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On this episode of “Kitchen Crashers” it was Jessica and CJ’s lucky day when they met designer contractor, Alison Victoria, while out shopping at Lowe’s for the afternoon. When the couple brought Alison and her team back to their home, the old, dark and gloomy kitchen was revealed. It was going to be a lot of hard work but Alison had positive thoughts about what could be done to create a masterpiece. The couple got right into action and it looked like they were really enjoying breaking down their old kitchen! With some new counter tops, cabinets and a fabulous BLANCO PRECIS SILGRANIT II® Truffle kitchen sink and PURUS faucet, things were beginning to come together. CJ even got his dream come true when a flat screen television which was installed right into the kitchen wall! After three days, their kitchen was transformed into a bright, shiny, colorful and spacious gathering space, where family and friends could come together and share a whole bunch of laughs and memories.
BLANCO recently filmed with the award-winning PBS show, For Your Home — the longest running home and garden show on television. The segment, taped in Charlotte, North Carolina, will appear on-air this fall.
According to Host, Vicki Payne, “For Your Home gets thousands of phones calls, emails and letters each month asking us to consider their home for an upcoming makeover.”
Payne continues, “When we were approached by this homeowner we had lots of concerns. We knew the kitchen would be a great ‘before and after’ project but the age of the home really set us back. The home was built in 1939. It is located in a great part of town where many homeowners are bulldozing older homes to make room for new or doing massive renovations to existing properties. We decided to tackle the project because it provided us an opportunity to share with our viewers we problems and solutions that they might face when renovating an older home. My goal was to transform this out of date, dark kitchen without losing the integrity of the original home. Through each product selection I stayed true to this goal.”
“The Blanco sink that I selected was a BLANCO SUPREME™ 1-3/4 bowl,” notes Payne. “It was a traditional double bowl sink. The major deciding feature was the depth. The homeowner’s existing sink was really deep and they loved that feature.”
“I had space limitations but Blanco offered a number of deep sinks that could easily fit into our design.”
“The sink, faucet and pot filler are all commercial grade. This is a busy family and we needed something that could perform year after year”
“I selected the CULINA™ Semi-Professional faucet with the CANTATA™ pot filler in a satin nickel finish. Their style is new, fresh and added a youthful touch to this traditional kitchen design. I love to select function first, style second and never have to compromise on either one.”
Christy Emens, Marketing Communications Manager for BLANCO will appear with Vicki Payne on this home makeover segment to talk about sink and faucet trends/how-to’s.
Vicki Payne, a 14-year veteran of on-air makeovers and host of the popular PBS show For Your Home, recently updated a kitchen in Charlotte, NC. The 1990′s styled kitchen was in need of a redo and had to fit the needs of both a bachelor and an 85 year old live-in Dad. We spoke to Vicki about the project, that was just featured in Charlotte Living Magazine. Here’s some inside scoop about this beautiful kitchen that will air on two episodes in about a month.
The kitchen features a very unusual sink configuration. Tell us about what inspired you to design two sinks in the “clean up” area?
The homeowner travels a lot and his dad feels he doesn’t use enough dishes to always run the dishwasher. Also, they felt the standard double sink was not big enough to fit pots and pans. Our solution was to create two sinks in the “clean up” area which fit ergonomically into the corner. The first, a BLANCO Precision™ Element, which was perfect for scraping and rinsing and the second, a BLANCO Precision™ Super Single, which was large enough to fit all their over-sized pots.
The room seems so much larger, how did you do it?
We also upgraded to tall casement windows that could easily be cranked open and offered a beautiful view of the yard. The original squat double hung windows were so far removed, it was difficult to open them and to enjoy the view. And all the natural light makes the room seem so much larger and more inviting. We purposely left cabinets off the wall so the view could be enjoyed from the seating area as well.