviously, because of the iconic CN Tower on the left – in Toronto, taken from the the St. Lawrence Market area looking back downtown.
Now, let’s see what’s going on at Hildring House –
This is the electrical plan sheet for the new laundry room and powder. At the top, you can see the designations for the new windows – the one in the bath completely new. Well, they’re in.
Remember when I showed you the pendant lights for over the island still in the box? They’re still in the box, but in this elevation, you can see where they will go:
To put it in perspective, here is another shot of the kitchen from the view shown in the elevation:
In the last post, I showed you one of the junction boxes for the wall washers on the vault wall. Here is shot showing all 4 – you can get an idea of the over-all scheme.
Looking at the electrical plan for the kitchen can orient you to the layout. Remember I said that this is a long galley, so your “triangle” is sort of smooshed, but we believe it will work quite well.
Having seen that, the next elevation will make more sense – it’s the fridge wall cabinetry.
And, speaking of cabinetry, here are elevations for the island and the new laundry room cabinets. Of course, Debra has made some changes that aren’t reflected on these illustrations but you get the idea.
Progress also has been made on the gas line. If you recall, the choices were to trench around the foundation or run it through the attic. The attic was the easy call. So – it came down the side of the house from the meter and into the closet area in what will be the office –
It runs up the closet wall
into the attic and down into the kitchen.
And, SURPRISE! They were able to tee off of the line in the attic and run it to the fireplace!
Drywall will be going up soon, so it’s time to make some paint decisions. Debra has a special surprise for the wall leading into the new powder bath, opposite the door to the new laundry room, so I can’t talk about that – except to say that it’s pretty bold. But I can show you some of the decision-making for the laundry room, itself. Obviously the tile is the focal point of the room, so the paint has to coordinate.
Color books are wonderful things, don’t you agree?
And speaking of paint brings me to the requisite second “pretty picture” of the post – back to Toronto for a spectacular Trompe L’Oeil mural. I don’t remember the purpose of the building. Really nice work, though.
We’re excited to continue on this Hildring House journey, and even more excited that you’re joining us. Please let us know what you think –
Thanks for reading!