Archive for July, 2010

going through my garage phase

Author: Travis Kinney

Seems like I’m doing a lot of garage work lately. Fun thing is, they are all very different from one another. This first garage is nearing completion. There is a third bay around the side to the far right. You can just see the treeline through the third bay if you look right where the two ladders intersect. The nicest detail of the garage occurs around the corner where the passage door is located and two very nice looking roof dormers. The second floor is set up for a future home office or apartment with a great view of the ocean. The large roof overhang is shown in the photo, protected with painters tarps. I will post an updated photo later on. Oh yes, the roof bracket supports and exposed framing underneath looked no nice, that we decided to leave the exposed instead of painting them as originally planned. It does look nice, but I wonder if it detracts from the historical look that I was shooting for. hmmm……

new three car garage

This is a detached wood working shop for a client of mine. To the right of the passage door are a couple of wide awning windows located at bench height and have an incredible view of Casco Bay. The siding is vinyl, which I am not a great fan of, but it looks pretty good here. The windows are a dark bronze color and will be installed next week and the garage doors need to be painted. The owner built the large hinged doors and is working on decorative roofs that go over each window. Nice shop!

woodworking shop

Here’s a garage that is under construction and will be connected to the house with an open-air connector that matches the style of the wrap-around porch.

attached garage

vanity and floor tile

Author: Travis Kinney

This floor tile is Jerusalem Gold with Walker-Zanger montage sandstone accent glass tiles. I designed the vanity and had the corner columns turned by Saco Manufacturing.

Tile and vanity base

New entry

Author: Travis Kinney

Here’s a better photo of the entry I designed. The brackets and rafter tails will all be painted white to match rest of entry. After it’s all painted it should look very conservatory-like.

entry during construction

New kitchen & entry

Author: Travis Kinney

Here are a couple photos I took yesterday of Cook&Cook kitchen cabinets being installed in a project of mine. The counters are 2″ thick white marble, which I can’t wait to see. Helping the owner select lights and flooring. Here’s a picture of the “English conservatory” style entry. There a number of brackets, finials and trim panels yet to be installed. Looks awesome. The tile floor will most likely be herringbone pattern travertine.

Cook&Cook cabinets being installed

New entrance

show kitchens

Author: Travis Kinney

Maine Home+Design is organizing a tour of kitchens in Cape Elizabeth and a kitchen in a house that I designed is on the list. Here’s the ad from the recent issue of Maine Home+Design. If you are not familiar with this magazine, you should check it out. They have great design articles and photography.